WMO: 2012 Survey on the Use of Satellite data published

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published the results of their 2012 Survey on the Use of Satellite Data. The publication is available online.

95 Member countries provided 227 responses on their status of satellite use, current and planned utilization of satellite data and products for weather, climate, water and related environmental applications. The report informs on key challenges faced by national meteorological services, other operational users of satellite data, as well as research and academia in the use of satellite data. Issues related to data access, reception, processing and training are highlighted. In summary, the survey provides an important resource for defining the WMO agenda in the coming years in support of the effective utilization of satellite data worldwide.