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.
Location: ESSL 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
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: https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/entry-regulations
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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