EUMETSAT Council approves SAF CDOP-2 and discusses EPS-SG Preparatory Programme Proposal

EUMETSAT Council approves SAF CDOP-2 and discusses EPS-SG Preparatory Programme Proposal

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30 June 2011
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EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, held its 72nd Council meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 28-29 June. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Petteri Taalas, Director-General of the Finnish Meteorological Institute. It was the last Council attended by the outgoing EUMETSAT Director-General, Dr. Lars Prahm, who will be succeeded by Alain Ratier, currently Deputy Director-General of Météo France, on 1 August 2011.

Council gave the green light for the second phase of the Continuous Development and Operations Phase (CDOP-2) for EUMETSAT’s Satellite Application Facility (SAF) network, ensuring funding of SAF activities for a period of five years beginning in March 2012.>>More

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