Invitation: Ocean altimetry data for the world!

Darmstadt, (PresseBox) - Changes in weather, climate and the environment pose serious challenges to mankind. Meeting these challenges requires further improvements in weather forecasting, especially for mid- to long-term predictions. If there is a clearer picture of what is going to happen in the next 10 days, the next months - or even in the coming season - people and industries can prepare themselves much better for instable weather patterns.

Only satellites can provide the required regular monitoring of the global oceans, and satellite radar altimeters are unique in their ability to measure sea levels and wave height. That is why, nine years after the first generation altimetry satellite, Jason-1, was launched, a second spacecraft of a similar design, Jason-2, is planned for launch in mid June 2008. Sharing operational responsibility for this growing global marine observatory are EUMETSAT and NOAA, with CNES and NASA once again assuring the development and launch of the satellite and its instruments.

Dr. Lars Prahm, Director-General of EUMETSAT and Mr. Armand De Decker, President of the Belgian Senate have pleasure in inviting you to a prestigious event to promote this global project to be held at the Belgian Senate, Place de la Nation 1, 1009 Brussels.

Event Programme Details

Date: 16 June 2008
Place: Belgian Senate, Brussels
Starting time: 09:00 doors open
09:45 start of programme
12:30 end of programme
Further information at:
http://www.eumetsat-jason2event.com

Registration on-line only:
http://www.eumetsat-jason2event.com

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