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    • Online Training 31 October – 25 November 2022

      EUMETSAT and the Oceanography & Earth Observation Group of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens are jointly organizing the training course “Supporting Marine Earth Observation Applications (SMA)”. In this course participants will learn how to independently access and process data from the EUMETSAT product catalogue for their marine workflows and applications. The focus will be on data streams from EUMETSAT Copernicus marine missions (Sentinel-3; Sentinel-6) and derived downstream products, those derived from Copernicus supporting missions, and those made available by the Ocean and Sea-Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF).

      Training will take place entirely online and through two phases.

      1.     The first, self-paced phase will take place between 31 October and 18 November 2022 and will take approximately 9-15 hours in total to complete. It will involve self-paced flexible learning through webinars, forums and technical checks (particularly for software installations), documentation and assignments.

      2.     The second, virtual classroom phase will be take place between 21 and 25 November 2022 using Zoom and other collaborative tools. This phase will be made up of interactive tutorials, live demos, group work, and 1:1 meetings. During this intensive week, which will require 5-7 hours of participation each day, we will focus on co-creating a mini-project directly relevant to the participant's application of interest.

      To apply, please complete the form below.

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    • This course is an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) applied to Earth observation data. The aim of the course is to provide an overview of machine learning potential for EUMETSAT data and the main machine learning techniques, with hands-on modules using real world data. The course is composed of different modules, addressing both theory and practical examples.



      Dates and location:  27- 29 September 2022, in Darmstadt, Germany
      Applications closed on 13 July

      We will cover: 

      • the main branches of machine learning: Supervised and Unsupervised Learning.
      • Deep Learning.
      • Existing open source tools.
      • How to build AI workflows.
      • Hands on: classification, regression, clustering and image classification tasks.

      Target Audience

      Member State weather and associated services starting to work in AI/ML on weather data.
      The course is aimed at people with little prior knowledge. You will need to be comfortable to edit some python using Jupyter notebooks. 

      Expected outcomes
      At the end of the course you will be able to:

      • understand how to address your problem using machine learning techniques;
      • create you own workflow based on the templates provided in the course;
      • find tools from the various existing libraries;
      • appreciate the limitations of you knowledge and where to find expert knowledge. 

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      • To apply for the courses in the Short Courses on Data Discovery for Weather, Oceanography, Air Quality and Climate, please click here

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        • ESSL and EUMETSAT organise a series of testbeds to prepare forecasters from the EUMETSAT Member States for data from 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 forecasters will learn by doing, by making 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 use of proxy-MTG satellite data (e.g., from the NASA MODIS, NOAA VIIRS and Sentinel-3/OLCI instruments) and, once operationally available, real data from MTG in order to prepare forecasters for the use of next-generation satellite data. In addition, a range of state-of-the-art nowcasting tools and numerical weather prediction-based guidance (i.e. 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


          • 5-9 June 2023 (Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
          • 12-16 June 2023 (in Krakow, Poland, hosted by IMGW)
          • 25-29 September 2023 (Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
          • 9-13 October 2023 (Wiener Neustadt, Austria)

          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 2023 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 2023. 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 2023.

          In addition, participants may be asked to wear a mask while at its premises for the duration of the ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbeds in 2023. 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 2023, you will be informed immediately via the email address you submitted at registration.

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