Final programme in a series of five on Meteosat Second Generation, ESA's new weather satellite due to be launched August 2002. This programme focuses on how a new generation of weather satellites will provide better imagery and a faster data relay, which will serve the meteorology customers with almost ten times the current amount of data. The programme comprises of a 5 minute A-Roll with Split audio and English commentary and is complemented by a longer B-roll with clean international sound.
The video includes:
00:30 MSG The future of weather forecasting: Different weather forecast presentations from TV
01:40 Eumetsat in Darmstadt, Germany. Weather prevision activity.
02:00 Construction of building and roads plan their activity according to the weather and the forecasts. Views of construction sites.
02:15 Farmers plan their production following weather forecasts. Views of fields and farming.
02:22 Power plants regulate their energy production following weather forecasts. Views of electricity distribution and a dam.
02:29 Space based weather observation is used for aviation safety. Views of airplanes in airport and taking off.
02:37 José Achache, ESA Director of Earth Observations, speaks that there are many other potential users of weather observations.
02:57 Flooding video
03:05 In 1991 ESA shifted Meteosat 3 over the US, which helped monitoring and prediction of hurricanes and losses of lives were avoided
03:35 Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) is introduced
04:14 Ski research areas and mountain areas
04:31 Other views from different places
04:50 Control centre and weather forecasting centre
05:18 The end