EUMETSAT awards MTP and MSG Routine Operations in the implementation of New Meteorological Products

MOLTEK Group announce that EUMETSAT (the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites), has awarded a support contract for Meteorological Product Software Engineering as part of the Routine Operations phases of the Meteosat Transition Programme (MTP) and the Meteosat Second Generation Programme (MSG).

Geophysical products (level 2 and 3) are produced operationally from METEOSAT data in the Meteorological Product Extraction Facilities (MPEFs). These products are continuously generated and disseminated in near real time to the user community.

EUMETSAT is mandated to establish, maintain and exploit Europe’s system of meteorological satellites providing operational Earth observations for a current total of 19 Member and 11 Cooperating States.

Since its foundation in 1986 EUMETSAT has been contributing a wealth of reliable and high quality satellite data which are used for the purposes of meteorological forecasting (especially ‘Nowcasting’ i.e. very short term forecasting) and which are also used in numerical weather prediction models.