The Satellite Meteorology Centre. The Satellite Meteorology Centre (Centre de Météorologie “Spatiale” : CMS) is established at Lannion in the Côtes d'Armor area. Created in 1963 at the dawn of satellite meteorology, it was initially an experimental and development unit.
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The satellites acquired
The main role of the CMS is to meet the requirements of weather forecasting (nowcasting, synoptic forecasting and numerical modeling), observation of the ocean surface and support to weather satellite operators. CMS has developped its own S/W tools to acquire and process the data, except for METOP acquisition, for which CMS was provided by a MEOS station from KONGSBERG. Main CMS applications are :
For French users, more than 400 different products are processed.
CMS telecom room commitmentsDay-to-day operations - 2
Using METOP global data, CMS products images on French overseas Territories. A global SST is also planned for SAFO&SI this year.