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NOAA Satellite Conference addresses opportunities and challenges
24 July 2017
A new era in satellite meteorology offers unprecedented opportunities to improve Earth observations and understanding, but also poses big challenges for users worldwide. A top-level World Meteorological Organization delegation outlined WMO's strategic perspectives at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellite Conference 2017.
The latest generation of satellites from China, Europe, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russian Federation and the USA and other countries is becoming operational, providing unprecedented advances in weather forecasting, disaster risk reduction and climate monitoring. The NOAA Satellite Conference, held in New York from 17-20 July focussed on a new era for NOAA Environmental Satellites, including GOES-16 which is the most advanced weather satellite ever developed in the US.
Image credit: WMO - Image illustration of NOAA Satellite Conference