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The Training Bulletin

Joint newsletter related to new activities and resources
in European meteorological training

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Activities & events
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5th H SAF User Workshop

24 to 28 January 2022 / Online

The EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facility on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H SAF) provides satellite-derived products related to precipitation, soil moisture, and snow over land in support to hydrology and water management. It also provides both continuous quality assessment of products and evaluations of their hydrological impacts for the benefit of end user communities.

This online event supported by EUMeTrain will bring together H SAF users, H SAF product developers and H SAF operational centres - an opportunity for the global to become familiar with the H SAF product portfolio, introducing H SAF products and their evolution with respect to the future European satellite missions. The usage of satellite products for flood and drought monitoring and water resources management applications will be displayed. H SAF products quality assessment and applications will be presented.

This event will also present use examples of H SAF products in hydrological application and emergency management in various regions, including Europe and Africa. A dedicated session will demonstrate how to read and process H SAF products for different goals related to water monitoring and water management applications over the European and African regions. See Agenda and registration.

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Demystifying Earth Observation satellite data through code

8 December, 12:00 UTC / Online

Intrigued by this title? Then join us on 8 December at 12:00 UTC for a short course on the flow that is used, regardless of programming language to produce statistics or imagery from raw data files. Note: we will use Python and R. We will also highlight resources that are available in multiple programming languages to further your exploration of coding for EO.

You will have the opportunity to learn the basic principles of coding with gridded EO data: opening a file, plotting a map, doing calculations, and plotting the results.

Your instructors will be Steffen Kothe (DWD), Danny Parsons (IDEMS International), joined by Hayley Evers-King (EUMETSAT) and Oliver Clements (PML). Register on the EUMETSAT Training site.

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ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbeds on Severe Convective Storms

27 June – 1 July 2022
11 – 15 July 2022
10 – 14 October 2022 / Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Starting in 2022, EUMETSAT is partnering with the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL) to organise a series of forecaster testbeds to prepare for data from Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and, later, Metop Second Generation (Metop-SG).

These testbeds are organised both to teach forecasting severe convective storms using state-of-the-art or experimental forecasting tools, and to evaluate such tools. At these events, forecasters will learn by simulating an operational forecasting situation, by making experimental severe weather forecasts and nowcasts, using a mix of new nowcasting and forecasting tools, followed by a verification.

Three ESSL-EUMETSAT testbeds are planned in 2022. MS-NMHS will be notified and invited to nominate forecasters to participate. Through these testbeds, EUMETSAT aims to train 10-15% of the operational meteorological workforce in MS-NMHS by 2025.

More information is available on the EUMETSAT Training site.

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Online short courses by EUMETSAT continue in 2022

Starting January 2022 / Online

The 2022 series of short courses kicks off in January.

They start on 13 January at 13:00 UTC with the Data Access Services courses, followed by a set of three OSI SAF webinars.

Future courses will include:

  • Data Cube for atmospheric composition
  • Simulators for training
  • AI and chemical composition from satellite
  • Troubleshooting the Jupyter Notebooks or how to set up a training notebook
  • Marine Weather Forecasting

The online short courses are open to all and address a wide audience, from service providers to scientists and forecasters. The format is a 1-2 hour webinar, including a presentation and demonstration of data discovery and application, followed by interactions with experts. Registration is required.

Find out more, including recordings of past courses at the EUMETSAT Training site.

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Registration open for the Ocean and Sea Ice (OSI) SAF webinars

25 January – Sea Surface Temperature
27 January – Sea ice parameters
1 February – Climate Data Records / Online

A series of three webinars, providing an overview of the OSI SAF products and their applications, are planned for early 2022. The webinars are aimed at both existing users of the OSI SAF products and those who are not familiar with the products. The event aims to explain how OSI SAF products are processed and validated, what they can be used for, and how they can be used. New means for accessing the data will be highlighted, and some online demonstration will be included.

The webinars are open to all. Registration is required, please see information below:

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Monthly sessions on EUMETSAT Data Access Services

Since October 2021 / Online

In October 2021, EUMETSAT started a new monthly series of open, online short sessions on the data access services and their usage via GUIs and APIs. The series aims to increase the amount of users moving from the legacy data access services to the new data access aervices (Data Store, Data Tailor, EUMETView) by removing the technical challenges in using the GUIs and APIs. In each session top questions posted by participants in (#data-services) are answered.

Each session is recorded and available from the series webpage.

  • Next session: 9 December, 13:00 UTC | Register
  • Future session: 13 January, 13:00 UTC | Register
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Wind Event Week

Beginning of March 2022 / Online

Wind — one of the main driving forces in our atmospheric system — shows various appearances in all kind of scales and with different names. It plays a role in so many processes and constantly changes our environment.

In March 2022 the Wind Event Week will cover numerous wind-related subjects. Join the journey to turbulence, aviation, wind power, satellite images and products, radar, case studies, and much more.

Have a good idea about a presentation and want to contribute to the event? We are happy to hear from you at

To register for the event, keep an eye on the EUMETrain website.

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Resources & Tools
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User Preparation Webinars

throughout 2021 / Online

The series of MTG and EPS-SG user preparation webinars exploring all the coming missions has been run in 2020 and 2021. This year in June the spectral imaging missions (FCI and METimage) and 3MI were explored, and in October the webinars were on the MWS/MWI/ICI and RO missions.

The webinars present an overview of the observation missions, their measurement principles, L1 and L2 product generation, data formats and dissemination, test data, and application perspectives.

They are organised in coordination with the SAFs and are open to all. The recordings, presentations, and the Q&A are available through the EUMETSAT website.

The final webinar in the series, addressing the UVN/UVNS sounder missions, is tentatively planned for Q2/2022.

Find all resources and recordings at:

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Stories & Achievements
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16 short courses, over 1,000 participants


Since autumn 2020, a series of short courses on data discovery for weather, oceanography, air quality and climate has been successfully running. In 2021 more than 1,000 participants from around the world had the opportunity to interact with experts from EUMETSAT and partnering organisations, such as the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), the German National Meteorological Service (DWD), MeteoSwiss, ECMWF and the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), among others.

Each course was recorded and is openly accessible to the public from the EUMETSAT training page, where new courses are also listed.

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CALMet XIV Conference - Bringing Together the Best of Online to Learning

27 September to 1 October 2021, Online

The CALMet XIV Conference, with the theme Bringing Together the Best of Online to Learning, was hosted by Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, Argentina, on 27 September-1 October 2021 - fully online.

The conference brought together 260 educators, trainers and managers from universities, research institutions, and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, providing an opportunity for a world-wide community to collaborate and network on workforce development, in support of the global weather, water and climate industry.

Being online meant that for the first time the conference was accessible to many experts who in the past have not had the opportunity to attend. This resulted in 70% new participants in the conference, with good promotion and new awareness of CALMet. For the newcomers it was good to see there is a larger global trainer community that can help. Particularly noteworthy was the South American participation, thanks to active promotion by RTC Argentina and Spanish translations offered by WMO and number of participants from ongoing WMO Train the Trainer course for Spanish-speaking instructors joining the sessions.

The online conference environment was graciously offered by the WMO ETR office, and all the resources of the event are available on the ETRP Moodle site.

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Supporting Marine EO Educators: professional development, knowledge exchange and networking workshop

30 August to 17 September 2021, Online

In September, EUMETSAT, IODE and CMEMS ran the Supporting Marine EO Educators workshop. This interactive event brought together educators from around the world to share knowledge, skills, resources and code related to training in Earth Observation. The course was composed of self-paced learning through the Moodle page, along with virtual live sessions.

There was a mix of teaching experience across the group, with some attendees preparing for their first training courses and others looking for ways to enhance current teaching approaches. A round table session was held during the final week which was incredibly collaborative with attendees and trainers all sharing their personal experiences, thoughts, and challenges.

During the three weeks, participants worked on creating their own artifacts, which ranged from Juypter Notebooks in different languages to course plans including activities and exercises to be completed by the students - The image above is a snapshot from Clued-eo game created by Emma Sullivan (PML).

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Training School & Workshop on Dust Aerosol Detection and Monitoring

Training School: 9-12 Nov 2021
Practical Workshop: 15-24 Nov 2021 / Online

The training school and workshop closed its last practical session on 24 November. The school had more than 200 participants across four days of open webinars on the basics of aerosol and dust and on the principles of observations, modelling and forecasting, followed by data discovery sessions. The workshop engaged about 50 selected participants who took part in three days of practical exercises and assignments on different types of data for dust monitoring and prediction. Participants worked in small groups, together with a trainer, on guided exercises during daily two-hour sessions.

The course provided an awareness of state-of-the-art satellite-based, ground-based, and model-based products for aerosol detection and monitoring, as well as offering opportunities to learn about the applicability and effectiveness of the respective products. It was jointly organised by EUMETSAT and the WMO SDS-WAS Regional Center (which is managed by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, BSC, and the Spanish Meteorological State Agency, (AEMET) with the support of Copernicus and ACTRIS programmes.

Recordings of all the webinars with data discovery sessions, including presentations, are available on the EUMETSAT Training website.

A second edition of the school will run next year:

  • 24-30 January 2022: Phase I – Webinars
  • 31 January-4 February 2022: Phase II – Practical workshop.

More details to come.

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HSAF Event Week on Snow

22 to 26 November / Online

The H SAF Snow Event Week was held in collaboration with EUMeTrain from 22 to 26 November 2021. The main aim of the event week was to introduce the H SAF snow products and get the forecasters, researchers and modellers familiarised with them for their everyday applications.

During the week, 16 presentations were held by 12 presenters, working for H SAF from Italy, Turkey and Finland. The event week started with the introduction of the H SAF as a satellite application facility, its work, and the products available. Later in the week several, practical presentations were held — including a presentation on Jupyter Notebooks, where participants got a chance to see how the notebooks were used to manipulate satellite data to create different products. All the material has been opened to the participants and they could have checked the GitHub repository where the SAF is storing their work.

In total, 46 people participated in the event week listening-in from 21 countries, across three continents. The event week was held and the presentations were recorded using the Webex system. The recordings will become available to a wider audience at the beginning of December on

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7th SALGEE Workshop

24 to 26 November / Online

SALGEE (Satellite Applications in Land surface analyses Group for Eastern Europe) is a EUMETSAT project initiative of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology of Bulgaria (NIMH), which started in 2009.

Every two years, SALGEE organises an onsite workshop, gathering experts and users together to share experiences on the use of satellite products for monitoring the land surface state: vegetation condition, water stress and wild fires. This year, for the first time, the SALGEE workshop was held online via Zoom, which did not prevent as much vibrant discussion between participants. To facilitate further exchange of knowledge a virtual room was made available, where participants were invited to meet in groups or have private chats, to give the sense of an onsite environment.

The three-day workshop focused on the combined use of satellite products from the EUMETSAT LSA SAF, CM SAF and H SAF. It enabled products developers to gather feedback and recommendations for future developments from users, who in turn could collect new ideas for applications in their regions of interest. It also raised ideas for further collaboration among participants, which will be presented at the next workshop in two years’ time.

Recordings of all presentations are on Youtube.

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International Summer School 2021

13 to 17 September 2021 / Online

The International Summer School, held online, provided an in-depth explanation of methods and techniques used to extract information from environmental satellite data, with emphasis on the latest measuring technologies and newest channels.

For the first time, the school offered three-in-one learning, as three different analysis and visualisation tools were introduced: McIDAS-V (installed locally), Jupyter Notebooks, and SIFT (run in a EUMETSAT virtual environment using virtual machines).

Fifteen participants from more than 10 countries (mostly European) participated in the course, which made it possible to include practical sessions with hands-on work on the data in small groups with intense facilitation from the trainers.

The next summer school is planned for Q2 2022.

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South-East Europe Meteorological Training Course (SEEMET) 2021

26 to 29 October 2021 / Online

The South-Eastern Europe Meteorological (SEEMET) 2021 training course was held online, hosted by Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ), and supported by EUMETSAT and EUMETCAL.

It was the sixth in the series of courses that aim to regularly train operational staff of the Eastern European Meteorological and Hydrological Services. Twenty-three participants from 11 countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Hungary, Israel, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Slovenia) joined.

The course was focused on the analysis and forecasting of winter weather conditions and forecasting challenges involved. Special emphasis was put on the use of satellite data and products.

The course was designed to improve the skills of operational meteorologists in interpretating satellite images and products, in combination with other relevant data, leading to improved competencies in forecasting winter weather. The course aimed to contribute to improving the capabilities of the NHMSs in South Eastern Europe in providing weather and warning services to national stakeholders and communities.

According to the evaluation, the course met the expectations — participants were motivated to learn, they actively participated in the discussions, and they plan to apply what they learned in their everyday work.

// issue XXIII - December 2021

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