Member since: 2007
EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment. EUMETSAT operates a system of meteorological satellites monitoring the atmosphere and ocean and land surfaces which deliver weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation’s Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.
EUMETSAT has an extended ground system to control its satellites and handle the data they collect.
**Protecting human life and property**
The frequent, highly reliable and superb-quality data and images delivered by the EUMETSAT system of meteorological satellites help to enhance and safeguard the daily lives of European citizens. They aid meteorologists in identifying and monitoring the development of potentially dangerous weather situations and in issuing timely forecasts and warnings to emergency services and local authorities, helping to mitigate the effects of severe weather and protecting human life and property. This information is also critical to the safety of air travel, shipping and road traffic, and to the daily business of farming, construction and many other industries.