15th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa
13-16 September 2022
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania


 Description of the session 

The preliminary programme of the 15th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa comprises an Opening Ceremony, a Technical Visit and seven sessions.

The first session is dedicated to the presentation of the status of the various EUMETSAT programmes and activities: MSG, EPS, Jason, MTG, EPS-SG, SAFs. It will also include presentations related to the access to EUMETSAT data.

The second session will focus on the implementation of the Abidjan Declaration: the transition in Africa towards the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) satellites and the African Meteorological Satellite Application Facility.

The third session will be on Disaster Risk Reduction. It will focus more specifically on Nowcasting and Numerical Weather Prediction for Early Warning System and Disaster Situation Room. Discussion will include activities at regional or national level, and ways to ease cooperation between the NMHS and the disaster management authorities.

The fourth session will focus on Blue Economy. It will address satellite applications for Marine and Great Lake, focusing on the access and use of the Copernicus Sentinel-3, the OSI-SAF and the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service.

The fifth session will concentrate on Climate Change. It will focus on the implementation of Climate Services in Africa and on how earth observation is used to support Climate Monitoring and Services.

A technical visit will take place on Wednesday afternoon. Further details will be provided in the second information package and on the UFA website in June 2022.

The sixth session is dedicated to data access and training (e.g online data store, EUMETCast Africa and Terrestrial, AfricaConnect). This session will also include the report of the interactive technical sessions that will be organised online the 08th and 09th June, 2022.

The seventh and final session will review and adopt the recommendations formulated during the Forum.

You can download the programme overview HERE.