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    • ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbeds on Severe Convective Storms 2023

      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: 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 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.

      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 (training@eumetsat.int).

    FMI-EUMETSAT Aviation Forecaster Testbed 2023