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.
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 classroom phase
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 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: 4 February - 15 February 2019
Classroom Phase in Krakow, Poland: 25 February - 01 March 2019
Application deadline: 07 January 2019
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