MetOp will be Europe's first polar-orbiting satellite dedicated to operational meteorology. It represents the European contribution to a new cooperative venture with the United States providing data that will be used to monitor our climate and improve weather forecasting. MetOp is a series of three satellites to be launched sequentially over 14 years, starting in 2005, and forms the space segment of EUMETSAT's Polar System (EPS).
This tape comprises of an Interview with MetOPs Project Manager Peter Edwards in English.
00:00 SLATE: Peter Edwards MetOp Project Manager
00:05 What is MetOp?
00:49 What are the applications of the MetOp data?
02:01 What is the key insturment on MetOp?
02:31 What is the data from IASI used for?
03:19 How long will the mssion last?
03:48 How many people are involved in this project and where are they from?
05:06 Where is the MetOp data received?
05:44 Where does the data go next?
07:43 What do you hope to acheive with MetOp?
09:10 Can you give us an overview of the work still involved?