AAPP Future Plans

Future Plans

If users would like to see specific functionality added to AAPP, please contact the Helpdesk to submit your suggestions.

Planned developments include:

Interface to ecCodes

ecCodes is the new BUFR/GRIB library from ECMWF. For GRIB, switching from GRIB_API to ecCodes should be straightforward, but to use the BUFR encode/decode capability will require significant changes to AAPP. It may be possible to support both ecCodes and BUFRDC for a while.


A new version of MAIA is planned, to combine the functionality of MAIA2.1 (AVHRR on HIRS grid), MAIA3 (AVHRR) and MAIA4 (VIIRS)


As well as continued support for MWTS-2 and MWHS-2, tools will be developed for handling the hyper-spectral sounder HIRAS on FY-3D (launch scheduled for early 2017)


JPSS-1 is scheduled for launch in 2017. No major changes to AAPP are anticipated as the payload will be similar to Suomi-NPP.


METOP-C is scheduled for launch in late 2018.


Support will be provided for MWS, IASI-NG and METimage instruments on Metop-SG-A1, scheduled for launch in 2021.