Space weather

In 2018 CGMS expanded the scope of its activities to include Space Weather. The coordination of Space Waether activities is pursued from an end-to-end perspective, between operators of space weather sensors on satellites, through space weather service providers and onto end-user communities, including the satellite operations community. CGMS works in the following areas: The coordination […]

CEOS-CGMS Joint WG on Climate

CEOS-CGMS Joint Working Group on Climate (JWGClimate) The first meeting of the joint Working Group on Climate (JWGClimate) of the Committee for Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) and the Coordination Group for meteorological Satellites (CGMS) took place on 5-7 March 2014 at EUMETSAT HQ, Darmstadt, Germany. The main topics included the next steps to be taken […]


Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) have implemented a Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS), which is intended to establish a consistent calibration of satellite measurements from different instruments operated by different satellite agencies and to tie these measurements to absolute references. Accurate calibration of […]


Sustained, Co-Ordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data for Climate Monitoring (SCOPE-CM): The Sustained and Coordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data for Climate Monitoring (SCOPE-CM) group’s primary goal is to ensure international coordination and production of satellite-derived Climate Data Records (CDRs) in response to Global Climate Observing System (Global Climate Observing System | World Meteorological Organization […]

Virtual Laboratory

WMO-CGMS Virtual Laboratory For Education And Training In Satellite Meteorology; VLab is a global network of specialised training centres and meteorological satellite operators working together to improve the use of data and products from meteorological and environmental satellites throughout WMO member countries. To learn more about this initiative please go to


There are a number of major initiatives resulting from CGMS: Global satellite inter-calibration (GSICS) WMO-CGMS Virtual Laboratory for Training and Education in Satellite Meteorology (VLab) Architecture for climate and emission monitoring from space Space weather