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 survey on the availability and use of satellite data and products by WMO Members.

Purpose and Scope of the Survey

The purpose of the survey 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 biennial questionnaires have been issued to cover the period from 1998 to 2009. The outcomes of these questionnaire are published as WMO Technical Documents, and are available for download under: Resources > Publications (keyword: questionnaire).

Latest edition (2012)

The "2012 WMO Survey on the Use of Satellite Data", covering the 2010-2011 biennium, was performed on line from May to September 2012, in four languages (English, French, Russian and Spanish). More than two hundred responses have been received and analyzed, coming from 95 WMO Members.  Its outcome was published in 2013 as WMO Space Programme publication (SP-9) and is available for download under: Resources > Publications (keyword: survey).




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