Since the launch of the first Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellite in 2002, many of applications in the area of severe convective storm detection and nowcasting have been developed by various users. The focus of this working group is to establish a comprehensive inventory of the available applications in this field, with the aim to get deeper insight into the differences and commonalities of the available techniques and products, and their specific areas of application.

The Convection Working Group is an initiative of EUMETSAT and its member states, and the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL).