The European Space Agency has launched with greta success a series of geostationary meteorological satellites and of remote sensing polar orbiters. The plans include the continuation of those missions by flying or preparing enhanced and innovative instruments on ENVISAT, MSG and METOP platforms, which will be followed by the Earth Watch and Earth Explorers missions as from the next decade.
Evangelina P. Oriol-Pibernat,
"METOP, MSG, and ENVISAT ESA programs", Proc. SPIE 2957, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites II, (27 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.265421; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.265421