Satellite based snow monitoring capabilities have been developed in Europe over the last decade in projects such as EUMETSAT's Hydrology SAF, ESA's GMES PolarView and DUE GlobSnow, and the EC's FP7 Cryoland. Each of these has worked closely with their user communities and performed the necessary R&D to successfully implement information services addressing a broad spectrum of user needs including flood forecasting, climate research, meteorology, hydrology, water management, public risk, tourism, etc.
The aim of this workshop was to bring the major European satellite snow monitoring initiatives together with their key users, to:
The outcome of the workshop will be a "white paper" providing a consensus perspective on the future development of European satellite snow monitoring capabilities.
Summary of the workshop
Lothar Schüller (EUMETSAT)
Location: EUMETSAT premises, Darmstadt, Germany
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