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The Training Bulletin

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

// issue XXVII - April 2023

Activities & events
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Short course: A Climate Data Record of Cloud Properties

19 April 2023 / Online

On Wednesday, 19 April 2023, the successful series of online short courses in cooperation with EUMETSAT and the Satellite Applications Facility on Climate Monitoring (CM SAF), continues with a course on the CM SAF CLAAS climate data record. CLAAS-3 is the latest edition of this SEVIRI-based data record on clouds and cloud features. CLAAS-3 comes with a corresponding Interim Climate Data Record (ICDR), so there are data with a latency of just a few days, since 2004. This qualifies CLAAS data for many applications, including climate monitoring.

During this two-hour course, participants can learn about the important features and highlights of the data record, directly from the CM SAF experts. In a hands-on session, users can start working with the data, to get insights into data handling and data format.

Short online short courses on the CM SAF climate data records SARAH-3 and CLARA-A3, follow in May and September 2023. Information on all courses will be published via the EUMETSAT Training website. Register now to join the course and be part of this experience.

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Three short courses on atmospheric composition

2 May/ 7 June/ 12 July 2023 / Online

EUMETSAT’s atmospheric training team is organising three short online courses in May, June and July. The first takes place on 2 May at 12:00 UTC, it will focus on dust monitoring and forecasting. The course will highlight one dust event in mid-February 2023. It will introduce satellite and ground-based observations, as well as model forecasts that can be used to monitor and forecast Saharan dust episodes.

The second course is on 7 June at 12:00 UTC. It will introduce five guiding principles EUMETSAT follows, in order to make Jupyter notebooks more impactful and useful in a training context. This course is a chance for everyone who develops Jupyter notebooks, and who would like to increase their impact.

The third course is on 12 July at 12:00 UTC. It will focus on wildfire monitoring with next-generation satellites.

You can register for the short courses via the EUMETSAT training website:

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International Summer School on applications with the newest multi-spectral environmental satellites

19-28 June / Ostia, Italy

The Italian Air Force - Department of Meteorology and EUMETSAT are organising the International Summer School on Applications with the Newest Multi-spectral Environmental Satellites in Ostia, Italy from 19 to 28 June 2023.

The overall focus of the course is an in-depth explanation of remote-sensing principles. It will cover the methods and techniques used to extract information from the environmental satellite data (both GEO and LEO), with emphasis on the latest measuring technologies, for example the new MTG mission.

The course will consist of lectures, laboratory sessions, group lab projects and tests. Throughout the course, participants will be actively engaging with selected satellite data and exploring using different visualisation tools that are widely available, such as SIFT, McIDAS-V and Jupyter Notebooks.

Nominated participants from EUMETSAT members can apply.

Application via the EUMETSAT training calendar.

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Upcoming EUMETSAT Copernicus marine training activities

Online We look forward to seeing you at the following events:
  • 29 March: Our marine short course focusing on new tools for performing ocean colour match-ups with OLCI. This open 2-hour webinar will introduce the ThoMaS match-up toolkit, including worked examples of its use.
  • 23-28 April: If you are attending the 2023 EGU General Assembly, please visit our short course (SC5.8, 25 April) to learn how to access and use EUMETSAT Copernicus Marine products from Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-6.
  • 8-12 May: EUMETSAT are offering two sessions on applying machine-learning methods to Copernicus marine products at the 54th Liege Colloquium. All colloquium attendees are welcome, including those new to remote sensing and ML/AI.
  • 12-16 June: If you are attending the Third International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium, please consider joining our short course in collaboration with NOAA and KHOA. Places are limited, so we encourage you to register ASAP.
  • From April to July, we will be supporting the Trevor Platt Science Foundation webinar series, culminating with in-person training on 7/8 August. The webinars are open to all. Please visit the link to learn more about the schedule.
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CALMet XV Conference 2023

7 - 17 November 2023 / Online

This year, instead of organising a Eumetcal Workshop, we invite everyone to join and contribute to the CALMet XV Conference in November. The CALMet XV Conference 2023 will be an online forum that brings together educators, trainers, and training managers, working in international meteorological education and training, to share experiences, expectations, and new ideas for applying emerging technologies and strategies in meteorology and hydrology education and training.

The conference will be online 7-17 November 2023. During the asynchronous pre-conference period (7-12 November 2023), the participants will be able to familiarise themselves with the resources and activities provided by the authors. During the second week, which will be mostly synchronous, there will be a programme with themed sessions, so authors and the audience can meet and discuss.

Presentations and recordings from the training school are available on the course website.

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Event Week on Heatwaves and Droughts

29 May - 1 June / ONLINE

EUMETrain will promote the Event Week on Heatwaves and Droughts, from 29th May to June 1st. We have an exciting program with multidisciplinary speakers which will cover different aspects of heatwaves and droughts, mainly focusing on satellite observations that can be used to study their impacts and causes.

Heatwaves are becoming increasingly more frequent and more intense, with Europe being one of the areas where these increases are more significant. Changes in atmospheric patterns due to climate change and complex interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere, which are now better understood thanks to better models, but also better observations. Satellite climate data records are now reaching sufficient maturity and length to provide robust information on decadal changes in many variables involved in heatwaves and droughts, such as Land Surface Temperature, Soil Moisture and different vegetation indexes. Satellite information may also be used to study associated processes such as marine heatwaves, interactions with the carbon cycle, air pollution or enhanced impact on cities and human health.

The final program will be released soon, and registrations will be open about one month prior to the event. All sessions will be online using Webex.

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Resources & Tools
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Training course ‘Learning Tool for Python on Atmospheric Composition’


The training course Learning Tool for Python (LTPy) on Atmospheric Composition is a Python-based series of notebooks on different open satellite and model-based data for atmospheric composition. The course consists of more than 50 Jupyter notebooks, and features data from six different satellites, including the Copernicus satellites Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-5P, as well as the polar orbiting meteorological satellite series Metop, plusfive different model-based product types from the two Copernicus services on Atmosphere Monitoring (CAMS) and Emergency Management (CEMS).

The training course is published in the Journal of Open Source Education. The journal is an educator-friendly journal for publishing open-source educational materials and software, including Jupyter notebooks. The publication was peer-reviewed.

The LTPy content can be accessed and cited:

This years’ theme will be encouraging creative ways of working and learning together.

See the first announcement.

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Basic Satellite Course modules


Three self-paced e-learning modules, produced by EUMeTrain are now available on the Eumetcal portal:

  1. Identify surface features
  2. Identify cloud types and their characteristics
  3. Identify and interpret atmospheric phenomena

They cover three of the seven enabling skills that support the WMO competency frameworks related to the use of satellite data by operational meteorologists. The modules that will cover the remaining enabling skills are in preparation.

You are welcome to use these modules as stand-alone materials for the training or as part of training materials. We would love to hear your experiences of using them.

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Stories & Achievements
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3rd Joint School on dust aerosol detection and monitoring

21 February - 2 March 2023 / Online

The third Joint School on dust aerosol detection and monitoring had 60 online participants, between 21 February and 2 March 2023. The school’s aim was to build capacity and improve skills in aerosol detection and monitoring, for users from research and academia, and meteorological and transnational agencies, with a regional focus on Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Sahelian Africa.

The training school was jointly organised by EUMETSAT, the WMO SDS-WAS Regional Center (managed by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and Spanish Meteorological State Agency (AEMET) and ACTRIS, with the support of Copernicus.

The training consisted of five scientific lectures, spanned over two weeks, from renowned experts on dust aerosol monitoring with satellites, ground-based measurements, modelling and data assimilation; as well as operational modelling. Hands-on practical exercises, based on Jupyter notebooks, accompanied the lectures.

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High-latitude event week

30 January - 2 February 2023 / Online

The EUMeTrain high-latitude event week, held from January 30 to February 2, 2023, provided an opportunity for participants to learn about the unique challenges of remote sensing and weather forecasting in the high-latitudes, particularly during the long and dark winter months. The event attracted approximately 30-50 daily participants attending the sessions from all over Europe.

Each day of the event week was dedicated to a specific topic, ranging from general forecasting to road weather and satellite products, ice forecasting, and aviation forecasting. The program covered various subjects, including: polar lows, precipitation type product, MTG & EPS-SG, OSI SAF products and challenges in Nordic airports.

The event provided a good platform for discussing the challenges faced by forecasters in the high-latitudes and exploring potential solutions to improve forecasting accuracy. Participants also got to familiarize with some of the services FMI produces to its customers.

The knowledge gained during the event will help participants in their future endeavors, and we look forward to future events that further increase the knowledge of forecasters about the possibilities of existing and upcoming satellite products. The recordings of the event week have now been added online and can be accessed here: High-latitude event week 2023 | EUMeTrain.

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Event Week on Water Vapour Products in Analysis and Nowcasting

12 - 15 december 2022 / ONLINE

Wilfried Jacobs (DWD) managed the EUMeTrain’s event week from 12 to 15 December 2022 about water vapour products for analysis and nowcasting. The main aspects were basics about water vapour channels (inclusive MTG), how to diagnose fronts and cyclones, convection and Sahara dust. Additionally, techniques have been discussed on how to derive vertical profiles of water content, humidity in low levels and to diagnose precipitable water content.

Experts from Europe and the USA (Ivan Smiljanić (EUMETSAT), Pieter Groenemeijer (ESSL), Hans Peter Roesli, Bryan Guarante (UCAR), Thomas August (EUMETSAT), Jan El Kassar (FU Berlin), Cintia Carbajal Henkel (FU Berlin), Xavier Calbet (AEMET), Sheldon J. Kusselson (CIRA), Phil Watts (EUMETSAT), Zsofia Kocsis (OMSZ), Christian Herold (DWD), Nataša Strelec-Mahović (EUMETSAT), Christo Georgiev (NIMH), Ralph Petersen (University of Wisconsin), Andreas Wirth (ZAMG), Thomas Krennert (ZAMG) and Wilfried Jacobs (DWD)) delivered 20 presentations.

On average 51 people (60, 55, 50, 38, day 1 to day 4, respectively) participated live. Target groups were general and aviation forecasters and scientists/product developers (30 to 40%), followed by trainers and marine forecasters (15%).

By 2025, the aim is to train 10-15% of operational meteorological forecasters in member states on the use of MTG and eventually EPS-SG products for better forecasting severe convective weather.

More information (abstracts and recordings) are available at Water vapour products event week 2023 | EUMeTrain.

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