At its 32nd Meeting on 3-5 December 1996 EUMETSAT Council decided to nominate the DWD as host for the EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facility dedicated to Climate Monitoring.
In 1999 a 5 year project started to set up the basic infrastructure for the CM SAF, followed by an Initial Operations Phase (2004-2007). Afterwards the CM SAF went into the Continuous Development and Operations Phase (CDOP), which is approved in five-yearly segments by the EUMETSAT Council.
CM SAF is currently in the 3rd CDOP phase running from March 2017 to February 2022.
The objectives of the CM SAF during CDOP--Continuous Development and Operations Phase-3 are i.a.:
MW / July2018