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The Ninth Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Satellite Data Exchange and Utilization (APSDEU-9, 2 – 4 February 2009)

  Satellites, including MTSAT that the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) operates, are indispensable for the monitoring and prediction of weather and climate. Diverse satellites of various countries have been used in many national meteorological services and the improvements of the collection and the utilization of the satellite data is a common issue to those meteorological services.
  APSDEU, established in 1999, aims to exchange the information and views to address the above issue among Asia-Pacific countries. JMA hosted the ninth meeting of APSDEU at its headquarters in Tokyo from 2 to 4 February 2009, inviting 17 participants from Australia, China, Republic of Korea, the U.S., WMO, EUMETSAT and JAXA. The meeting reviewed the current status and future plans on the usage of satellite data, satellite operation and data network systems. The meeting also exchanged requirements for satellite data, and discussed future collaboration with the North America-Europe Data Exchange meeting. The meeting agreed to continue discussion and promote exchange of diverse meteorological data not only from satellite but also from other platforms.

  EUMETSAT: European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
  JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

APSDUE-9 --- group photo
Participants at the meeting room in the JMA headquarters.

APSDUE-9 --- discussion
Participants discussing at the meeting (3 February 2009)