Welcome to the EUMETSAT Conference 2012 - Training Session            

6 - 7 September

About the Training Session

Training Session is a part of the EUMETSAT Conference 2012 which will be held in Sopot (Poland). The Training Session offers a program that reflects the interests and developments in meteorological training in general and in satellite meteorology training in particular.

This year the training session will focus on three themes:

  • Training programmes
  • Satellite training activities
  • Online and distance learning

This training session will be available live to the online audience.

Preliminary Programme

Times are subject to changes


Thu, 6 September

12:15 – 13:45 UTC and 14:30 - 16:00 UTC


Fri, 7 September 

06:30 – 08:30 UTC

12:15 The ASMET project: New approaches, modules & tools for training African forecasters to make better use of satellite data
Weingroff, Marianne (UCAR)
06:30 Using regional focus groups to foster the Vlab online learning community
Veeck, Luciane (VLab/NOAA/CIRA)
12:45 EuMetCAL and training in satellite
Siili, Tero (FMI Finnish Meteorological Institute)
07:00 Keep up with distance learning: An experience of transforming ASMET 1 (African Satellite Meteorology Education and Training) learning content by improving its usability and accessibility
Kuna, Maja (EUMETSAT)
13:00 Enhanced satellite training through
coordinated online training events
Gärtner, Volker (EUMETSAT)
07:15 COMET online training materials in support of conference themes: Current and future satellites, weather forecasting, monitoring Earth's climate and oceans, and the hydrologic cycle
Weingroff, Marianne (UCAR)
13:15 ePort
Strelec Mahovic, Natasa (Meteorological and Hydrological Institute of Croatia)
07:30 The Russian Federation virtual laboratory in satellite meteorology and hydrology
Podgayskiy, Eduard (Russian State Hydrometeorological University)
13:30 ASCAT and cyclogenesis: analysis of some cases
Moreira, Nuno (Instituto de Meteorologia)
07:45 Communication - a new beginning
Bugeac, Paul (ROMATSA - Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration)
14:30 EUMeTrain
Liliane Hofer (ZAMG Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie undGeodynamik)
08:00 The ESSL Testbed, or what forecasters and researchers from different countries can learn from each other when working together in one room
Groenemeijer, Pieter (ESSL European Severe Storms Laboratory)
14:45 Training activities of the SAF on climate monitoring: Lessons learnt and future aspects
Träger-Chatterjee, Christine
DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst
08:15 The evolution of training on satellite meteorology over the last two decades
Verschuur, Henk (EUMETSAT)
15:00 The EUMeTrain-project "Polarstern"
Schmitt, Peter (DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst)
15:15 On-line trainings and support in the fulfilment of competency and qualification standards for meteorological personnel of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute in Poland
Ozga, Magdalena (IMGW-PIB Institute of Meteorology and Water Management - National Research Institute)
15:30 CALMet, Online or in-Person: A conference for educators and trainers in meteorology and related disciplines
Parrish, Patrick (WMO)
15:45 Developing forecaster competences: The
FMI TOpMet programme
Siili, Tero (FMI Finnish Meteorological Institute)

Eumetsat Conference

From 3-7 September EUMETSAT organises the EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 2012 in Sopot, Poland. Get more information about Eumetsat Conference 2012 and the conference full program.

Joint Event

This Training Session will be a kick-off event for CALMet Online 2012 , which is a forum for global discussion on creating activities for learning meteorology. Find more information about CALMet Online 2012.

How to participate

The training session is available for online participation. To participate, you will need to complete a brief registration procedure, if you haven’t already done so. Once enrolled, you will be able to join the sessions.


Volker Gaertner (EUMETSAT)

Vesa Nietosvaara (EUMETSAT)

Last modified: Monday, 1 October 2012, 11:09 AM