In 1996, the compilation of a "Manual of Synoptic Satellite Meteorology - Conceptual Models" (or short SatManu) was started, initially by the Austrian Meteorological Institute (ZAMG), but later in co-operation with the Dutch, Finnish and Croatian Meteorological Institutes (KNMI, FMI and DHMZ resp.). The material in this manual was produced in electronic form as a CD-ROM within the framework of the sponsored "SATREP" Project of EUMETSAT and is also available online.