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EUMETSAT and CSA Joint Leadership Period


09 January 2024

EUMETSAT and CSA Joint Leadership Period

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) took the responsibility of the Charter leadership from the UK Space Agency in October 2023.

Under the joint leadership arrangement, the CSA is in charge of monitoring calls and coordinating Charter members' responses, while EUMETSAT undertakes the administrative tasks of the leadership role.

Representatives from the Charter member agencies met at EUMETSAT headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, for the Charter 50th meeting, in the third week of October. Two days in that week were dedicated to training project managers to ensure they can make best use of the satellite data they receive.

The 50th Charter Meeting - October 2023

We are now three months into the EUMETSAT/CSA leadership period and there has already been 13 activations of the Charter, the most recent one being for the devastating earthquake in Japan on New Year's day.

The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) will take over the leadership of the Charter in April 2024.