The Asia-Oceania region has accumulated rich experience in such fields as development of payload instruments for both polar-orbiting and geostationary meteorological satellites, data reception & processing, product research & development, remote sensing applications, data access and sharing.

  To further enhance the exchanges on application techniques among satellite data users in the Asia-Oceania region, and capacity in application of meteorological satellites, to improve the supportive role of meteorological remote sensing in disaster prevention and mitigation and in response to climate change, to advance the satellite observation technologies, and to promote synergetic developments of meteorological satellites in the region, the Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ Conference has been held from 2010.
  The first Asia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ Conference was taken place 1~2 November, 2010, Beijing, China. The China Meteorology Administration(CMA) is the host, the World Meteorological Organization(WMO), the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations(GEO), the Japan Meteorological Agency(JMA) and other meteorological satellite operators in Asia-Oceanic region are co-sponsors. (http://fy3.satellite.cma.gov.cn/portalsite/conference/index.html)
  The Second Asia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference was held from 6 to 9 December 2011 in Tokyo, Japan in the footsteps of the successful first conference hosted by the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) last year.
  The COMS (Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite), the first geostationary weather satellite of Korea was launched in June 2010, and the KMA provides 16 baseline products including information on Asian dust, sea surface temperature and land surface temperature over the East Asian Region. These products help improving day to day weather forecasting and the performance of NWP models for weather analysis and forecast. 

  Now, the Republic of Korea, China, Europe, India, Japan, the Russian Federation and the United States all operational meteorological and climate monitoring satellites over Asia and Oceania, as part of the Global Observing System (GOS) promoted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which contributes to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) coordinated by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). 

  To further enhance the exchanges on application techniques among satellite data users in Asia/Oceania as well as to advance satellite observation technologies and to promote synergetic development related to meteorological satellites in this region, the Third Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ Conference was held from 9 to 12 October, 2012 in Jeju Island, Korea.
  Following on from successful conferences in China, Japan and Korea, the 4th Asia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users Conference will be hosted by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The conference will be held in Melbourne on 9, 10 and 11 October 2013 and will be preceded by a regional training event.

  This conference is the eminent scientific event in the Asia-Pacific for those scientists working in satellite remote sensing with applications in meteorology, climatology, oceanography and related fields. The attendees will include world leaders in the field of satellite meteorology, satellite operators and leading scientists from around the world.
  Following on the successful first round conferences in China, Japan, Korea and Australia, we are pleased to announce that the fifth Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference will be hosted by the China Meteorological Administration in Shanghai,29-31 October 2014.
  The Sixth Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference will be held from 9 to 13 November 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.