Monitoring satellite data use
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Monitoring satellite data use

One strategic goal of the WMO Space Programme is to improve the utilization of satellite data and services by WMO Members, with emphasis on less advanced and developing countries.
Progress in this field is recurrently reviewed and monitored. This is supported by a biennial questionnaire on the "Status of the availability and use of satellite data and products by WMO Members"

Purpose and Scope of the Questionnaire

The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect feedback from all WMO members on progress and achievements but also challenges and deficiencies with respect to :

  • Access to satellite data and products
  • Application of satellite data
  • Training on environmental satellite utilization.

Six Questionnaires have been conducted so far, covering the period of 1998-2009. Outcomes of the questionnaire are published as Technical Documents, and are available for download under: Resources > Publications

Latest edition (2010)

The 2010 questionnaire covering the 2008-2009 biennium, was issued on 13 January 2010 in four languages (English, French, Russian and Spanish). One hundred replies have been received and analyzed.  Its outcome has been published in January 2011.

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