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    • ESSL and EUMETSAT organise a series of testbeds to prepare forecasters from the EUMETSAT Member States for data from next-generation Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and Metop Second Generation (Metop-SG) satellites. These testbeds are organized both to teach forecasting severe convective storms using state-of-the-art or even experimental forecasting tools, and to evaluate such tools. At these events we will learn by doing, by making experimental severe weather forecasts and nowcasts using a mix of new nowcasting and forecasting tools, followed by a verification. Particular focus will be given to the capabilities of the VIIRS instrument on polar-orbiting satellites, which serves as a proxy for MTG's FCI instrument, and other proxy data for MTG instruments. In addition, a range of state-of-the-art nowcasting tools and numerical weather prediction-based guidance from DWD, ZAMG, ESSL, and ECMWF will be evaluated.

      Target group: Forecasters from the EUMETSAT Member States who train other forecasters and forecasters with a strong background in severe storms meteorology. A self-assessment test is available here


      • 27 June – 1 July 2022
      • 11 – 15 July 2022
      • 10 – 14 October 2022

      Weekly schedule: Please note that the course schedule will be Monday: 10:00 - 17:00, Tue - Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00 and Friday: 09:00 -13:00.

      LocationESSL Research and Training Centre, Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

      Candidates need to come from EUMETSAT Member States and have a nomination by their home institution. For accepted candidates, EUMETSAT plans to sponsor the cost of testbed attendance and, upon request, the cost for travel, accommodation and subsistence.

      COVID-19 Disclaimer

      Due to the uncertainty related to SARS-CoV-2 (“COVID-19”), admission to the ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbeds in 2022 is subject to compliance with the safety and health requirements set by local health authorities. These requirements may be subject to change, in which case you will be informed prior to the ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbeds in 2022. You can check the currently valid regulations here at any time:

      Failure to meet the health and safety requirements bars you from attending the ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbeds in 2022.

      Currently, in Austria, the 2G rule applies. This means that only vaccinated or recovered persons may attend events. In order to be admitted to the venue, you will be asked to show official proof demonstrating that you are either vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19. 

      In addition, participants may be asked to wear a mask while at its premises for the duration of the ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbeds in 2022. ESSL will not be recording any personal data on your personal health. It will simply take note of whether or not you meet the requirements. In case of a COVID-19 outbreak at the ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbeds in 2022, you will be informed immediately via the email address you submitted at registration.

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