Ethiopia to host the 10th EUMETSAT User Forum in Addis next year

Ethiopia hosts the 10th EUMETSAT user Forum, which is organized every two year in Africa, at the end of September 2012.

The EUMETSAT Director General Alain Ratier stated “the 10th EUMETSAT user Forum in Africa will be of Particular importance, as it will be the 10th anniversary edition. It will mark the start of the MESA continental project, which is the continuation of PUMA and AMSED, led by the African Union Commission.”

He also highlighted that the “the Forum will also be a unique opportunity to present the latest development in the use of satellite data to support the implementation of climate services”.

Deputy Director of the NMA Mr. Dula Shanko in his part said that “NMA uses EUMETSAT products for its operations, and hosting the 10th User Forum is a previlage for Ethiopia”

More than 1500 particpants from African countries, development partners, and academia are expected to attend this event