Innovation and Cutting-edge Activities in Space-borne Precipitation Measurements and Application

(Europe/Zurich: 14 December 2021, 15:00 - 16:30)
Past event

Geneva, Switzerland

Innovation and cutting edge activities in space-based pre-measurements and space applications.


The upcoming OCP Innovation Seminar will bring together the executive and technical leaders of, the WMO, and CGMS experts for a robust discussion on the emerging needs, recent advancements, and potential impacts of the space-based observing system for precipitation observation. More than 5 billion people worldwide live outside of basic weather radar coverage. has recently announced its plan to bring critical weather radar coverage to the entire globe by deploying the first-ever operational satellite constellation equipped with precipitation radars, aiming to provide high-quality weather intelligence to every part of the world. leaders will provide the audience with details of its constellation at our next OCP innovation webinar. WMO and the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) will present programs and activities related to the current and future space-based global observing system, their impacts on operational and research needs (including for precipitation), and other new observations expected to emerge. This Innovation Webinar allows participants to learn about the future and potential of satellite observations of the Earth System. 


  • Date/Time: 15:00 – 16:30 UTC/GMT; 16:00 – 17:30 CET, Tuesday, 14 December 2021 
  • Online platform: ZOOM 



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Rei Goffer, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer,
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Jeff Steward, Ph.D., Principal Scientist for NWP Data Assimilation,
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Thomas Cavett, Director of Business Operations - Space,
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Viviana Maggioni, PhD., Co-chair of IPWG, Associate Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, George Mason University
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Philippe Chambon, Ph.D., Co-chair of IPWG, Researcher, CNRM, Université de Toulouse, MétéoFrance and CNRS
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Kennet Holmlund, Ph.D., Head of Space Systems and Utilization Division, Department of Infrastructure, WMO Secretariat
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Heikki Pohjola, Scientific Officer, WMO Space Program, Department of Infrastructure, WMO Secretariat
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Tatsuya Kimura, Director, Public-Private Engagement Office
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