Meeting announcement: World Meteorological Organisation Satcom Forum event, 11th - 13th October, Paris, France and online

Michael Prior-Jones September 20, 2022

Dear colleagues,

If you are interested in using satellite communications to collect data from remote locations, please come and join us for the World Meteorological Organisation’s free-to-attend Satcom Forum event from October 11th-13th 2022 in Paris, France.

It will also be possible to attend remotely through a Zoom webinar.

 We will have a range of speakers from the satellite industry, manufacturers of instrumentation, and from scientists and public officials who use satellite communications to collect data from remote instrumentation like weather stations, floating buoys, hydrological gauging stations and so on. We already have confirmed speakers from both industry (Iridium and Inmarsat) and from scientific users of satellite communications including the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The satellite communications sector is changing rapidly, with many new services entering the market, and it is much cheaper than it used to be. It is now possible to have basic monitoring of a remote instrument for less than $2 per month, so even if you had not considered using satellite before it is well worth considering. The speakers at the event will bring you right up-to-date with the latest products and services.

Sessions on Wednesday 12th will feature a special focus on the DCS (“Data Collection System”), a free-to-use satellite communication service that’s available through satellites operated by EUMETSAT, JMA and NOAA. This session has been organised by a team from EUMETSAT.

The event is free to attend and will take place alongside the Meteorological Technology World Expo (also free to attend), with thanks to UKI Media and Events for their support.

Registration for Satcom Forum is now open – please see the instructions on the meeting page:

 Some speaker slots are still available, so if you are interested in speaking at the event, please do register and submit an abstract or contact me directly. I would be particularly keen to hear from scientists or public officials who operate instrumentation in remote regions and who either actively use satellite communications now, or are considering it in the future. Speakers can present remotely or supply a pre-recorded video if they prefer.


Best wishes,


Mike Prior-Jones

Chair of the WMO/IOC International Forum of Users of Satellite Data Telecommunications (“Satcom Forum”)