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Contents Intoroduction Preliminaries Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Appendix Index

Article 2 Objectives


The primary objective of EUMETSAT is to establish, maintain and exploit European systems of operational meteorological satellites, taking into account as far as possible the recommendations of the World Meteorological Organisation.


The definition of the initial system is contained in Annex I.


In the execution of its objectives, EUMETSAT shall:


take maximum advantage of the technologies developed in Europe in particular in the field of meteorological satellites by providing for operational continuation of the programmes that have proved technically successful and cost-effective;


rely as appropriate on the capabilities of the existing international organisations carrying out activities in a similar field;


contribute to the development of space meteorology techniques and meteorological observing systems using satellites that may lead to improved services at optimum cost.

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