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EUMETSAT Council makes progress towards EPS-SG programme approval and opens Jason-CS ocean altimetry programme for subscription

The 82nd meeting of the EUMETSAT Council took place in Darmstadt, Germany,on 26 November.

The meeting achieved progress in the approval process for the EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) programme: 86.86 % of the financial envelope of the programme is now covered by committed contributions from Member States.

Expecting that all Member States will have completed their national approval process by June 2015 at the latest, the Council authorised the Director-General, Alain Ratier, to start the programme activities when 95% of the financial envelope is secured.

The Council also opened the Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS) Optional Programme for subscription after agreeing the Programme Proposal and other documents establishing the legal framework for that programme.

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