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GMV: Installation of a EUMETCast Station in GMV

In June a station was installed in GMV for receiving diverse meteorological products and images broadcast through EUMETSAT’s EUMETCast service. The main purpose of this installation is to reinforce GMV’s research and development work in the earth observation area

EUMETCast is EUMETSAT’s environmental-data broadcasting system. EUMETSAT is the European organization for operating meteorological satellites, whose main remit is to deliver weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

EUMETCast is used mainly for broadcasting derived products and images from EUMETSAT’s meteorological satellites, also providing access to data and services from other providers.
The installation of this reception station will enable GMV to receive directly a series of derived products and images for carrying out research and development projects and activities in the field of earth observation, where GMV has a long and distinguished track record.

GMV’s earth-observation activities center on the design and development of image distribution, filing and processing systems, onboard instrument processors and data-quality analysis and pre-processing systems, as well as developing mission control and planning systems for earth-observation space missions.

In terms of specific meteorological data, GMV has been furnishing the Spanish Meteorological Institute (Instituto Nacional de Meteorología: INM) with engineering and systems since the mid nineties. GMV has participated in the development of EUMETSA´s Nowcasting Application Facility for the INM and has provided backup for the development and maintenance of the operational system for the capture, processing, distribution and filing of INM’s meteorological data.