2015 EUMETSAT / CM SAF Training Workshop
The Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring (CM SAF), the South African Weather Service (SAWS) and EUMETSAT have the pleasure to draw your attention to the EUMETSAT / CM SAF Training Workshop on “The Use of gridded Satellite Data for Climate Services in Africa” in Pretoria, South Africa.
Date: 08 – 12 June 2015
Location: South African Weather Service,
Pretoria, South Africa
The mandate of CM SAF (http://www.cmsaf.eu) is to provide high-quality, satellite-based data for use in climate monitoring and analysis. The current suite of available data covers the main components of the atmospheric energy and water cycle. Further information on CM SAF, its data portfolio and services, can be found on the CM SAF Community Site.
The key objective of the 2015 CM SAF Training Workshop is to instruct active and potential users of gridded satellite data in the use of CM SAF products for operational climate monitoring and climate research focussing on applications in Africa.
Participants will complete an online element in April 2015 during which they will define a small project to be completed during the workshop in Pretoria. During this phase they will identify which data will be most applicable for their work.
The workshop will focus on the project work with supporting presentations and group work on the application of satellite data to climate monitoring. Focus will be given to practical classes using CM SAF data based on free software tools (climate data operators (cdo) and R, see http://www.cmsaf.eu/tools/ for further information). During the workshop the participants will have the opportunity to explore the use of CM SAF data in their daily work. The focus of the workshop will be on CM SAF data for application in Africa. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
The target group for participation are climatologists at all levels of experience in using satellite data for climate applications. An advanced knowledge of the English language (corresponding to CEFR C1) is mandatory for participation. It is assumed that the participants have experience with applications of climatological data, potentially using satellite data, and will further specialise in this field.
To apply for this workshop please use the online form at: https://training.eumetsat.int/course/view.php?id=158
The deadline for application is Friday, 30 January 2015. Unfortunately, applications submitted after this date cannot be accepted.
Note If you do not have an user account in the EUMETSAT Training Zone, which is necessary to access the registration page, you are requested to create one.
The number of participants is limited to 20. The selected participants will be informed about their acceptance no later than Monday, 2 March 2015. EUMETSAT will provide financial support to a limited number of participants.
All participants are strongly advised to take out personal travel and medical insurance. EUMETSAT or SAWS will accept no responsibility for any incident during the course.
For further information, please contact email@example.com or visit www.cmsaf.eu/workshops.