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Meteorological space agencies look to the future

29 June 2017

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The Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) held its 45th plenary session on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, on 15-16 June. The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Vision for the Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) in 2040, which is currently being prepared, was one of the major items discussed.

The CGMS meets annually to look at how space agencies can meet the needs of users of weather, climate and environmental data, such as national meteorological and hydrological services. The Korea Meteorological Administration hosted this year's meeting.

In 2019, the WMO will publish its WIGOS Vision 2040, which aims to align the anticipated need for space-based observations, for example those necessary for predicting severe weather events, with anticipated available technology.


Image credit: EUMETSAT - KMA Administrator Dr Yunhwa Ko addresses the plenary.

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