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    • This satellite applications course in English language is suitable for forecasters in Africa, independent of their work experience. The course will consist of live sessions and discussions between more and less experienced forecasters. The focus is on basic interpretation of satellite images in weather rooms and in using widely available satellite products to get a better understanding of the daily weather. We will use the COMET MetEd Basic Satellite Imagery Interpretation Lesson to guide us through the basic use of satellite images.

      As a participant, you will develop professional relationships with other course participants, get connected to satellite professionals ready to help you to understand the basic satellite products and to become a proficient user of satellite products in your daily work.

      A successful completion of this course will make you better prepared for advanced level courses offered by the African training centres and EUMETSAT for African users.

      The duration of this course is three weeks. The participants should reserve minimum 4 hours each week for going through the learning resources, attending the live meetings and completing assignments.

      15 May - 2 June 2023, online

      Applications are CLOSED. Successful applicants will be notified 5 May 2023.

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      • Ce cours sur les applications satellitaires en langue française est destiné aux prévisionnistes en Afrique, quels que soient leur niveau d'expérience professionnelle. Le cours comprend des sessions et des discussions en direct entre des prévisionnistes de différents niveaux d'expérience. L'objectif principal est de se concentrer sur l'interprétation de base des images satellitaires dans les centres météorologiques et l'utilisation des produits satellitaires largement disponibles pour améliorer la compréhension de la météo quotidienne. Nous utiliserons le cours "Interprétation de base de l'imagerie satellitaire" de COMET MetEd pour guider l'utilisation de l'imagerie satellitaire de manière efficace. 

        En tant que participant, vous aurez l'opportunité de développer des relations professionnelles avec les autres participants du cours. Vous serez également mis en contact avec des professionnels du domaine satellitaire qui vous aideront à comprendre les produits satellitaires de base et à devenir un utilisateur compétent de ces produits dans votre travail quotidien. 

        Si vous terminez avec succès ce cours, vous serez mieux préparé pour suivre les cours de niveau avancé proposés par les centres de formation africains et EUMETSAT destinés aux utilisateurs africains.

        La durée de ce cours est de trois semaines. Les participants doivent consacrer au moins 4 heures par semaine à la consultation des ressources d'apprentissage, à la participation aux réunions en direct et à la réalisation des devoirs.

        15 mai - 2 juin 2023, en-ligne

        Les candidatures sont FERMÉS. Les candidats retenus seront informés le 5 mai 2023.

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        • SEEMET is a regular yearly training initiated and organized by National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of South-East Europe, and supported by EUMETSAT, Eumetcal, EUMeTrain and ECMWF. Training includes using of satellite data and products as well as ECMWF products in forecast operations. 

          SEEMET 2023 will be an advanced satellite course, with a focus on convection.

          The topics will cover: 

          1. MSG and MTG Satellite channels and RGB products
          2. Convection forecast - Ingredient based methodology
          3. Introduction to ECMWF products for convection
          4. Pre-convective environment 
          5. Lifting mechanisms and convective initiation
          6. Mature stage and organized convection
          7. Surface features and fires in satellite data
          8. Flash floods

          The course is targeted to forecasters from the SE European (ICSEED) countries : Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/1999), Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Albania, Cyprus, Moldova, Ukraine, Israel, Lebanon and Jordan. Since it is an advanced course, it is designed for more experienced forecasters.

          The applications to this course are based on the nominations by the heads of the NMHSs.

          Dates:  18 - 22 September 2023

          Location: Ohrid, North Macedonia

          Applications deadline:  16 June 2023

          How to apply:

          If you already have an account on this platform, use the link below to submit your application form. Otherwise, please make sure you create an account: click on Login (on the top right section of the page), create a new user (Create an account), and follow the procedure. With your new account, please log in, then access the 'Apply for Courses' section, and submit your application form.

          In case of any problem, please contact the training team at

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        • In partnership with the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), EUMETSAT offers a testbed to prepare Aviation Forecasters for using data from the new Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) satellite programme in their operations. 

          The FMI aviation testbed simulates an on-site operational meteorological forecasting environment, enhancing the skills of aviation forecasters in using EUMETSAT satellite data and products in aviation services. FMI will use the GEOWEB environment to run the training testbed, providing the full suite of typical products from models to observations, including in particular satellite-based products on icing potential as well as fog/low clouds and visibility. 

          During the testbed, forecasters first receive theoretical background on the products, then produce on-the-spot forecasts and nowcasts based on selected cases, using a mix of new nowcasting and forecasting tools, followed by a verification and discussion.

          Particular focus will be given to the use of proxy-MTG satellite data (e.g., from the NASA MODIS, NOAA VIIRS and Sentinel-3/OLCI instruments) and, if available, early pre-operational data from the next-generation Flexible Combined Imager on MTG.

          The testbeds are part of the EUMETSAT-led User Preparation projects for MTG and EPS-SG.

          Target group: 

          Forecasters from the EUMETSAT Member States who train other forecasters, with a strong background in aviation meteorology. 


          • 30 October – 2 November 2023 

          Weekly schedule

          • Monday: 11:00 - 17:00
          • Tue - Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00 


          FMI headquarters in Helsinki, Finland

          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.

          How to apply:

          If you already have an account on this platform, use the link below to submit your application form.

          Otherwise, please make sure you create an account: click on Login (top right section of the page), create a new user (Create an account) and follow the procedure. Once the account has been created, please log in, then access the 'Apply for Courses' section and submit your application form. If you have any problem, please contact the Training Team (

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