The key objective of this Workshop is to instruct active and future users from National Meteorological Services, Regional Climate Centres and from research institutions primarily from EUMETSAT member states and WMO RA VI in the use of EUMETSAT climate products for operational climate monitoring and climate research.

Course setup

Participants will complete an online phase during which they will

  • engage with the concept of satellite based climate monitoring
  • be introduced to EUMETSAT's climate products
  • install free and open software tools to be used during the classroom phase
  • get a first introduction to these software
  • identify which data will be most applicable to their work and ideally download (some of) these data
  • design a small project that will be completed during the workshop in Pretoria

The course will focus on project-based work with supporting presentations and group work on the application of satellite data to climate monitoring. We will use climate data of EUMETSAT's product portfolio (mainly CM SAF and LSA SAF data and dome AC SAF data) and free software tools, such as R (see http://www.cmsaf.eu/tools/) R-Instat and QGIS. During the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to explore the use of satellite based climate data in their daily work.

Please note: The active engagement in the online phase is crucial for your success in the course! Participants should allocate 10 - 15 hours for the online phase.

Online Phase: 28 January - 8 February 2019

Classroom Phase: 25 February - 1 March 2019, Krakow, Poland

Application deadline: 07 January 2019

The key objective of this Workshop is to instruct active and future users from National Meteorological Services and from research institutions in the use of EUMETSAT's satellite based climate monitoring products for operational climate monitoring and climate research.

Workshop setup

This is a blended training, composed of an online phase and a classroom phase.

The online phase covers background information about the data, data formats and tools, that is needed to successfully work with satellite based climate information and specifically with the products that are subject of this course.

The classroom phase in Riga will focus on practical exercises. Most of the time in Riga will be spend to work on mini projects. Participants are encouraged to define their own project during the online phase.

This course will mainly focus on CM SAF data and free software tools (such R - see http://www.cmsaf.eu/tools/ for further information). During the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to explore the use of CM SAF data in their daily work.

Online Phase: 16 - 27 April 2018

Workshop in Riga, Latvia: 14 - 18 May 2018

Application deadline: 09 March 2018

The key objective of this Workshop is to instruct active and future users from National Meteorological Services and from research institutions in the use of CM SAF products for operational climate monitoring and climate research.

Workshop setup

Participants will complete an online phase during which they will design a small project that will be completed during the workshop in Pretoria. During the online phase they will identify which data will be most applicable to their work.

The Pretoria workshop is joinly offered by EUMETSAT and CM SAF and will include project-based work with supporting presentations and group work on the application of satellite data to climate monitoring. We will mainly use CM SAF data and free software tools (such as R - see http://www.cmsaf.eu/tools/ for further information; and R Instat). During the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to explore the use of CM SAF data in their daily work.

Online Phase: 30 July - 10 August 2018

Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa: 20 - 24 August 2018

The key objective of this Workshop is to instruct active and future users from National Meteorological Services and from research institutions in the use of CM SAF products for operational climate monitoring and climate research.

Workshop setup

Participants will complete an online phase during which they will design a small project that will be completed during the workshop in Pretoria. During the online phase they will identify which data will be most applicable to their work.

The Pretoria workshop is joinly offered by EUMETSAT and CM SAF and will include project-based work with supporting presentations and group work on the application of satellite data to climate monitoring. We will mainly use CM SAF data and free software tools (such as R - see http://www.cmsaf.eu/tools/ for further information; and R Instat). During the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to explore the use of CM SAF data in their daily work.

Online Phase: 24 October - 6 November 2017

Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa: 20 - 24 November 2017

The key objective of this Workshop is to instruct active and future users from National Meteorological Services and from research institutions in the use of CM SAF products for operational climate monitoring and climate research.

During the online phase (20 February - 3 March) participants will design a small project in which they will identify which data will be most applicable to their work.

The projects will be finalised during the workshop in Krakow (20 - 24 March), which will also include supporting presentations and group work on the application of satellite data to climate monitoring. During the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to explore the use of CM SAF data in their daily work.

CM SAF data and free software tools, such as climate data operators (cdo), R and potentially QGIS) will be used.