Satcom Forum 2022

Satcom Forum 2022

Satcom Forum 2022

11-13 October 2022, Hybrid 

☞  Presentations can be downloaded here.

☞  All the recordings are now available here.


Satcom Forum meetings are a place where scientists who use satellite communications to collect data from remote instruments (such as weather stations, drifting buoys or hydrological gauging stations) can meet both the satellite network operators and the manufacturers of instrumentation. It’s a chance to learn about new products and services, and for the networks and manufacturers to learn about the challenges that the scientific community are facing.


11, 12, 13 October 2022


The meeting is conducted only in English in a hybrid format.

You are more than welcome to join the meeting physically in Paris, but remote participation is also possible, both for speakers and attendees.

  • Venue: Hall 7.1, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
  • Online: Zoom Webinar 


Meeting is for free and open to all.


All participants are required to register here  ( to join the Satcom Forum 2022.

  • For on-site participants, please also remember to register for your free exhibition pass (without the pass, you cannot enter into the Venue)
  • For remote participants, after your registration, a Zoom link will be sent to you.


There will be sessions with presentations from scientists, from the satellite network operators, and from the instrument manufacturers.

The provisional programme can be downloaded here(as of 30 September 2022). 

Day 1: 11 October (Tuesday)


11:15 – 11:20

Welcome to Satcom Forum

Mike Prior-Jones, Chair of Satcom Forum


11:20 – 11:25

Welcome and opening comments on behalf of WMO

Anthony Rea, Director of Infrastructure, WMO Secretariat


11:30 – 12:00

An introduction to satellite communications for meteorology, hydrology and environmental science and to the work of Satcom Forum

Mike Prior-Jones (Cardiff University)

In-person presentation


12:00 – 12:30

New Internet-of-Things satellite systems for environmental measurements

Frank Zeppenfeldt (European Space Agency)

In-person presentation


12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break


14:00 – 14:30

Inmarsat satellite network service offering

Ben Colton (Inmarsat)

In-person presentation


14:30 – 15:00

CREODIAS - Earth Observation Data Platform for Science Projects

Jerzy Konarski (CloudFerro)

Remote presentation


15:00 – 15:30

Improving Situational Awareness with Real-Time Weather Observations using Satellite

Ashish Raval (Synoptic Data)

In-person presentation


15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 – 16:30

USACE Water Resource Management Large Scale GOES DCS Integration

LySanias Broyles (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Remote presentation


16:30 – 17:00

5G CBRS networks with satellite backhaul for field observatories of the future

Stijn Wieland (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Remote presentation

Day1-5G CBRS-Wieland

17:00 – 17:30

Swarm satellite network service offering

Sara Spangelo (Swarm)

Remote presentation


Day 2: 12 October (Wednesday)

All sessions today form part of the Data Collection System (DCS) Workshop


09:00 – 09:40

DCS workshop (Introduction and Overview, CGMS coordination)

Day2-DCS Workshop-welcome

09:40 – 10:00

DCS workshop (EUMETSAT DCS Overview)


10:00 – 10:20

DCS workshop (GOES DCS Overview)


10:20 – 10:40

DCS workshop (JMA DCS Overview)

Day2-JMA DCS-Hokase

10:40 – 11:20

DCS workshop (WMO Overview)
DCS workshop (WMO WIS2 Presentation)


11:20 – 11:40

DCS workshop (Questions time)


11:40 – 12:00

Improving Situational Awareness with Real-time Weather Observations using Satellite (Synoptic data)


12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break


13:00 – 13:30

DCS workshop (Interference register)


13:30 – 14:00

DCS workshop (Small Satellite DCS Use as an Operational Concept - Beau Backus)

Day2-NOAA-Beau Backus

14:00 – 15:30

DCS workshop (User and Manufacturer Round Table Focusing on Enhanced DCP Standard)


15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 – 17:00

DCS Workshop (User and Manufacturer round table focusing on Enhanced DCP Standard - continued)


17:00 – 17:30

DCS workshop (Summary of Outcome Actions Next Events)


Day 3: 13 October (Thursday)


09:00 – 09:30

Bringing the power of satellite IoT to the hydro-met world

Hub Urlings (M2SAT)

In-person presentation

Day3-Satellite IoT-Urlings

09:30 – 10:00

Iridium service offering

Harvey Hipperson (Iridium)

In-person presentation


10:00 – 10:30

Threat to the DCS from Terrestrial Radios and Potential Mitigation Steps

Brett Betsill (Microcom Design)

In-person presentation


10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 – 11:30

Astrocast satellite network service offering

Laurent Viera de Mello (Astrocast)

In-person presentation

Day3-Astrocast-Viera de Mello

11:30 – 12:00

ARGOS/Kineis satellite network service offering

Christel Delmas (CLS)

In-person presentation


12:00 – 12:30

OneWeb satellite network service offering

Mark Sykes (AST)

Remote presentation


12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break


14:00 – 14:30

GEUS Automatic Weather Stations on the Greenland ice sheet
Allan Pedersen (GEUS – Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland)

In-person presentation


14:30 – 15:00

Data backhaul needs for the UKANET geodetic monitoring network for crustal deformation in Antarctica

Peter Clarke (Newcastle University)

Remote presentation


15:00 – 15:30

Applications of low-cost, open-source technologies for cryospheric research

Adam Garbo (Carleton University)

In-person presentation

Day3-cryospheric research-Garbo

15:30 – 15:45

Closing remarks and future plans


Videos (Day 1) (Day 2) (Day 3)

                                                     Satcom Forum 2022-Day 1 (

                                                     Satcom Forum 2022-Day 2 (

                                                     Satcom Forum 2022-Day 3 (



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