The European Organisation for the Exploitation of
Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) is dedicated to monitoring weather
and climate from space.
We operate a system of meteorological satellites
that observe the
atmosphere and ocean and land surfaces – 24 hours a day, 365 days a
year. This data is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of
the organisation's Member and Cooperating States
in Europe, as well as
other users worldwide.
service provided by EUMETSAT helps 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.