Welcome to the EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa web site!
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
The purpose of the EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa is to reinforce the well established dialogue between EUMETSAT and the African user community in order 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. The next one will take place in 2012.
The 10th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa will take place in:
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
from 1-5 October 2012.
The forum is organised in collaboration with the Ethiopian National Meteorology Agency, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission.
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 Ethiopia. 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
Telephone: +49 6151 807 6040
Fax: +49 6151 807 6150
Or click here to contact the organisers directly.
EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, is an intergovernmental organisation created in 1986 and based in Darmstadt, Germany. Its mandate is to establish, maintain and exploit operational meteorological satellites for its 26 Member and 5 Cooperating States, in close cooperation with other international organisations such as the World Meteorological Organisation, the European Union and the European Space Agency.
EUMETSAT is currently operating three geostationary and two polar orbiting satellites:
- Meteosat-8 and Meteosat-9 of the second generation are situated over Europe and Africa (located over the Guinea Golf)
- Meteosat-7 (located above the Indian Ocean)
The third generation of Meteosat (MTG) is under preparation in order to continue the Meteosat geostationary programme beyond 2018.
The data, products and services from EUMETSAT’s satellites make a significant contribution to weather forecasting and to the monitoring of the global climate, and they are provided free of charge to all African countries.
Previous EUMETSAT User Fora in Africa have been held in:
2010 – Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
2008 - Accra, Ghana
2006 - Maputo, Mozambique
2004 - Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
2002 - Dakar, Senegal
2000 - Kampala, Uganda
1998 - Rabat, Morocco
1996 - Harare, Zimbabwe
1995 - Niamey, Niger
Reports from the fora are available from 1998 onwards.
For further information on EUMETSAT's activities in Africa, please visit our website.
The second status update of the recommendations resulting form the 9th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa is now available
The final programme is now available
In addition to the website, this year we have set up a Facebook group for the 10th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa. The idea is to facilitate communication among participants and interested parties in the run up to the forum. It is a space where we can share information updates, news and pictures ahead of, during and after the event as well as encouraging informal discussion.
Join the Facebook group now!
10th User Forum in Africa 2nd Information package now available!