|EUMETSAT To Hold Annual Conference In Norway|
| [01.09.2011, 08:21am, Thu. GMT]|
|The intergovernmental organisation behind some of the most iconic images of Earth weather from space will host its annual conference next month. On 5-9 September, meteorologists, scientists and researchers will meet in Oslo, Norway, for the 2011 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference. The conference is hosted and co-organised by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.A major theme of the conference is the assimilation of satellite data into global and regional Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models.|
The conference will be attended by over 400 participants from around 40 countries. The opening session on the first day of the conference will be addressed by EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier and Norwegian Meteorological Institute Director-General Anton Eliassen.
The first session will be devoted to current and future satellites, instruments and their applications. Other sessions will cover climate monitoring, Nowcasting, atmospheric composition, data access and utilisation, and satellite-based observations of the oceans, with an emphasis on the Arctic regions. These subjects will also be covered by the conference poster programme.
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) operates the geostationary satellites Meteosat-8 and -9 over Europe and Africa, and Meteosat-7 over the Indian Ocean. The data and products from EUMETSAT’s satellites make a significant contribution to weather forecasting and to the monitoring of the global climate.
EUMETSAT is an intergovernmental organisation based in Darmstadt, Germany, currently with 26 European Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom) and five Cooperating States (Bulgaria, Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania, and Serbia).
(irish weather online)