The second Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP) and International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) Users’ Group Meeting was held in Darmstadt, Germany from 14-16 April 2015 at the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The goal of the meeting was to bring together the worldwide community of CSPP and IMAPP users to discuss issues relevant to reception, processing, and applications of data acquired by direct broadcast from Suomi NPP, Terra, Aqua, POES, and Metop. Presentations related to other satellite missions including GCOM-W1, FY-3, and Meteor-M were also welcome. Topics for discussion included:

In addition, a special session was planned on the new sensors and plans for direct broadcast on the Metop-SG mission, the second generation of EUMETSAT’s Metop satellites, which is set to debut around 2021.


To download any CSPP or IMAPP package, please go these these links:


The meeting took place in the EUMETSAT Council room. A poster viewing area was available during meeting breaks. EUMETSAT has arranged a tour of their satellite control facilities for Thursday after lunch. Group Photo

Networking events: A Poster Reception will be held on Tuesday evening at EUMETSAT (included in registration fee). On Wednesday evening, 15 April, our banquet will take place in Heidelberg. We depart EUMETSAT by coach bus at 16:00. Participants will first pay a visit to the historic Heidelberg Castle, followed by ride down to the Old Town of Heidelberg on the funicular railway. Participants will then have a chance to wander through the beautiful streets of the old centre of Heidelberg before embarking on a river cruise along the Neckar river. A dinner of locally sourced German cuisine will be served aboard the solar powered boat while participants sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Neckar valley. The banquet is included in the registration fee.


Poster boards will be in portrait orientation with the dimensions: 1.2 m (4 ft) wide by 1.5 m (6 ft) high. The poster can be one unit or many units, as long as the total size fits the poster board. Paragraph and figure caption text should be at least 24-point font (0.9 cm high) and headers at least 36 point font (1.2 cm high). Mounting materials (i.e., push pins) will be available onsite.

If you are presenting a poster and need to print/reprint your poster, please find below a list of copy shops near the venue. You can also contact them via email.

Bessunger Straße 32 Heidelberger Straße 87
64285 Darmstadt 64285 Darmstadt;
+49 6151 9182525 +49 6151 963603
info@copycosmos.de mail@copy-quick.de


Rowanna Comerford+49 6151 807 6040
Sylwia Miechurska +49 6151 807 6740

For more information, contact Maria Vasys.