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Winter School on the Use of Satellite Data for Climate Services

28 January-8 February 2019 Online. 25 February-1 March 2019, Krakow, Poland

Event description

The key objective of this course is to instruct active and future users from National Meteorological Services, Regional Climate Centres and 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.

The winter school will focus on project work with supporting presentations and group work.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to handle EUMETSAT climate products, focussing on CM SAF and LSA SAF data, using free software tools R (see CM SAF tools webpage for more information), R-Instat and QGIS and explore the opportunities to use CM SAF and LSA SAF data to fulfil and improve their institute’s services and research.

Target audience

Science and technical staff from NMHSs, RCCs, universities and other institutions applying climate data. Advanced knowledge of the English language is mandatory for participation. Basic programming/scripting capabilities are of major advantage, but not a pre-requisite.

Application and Selection process

Apply online via the Training Zone. Those selected will be informed by 25 January 2019. Selection will be based on the level of experience and relevant area of responsibility.

Registration deadline: 09 January 2019


This is a blended course, composed of an online phase and a classroom phase. For the successful participation of the classroom phase, the active engagement in the online phase is crucial.

The online phase will be designed for self-study. Participants need to allocate approximately 10–15 hours to engage with the content provided online. During that phase, participants will define a mini project which defines their practical work in the classroom.

The classroom will focus on the mini project work.


The course language is English


For the workshop phase, EUMETSAT can support a limited number of participants with travel or/and subsistence, this must be indicated at the time application.

There is no event fee.

Participants are expected to bring their own laptops.

Travel and Medical Insurance: the participants are advised to have personal travel and medical insurance. EUMETSAT or IMGW-PIB cannot accept responsibility for any incident during the course.



Last Updated:  Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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