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Access to crucial satellite environmental data assured through Geoscience Australia-EUMETSAT cooperation
03 November 2016
A technical operating arrangement between Geoscience Australia and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) will enhance access to environmental Earth observation data for Australia and the South East Asia - South Pacific region.
The region has some of the fastest economic growth in the world but also faces some big challenges, including significant exposure to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change.
The arrangement, signed in Brisbane today, supports the exchange of data related to the EU's flagship Earth observation Copernicus programme.
Image credit: EUMETSAT