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EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference in Sopot, Poland

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On 3-7 September, meteorologists, scientists and researchers will meet in Sopot, Poland, for the 2012 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, Europe's leading annual specialised forum for scientific exchanges between meteorologists, oceanographers and environmentalists.

The conference is co-organised and hosted by the Polish Institute of Meteorology and Water Management-National Research Institute (IMGW-PIB).

The EUMETSAT Director-General, Alain Ratier, and the IMGW-PIB Director-General, Mieczyslaw S. Ostojski, will address the opening session on the first day of the conference.

In addition to the cornerstone themes of climate monitoring, atmospheric composition and satellite-based observations of the oceans, there will be a special focus on the use of satellite data to help understand the hydrological cycle. Scientists from across the world working with such data have chosen this conference to discuss their findings in a dedicated session spanning two days. Other sessions will be devoted to current and future satellites, instruments and their applications; forecasting and nowcasting; and training, promising participants experience, innovation and diversity. All these subjects will also be covered by the conference poster programme.

It will be the 26th EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, the first of which was held in 1986. Up to 400 participants from around 40 countries are expected to attend this year.

EUMETSAT

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 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).

EUMETSAT operates the geostationary satellites Meteosat-8 and -9 over Europe and Africa, and Meteosat-7 over the Indian Ocean. The third Meteosat Second Generation satellite, MSG-3, was launched on 5 July 2012 and will be renamed Meteosat-10 after commissioning is complete.

Metop-A, the first European polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, was launched in October 2006 and has been delivering operational data since 15 May 2007.

The Jason-2 ocean altimetry satellite, launched on 20 June 2008, added monitoring of sea state, ocean currents and sea level change to the missions EUMETSAT conducts.

The data and products from EUMETSAT's satellites are vital to weather forecasting and make a significant contribution to the monitoring of environment and the global climate.

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