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In early 2024 EUMETSAT will convene the next iteration of the “Supporting Marine Earth Observation Applications (SMA)” course, introducing you to our marine data catalogue and helping you develop workflows that support your own application-specific goals. If you wish to learn about, or work more extensively with, our ocean colour, sea surface temperature, altimetry, sea ice and/or wind data, then we encourage you to apply. This year, the course will be delivered in partnership with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). We particularly encourage applicants working in the mid- and high-latitudes, where AWI have extensive experience with both in situ and satellite oceanography.
During this course you will learn how to independently access and process data from the EUMETSAT product catalogue for your 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, which will be support by experts in the relevant fields;
The first, self-paced phase will take place between 26 February and 15 March 2024 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.
The second, virtual classroom phase will be take place between 18 March and 22 March 2024 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 5-8 hours of participation each day, we will focus on co-creating a mini-project directly relevant to your application of interest.
During the course, you will;
- Learn about the specifics of the marine products that EUMETSAT provides (variables, timeliness, resolution, data formats) Select appropriate products from the EUMETSAT marine catalogue and access them using GUI-based and automated services
- Use relevant software tools, such as SNAP, and scripting languages, such as Python, to acquire, visualise and process Earth observation data from multiple sources
- Work with trainers to design workflows around these products and tools, tailoring approaches to the specific needs of a participant-defined application
To apply, please complete the form below.
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.
Dates & locations:
- 13-17 May 2024, ESSL Research and Training Centre (Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
- 3-7 June 2024, EUMETSAT (Darmstadt, Germany)
- 1-5 July 2024, ESSL Research and Training Centre (Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
- 9-13 September 2024, ESSL Research and Training Centre (Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
- 16-20 September 2024, ESSL Research and Training Centre (Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
- 7-11 October 2024, ESSL Research and Training Centre (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.
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.
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