12th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa

12th - 16th September 2016 - Kigali, Rwanda

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The adopted recommendations are available HERE


The 12th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa will take place from 12 to 16 September 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda

The purpose of the EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa is to sustain the well established dialogue between EUMETSAT and the African user community, in particular the National Meteorological Services and their regional centres. The overall objective is to facilitate the use of EUMETSAT satellite data throughout the continent. The Forum also provides the opportunity to identify actions and initiatives that could be taken by EUMETSAT and its partners to meet the requirements of its African users. The EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa is organised every two years.

This web site contains all the information you need to register and attend the EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa and to contribute actively to it! The Forum section provides information on the objectives and the programme of the Forum. Under Practical information you will find all the information you need to prepare your travel to Rwanda. You can also access the paper and poster submission area and submit a proposal for a presentation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact EUMETSAT's organising committee

E-mail: ufa@eumetsat.int
Telephone: +49 6151 807 6040
Fax: +49 6151 807 6150

Or click here to contact the organisers directly.

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites is an intergovernmental organisation based in Darmstadt, Germany, currently with 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom) and one Cooperating State (Serbia).

EUMETSAT operates the geostationary satellites Meteosat-8, -9, -10 and -11 over Europe and Africa, and Meteosat-7 over the Indian Ocean.

EUMETSAT also operates two Metop polar-orbiting satellites as part of the Initial Joint Polar System (IJPS) shared with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

EUMETSAT is also a partner in the cooperative high precision ocean altimetry Jason missions involving Europe and the United States (Jason-2, Jason-3 and Jason-CS/Sentinel-6).

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

From 2016 onwards, EUMETSAT will exploit the Copernicus Sentinel-3 marine mission in cooperation with ESA and on behalf of the EU, and deliver data services to the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service.