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Contents


Preface by Dr. Henri Malcorps,
Chairman of the EUMETSAT Council
6

Foreword by Dr. Tillmann Mohr,
Director-General of EUMETSAT
9

Introduction
10

Chapter 1
Before EUMETSAT, the founding of EUMETSAT
and the first Council meetings
19

Chapter 2
EUMETSAT's first Long-Term plan
33

Chapter 3
Atlantic Data Coverage (GOES back-up) and the
Amended EUMETSAT Convention
39

Chapter 4
The Meteosat Transition Programme and
development of a Long-Term Management Policy
47

Chapter 5
Satellite Application Facilities
and the EUMETSAT Ground Segment
56

Chapter 6
Meteosat Second Generation (MSG)
62

Chapter 7
The EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS)
74

Chapter 8
In conclusion
93

Annex I
Landmark Resolutions of the first six years
96

Annex 2
Important milestones in the evolution of EUMETSAT
98

Glossary.
105

Chairpersons of EUMETSAT Council and Advisory Committees
107

Index
108


SEE ALSO| |

1. Meteorologists shed political shackles, a review of Declan Murphy's history of the first 25 years of EUMETSAT (2011), by Helen Gavaghan.


2. An interview in 2010 with Dr Tillman Mohr, a special advisor to the secretary general of the World Meteorological Organisation, in Science, People & Politics.

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