CGMS-50 special event

The CGMS will hold a special 50th anniversary event on Friday 17 June 2022, following the 50th plenary session.

Modus of CGMS-50 plenary session confirmed

Following consultation with CGMS members and the host, WMO, we are now pleased to confirm that the 50th CGMS plenary session will be held face-to-face in WMO, in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15-17 June 2022, from 06:00-12:00 UTC / 08:00-14:00 CEST (local time) on a daily basis. Remote access will be enabled for those not able […]

AMS 102nd annual meeting, 23-27 January 2022

The American Meteorological Society holds its 102nd annual meeting on 23-27 January 2022. On 27 January at UTC 02:30 PM – 4:00 PM, there will be a Joint Panel Discussion to mark 50 years of Earth Observation Coordination with an address by the Head of the CGMS Secretariat among other.

Dates of CGMS-50 plenary session

The CGMS-50 working groups will be held virtually in April and May 2022.  These meetings will be followed by the CGMS-50 plenary session on 15-17 June, with a special event on 21 June. Both meetings are planned to be held in a hybrid format, circumstances permitting.  Please visit the online CGMS calendar for details.

CGMS-49 virtual Working Group meetings

In view of the current pandemic situation, the CGMS-49 plenary working groups will be held virtually and moved forward in time. The schedule is available here. The plenary dates have been maintained for 20-21 May 2020. 

Publication of the CGMS-48 report

The reports of the 48th virtual plenary session on 25-26 August and the working group sessions on 25-29 May 2020 have been published.

Publication of version 3.0 of the ECV Inventory by the joint CEOS/CGMS Working Group on Climate (WGClimate)

The joint CEOS/CGMS Working Group on Climate (WGClimate) has published a new version of the ECV Inventory (v3.0) ( With the release of version 3.0, the published content has been reviewed and agreed with the respondents. This corresponds to the characteristics of 1137 Climate Data Records addressing 35 GCOS ECVs spanning the atmospheric, oceanic, and […]

Revised deadlines for CGMS-48 working group papers

The CGMS-48 working group meetings will be held _virtually_ the week of 25 May 2020. The working group co-chairs and rapporteurs are currently finalising the schedule of the respective meetings (WGI, WGII, WGIII, WGIV, SWCG and joint meetings) to be announced in the coming days. We have changed the deadlines for the provision of working […]

WMO calls for protection of radio frequencies vital to weather forecasts

Over the past few years, CGMS plenary has raised the need for the protection of radio frequencies for Earth observation satellites dedicated to the observations and monitoring of the weather, ocean, climate and environment. The World Meteorological Organization has now issued a press release calling on governments to protect radio frequencies allocated to Earth observation […]

Open online course on atmospheric composition starting on 5 November 2018

Dear colleagues, EUMETSAT and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service/ECMWF are running a new, free, “massive” open online course on atmospheric composition starting on Monday 5 November 2018. This online course runs over five weeks and will give participants the chance to discover the space, air and ground-based technologies used to monitor and forecast air quality […]

Himawari-8 conducts first target area observation in response to international user request

JMA’s Himawari-8 meteorological satellite began conducting on-demand Target Area (TA) observation around Darwin in northern Australia at 06:30 UTC on 15 October 2018 in response to a request made by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). This is the first operation of its kind to be performed under the new HimawariRequest service. More information can be […]