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EUMETSAT Director General visited Sodankylä

Pictures courtesy of Joanna Saarinen (FMI).

On the 7th of September 2022, Jussi Kaurola, Director General of Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) introduced the Arctic Space Centre’s (FMI-ARC) research and satellite ground segment infrastructure in Sodankylä to the executive of EUMETSAT including Phil Evans, Director General of EUMETSAT (since 1 January 2021) and Frederic Pradeilles, Director of Technical & Scientific Support.

Discussions focused on ongoing and planned co-operative activities in satellite data reception, calibration, and validation of satellite observations/products, as well as European activities related to space weather monitoring.

As part of the visit, a seminar on “Current EUMETSAT activities and Arctic strategy at FMI” was held in FMI Helsinki premises.

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Jouni Pulliainen, Director, Space and Earth Observation Centre,

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