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The Training Bulletin

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

// issue XXVI - December 2022

Activities & events
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Event Week on Water Vapour Products in Analysis and Nowcasting

12 - 15 December 2022 / Online

Water vapour products (single channels, and RGBs) exhibit a high potential for improving nowcasting in many fields. However, they are not commonly used in many forecasting services. To aid forecasters, a EUMeTrain event week will be held from 12 to 15 December, focusing on the application of water vapour products for analysis and nowcasting.

Online presentations from experts will enable forecasters to create successful nowcasts, by also including water vapour products in their daily work. Theoretical background will be one aspect. However, an important focus will be the practical application, using both MSG and future MTG channels.

The following subjects will be covered:

  • Basics about water vapour channels (including MTG).
  • Fronts and cylogenesis (Norwegian theory and Shapiro-Keyser).
  • Structures in water vapour products as indicators for convection.
  • The relationship between water vapour and Saharan dust.

In addition, techniques will demonstrate how to derive the vertical water content, to estimate humidity in low levels, and to diagnose precipitable water content.

More details (presentation titles with corresponding abstracts and the schedule) can be found on the EUMeTrain website.

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Training School and Workshop on Dust Aerosol Detection and Monitoring

21 February - 02 March 2023 / Online

The third Joint Training School and Workshop on Dust Aerosol Detection and Monitoring will take place online from 21 to 23 February and from 28 February to 2 March 2023.

The training school aims 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. However, attendance is open to all countries.

The training school is jointly organised by EUMETSAT, 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.

Prerequisites for attending the workshop include:

  1. Basic knowledge in atmospheric sciences.
  2. Basic knowledge in programming.
  3. Basic understanding of structure and formats of geospatial data/Earth Observation data.

Before the school, we will send participants preparatory material on Python and how to access data. We will have an optional clinic session to go over their questions.

During the school, we will have lectures from scientific experts and hands-on problem-based practicals.

Register on the EUMETSAT training website.

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Eumetcal Train the Trainer Course

15 December 2022 / Online

Here it is, the third Eumetcal Train the Trainer course! Thursday, 15 December 2022 (14:30 UTC) is the online kick-off meeting for the course, which will then start in January 2023.

  • Do you need to deliver training?
  • Do you know a lot about meteorology, but are unsure how to make effective learning experiences for your learners?
  • Do you need to create a quiz, where you know all the answers, but don’t know how to write attractive learning scenarios?
  • Do you wish to make your training and workshops more engaging and memorable, but are unsure how to do that?

You need to participate in our Train the Trainer course!

Its main purpose is to help you increase your capabilities to design, develop, and deliver online or blended courses. You will learn about the latest research in learning science, and have the opportunity to apply your new knowledge in challenging, but fun, tasks.

With the help of the Instructional Designers (IDs), you will formulate learning objectives, develop activities, and draft assessment questions on a topic chosen by you. You will practice analysing your courses, and determine how well they helped your learners achieve the course objectives.

The course consists of eight highly interactive sessions, which will be followed by a Show-and-Tell session, to wrap up the course. The first two courses were very successful and participants produced interesting training materials.

Join the course and be part of this collaborative team! Register here.

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Marine training at the EGU General Assembly 2023

April 2023 / Vienna, Austria and Online

As part of the 2023 EGU General assembly, EUMETSAT will be offering a short course entitled "Satellite data for Marine Applications: open source tools for working with data available from EUMETSAT and the Copernicus Programme". If you are interested, we encourage you to come and join us that to learn:

  • What data is available from EUMETSAT via its mandatory and Copernicus missions, satellite applications facilities, and through contributions to the Copernicus services - with a strong focus on the Sentinel-3 and 6 missions.
  • How to access data using EUMETSATs data access services, including harmonised data access through the Copernicus WEkEO service.
  • How to work with data using open source tools, based around repositories of Python based code and Jupyter Notebooks.
  • About the options presented to work with Copernicus data by cloud computing in WEkEO.

We welcome experienced remote sensing scientists, those new to the field, and oceanographers of all disciplines who may be looking to expand their knowledge of marine Earth observation. There will be a strong focus on practical aspects of accessing and working with data, with a particular focus on open source tools. Trainers will be available to support participants in designing their own workflows and advise on selecting satellite data for their own marine applications. For more information, please consult the 2023 EGU General assembly schedule on its release.

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11th International Workshop on Sea Ice

21 - 23 March 2023 / Oslo, Norway

The 11th International Workshop on Sea Ice Modelling, Assimilation, Observations, Predictions and Verification is taking place from 21 to 23 March 2023, hosted by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, in Oslo, Norway.

This event is a joint workshop of the International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG), the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, the EUMETSAT Ocean and Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF), the European Space Agency Climate Change Initiative for Sea Ice (ESA CCI), and the Sea Ice Retrieval and Data Assimilation in Norway (SIRANO).

The workshop aims to improve international capabilities of sea ice prediction, on timescales ranging from hours to a season.

General topics (sessions) include:

  • Sea ice data assimilation (methods and results).
  • Sea ice observations and uncertainties.
  • Sea ice model parameterizations and coupling to ocean and atmosphere models.
  • Verification approaches for sea ice analyses and forecasts.
  • Recent research to sea ice operation transfer — Automated prediction systems.

More information can be found on the workshop's webpage.

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High-latitude event week

30 January - 2 February 2023 / Online

Locations in the high-latitudes bring challenges to remote sensing and weather forecasting, especially during long winters when the amount of daylight is very limited. For example, because Nordic countries lie near the edge of the swath of geostationary satellites, resolution is reduced, making image interpretation harder. To aid forecasters in tackling these issues a EUMeTrain high-latitude event week will be held from 30 January to 2 February 2023, focusing mainly on winter weather phenomena, usable satellite products, and ice forecasting in the high-latitudes.

The event week is divided into four different days:

  • General forecasting — Monday
  • Road weather, nowcasting, plus upcoming satellite products in Europe — Tuesday
  • Ice — Wednesday
  • Aviation forecasting — Thursday

The subjects that will be covered, among others — polar lows, precipitation type product, road weather model (FMI), MTG & EFS-G, operational ice forecasting in the Baltic sea, OSI SAF products, icing in aviation weather forecasting, and challenges in the Nordic airports.

The announcement with more details (presentation titles with corresponding abstracts and the schedule) will be on the EUMeTrain website at the end of December.

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Resources & Tools
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EUMETSAT data towards addressing the UN Ocean Decade Challenges


The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development has proposed 10 challenges for collective impact.

The challenges address:

  • Marine pollution
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainable food production
  • Ocean economy
  • Climate change
  • Resilience to ocean hazards
  • Ocean observation
  • Digital representation of the ocean
  • Capacity development
  • Humanity's relationship with the ocean

EUMETSAT is producing a series of case studies showcasing how data from the missions we operate as well as products from the SAFs and Copernicus services, can be used to meet these challenges. Each case study comprises a web story, and a supporting Jupyter Notebook, so that readers can access data and recreate the images and/or analysis shown in the web story themselves. So far, three cases have been released covering the impacts of water quality of aquaculture, marine heatwaves, and ocean carbon pools. All of these web stories can be found under the associated "Ocean Decade" tag in the EUMETSAT case study library, whilst the Jupyter Notebooks are available in the ocean-case-studies repository on the EUMETSAT Gitlab. More case studies and notebooks focusing on the use of altimetry data will be available in the near future.

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Publication in Remote Sensing on EUMETSAT's training approach with Jupyter notebooks

12 Jul 2022 / Online

The atmospheric training team have published the scientific article 'Five Guiding Principles to Make Jupyter Notebooks Fit For Earth Observation Data Education' in the journal Remote Sensing. Based on lessons learned during the development of the Learning Tool for Python (LTPy) on Atmospheric Composition, the article outlines five guiding principles to make Jupyter notebooks more educational and reusable.

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OSI SAF training activities


The Ocean and Sea Ice (OSI SAF) training activities planned until the end of 2022 are available below:

A series of Jupyter notebooks is available

  • For different data types: Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Ice Parameters and Sea Surface Winds. The Notebooks cover several aspects: data access, exploring the file structure, mapping the data and application examples.
  • Shared through GitLab repository together with Conda environment files - see

Continuity of the OSI SAF newsletter

In March 2022, OSI SAF launched a quarterly newsletter. It features selected stories, some of the latest publications of our scientific experts, news about recent events and what's coming up. Make sure to Subscribe to the newsletter.

Collaboration with Copernicus Marine Training Services

  • OSI SAF was involved in the "EUMETSAT Supporting Marine Earth Observation Applications training course" between 31 Oct and 25 November. 40 participants were selected. It's a first contribution to this online training for the OSI SAF.

The 11th International Workshop on Sea Ice Modelling, Assimilation, Observations, Predictions and Verification

  • OSI SAF is involved in the organisation of the 11th International Workshop on Sea Ice Modelling, Assimilation, Observations, Predictions and Verification taking place from 21 to 23 March 2023 and hosted by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, in Oslo, Norway.

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Stories & Achievements
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Baltic+ course 2022 prepared forecasters for the cold season

August - October 2022 / Vilnius, Lithuania

Baltic+ training is the main annual training interaction between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland with EUMETSAT. The course consists of a three-week online phase for a wider audience and a three-day on-site workshop. This year, the host was Lithuanian Hydro-Meteorological Service, and the course focused on refreshing the cold season forecasting skills.

Altogether 35 participants from the region participated in this course, and 15 of them continued further to the classroom course held in Vilnius. This event helps the operational meteorologists to discuss forecasting and learn about the newest updates relevant for their work. High amount of networking between regional offices and between countries takes place as a result of these courses. The Baltic+ course is becoming part of the Baltic training system: an event to exchange about the newest updates and learn about forecasting and organisatorical similarities and differences within the region.

The trainer team from the Lithuanian Hydro-meteorological Service was successfully leading this course this year. The organiser for the course in 2023 will be Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

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D-A-CH Training Course 2022

21 - 25 November / Vienna, Austria and Online

The D-A-CH course is a regional training course for participants from the national weather services from Austria, Switzerland and Germany. The course participants met after six weeks of intense online training for the classroom phase that took place from 21 to 25 November in ZAMG, Vienna. During this week, participants focused on cases with heavy precipitation that affected Central Europe. Time was used to exchange thoughts and discuss the forecasting of such major events. The mornings were filled with presentations while the afternoons were dedicated to group work. Topics were structured into satellite, radar, numerical models and warning strategies. The meeting was accompanied by social get-togethers in the evening with "Punsch" and food.

Next year's D-A-CH course will be organized by Meteo Swiss on the topic of low clouds and fog.

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ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbeds on Severe Convective Storms

27 June - 1 July, 11 - 15 July, 10 - 14 October 2023 / Wiener Neustadt, Austria

With a goal of training forecasters in Member States’ National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) on the use of products from MTG and EPS-SG missions for severe convective storm analysis, EUMETSAT has contracted the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL) for a period of three years. In 2022, three operational forecaster testbeds were organised by ESSL, training in total ~45 forecasters.

In the realistic forecasting environment provided by ESSL at their facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, forecasters guided by ESSL trainers worked with Numerical Weather Prediction data and observation-based information, including satellite data. Data from MODIS and VIIRS sensors were used to mimic some of the images and RGBs that will be available with MTG. Forecasters were thrilled by the prospect of MTG FCI providing information every 10 minutes with much better spatial resolution and new channels, in the near future.

Four such training testbeds are scheduled also in 2023.

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.

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Supporting Marine Earth Observation Applications Course (SMA)

November 2022 / Online

The second half of 2022 was an very busy time for the Copernicus marine training at EUMETSAT, with ocean colour training delivered for the ONWARD programme, the IOCCG Summer Lecture Series, and OCEAN OPTICS XXV, a short course on advances in Sentinel-6 altimetry and data access at OSTST 2022, and examples of sea-surface temperature data use as part of the ESA Advanced Ocean Synergy course.

The year culminated in the delivery of the 2022 Supporting Marine Earth Observation Applications workshop. This event, a collaboration between EUMETSAT and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, featured a three-week self-paced phase and a one-week virtual classroom, hosted on During the course, participants learned how to access and use Copernicus marine and OSI SAF products from across the EUMETSAT catalogue, tailoring them to their use and incorporating them into mini-projects designed around their applications. Twenty five participants presented final projects, covering a broad range of applications from operational monitoring of water quality at seaweed farms, to sea surface temperature indicators for monitoring coral reef mortality, to assessment of local tide gauges in the Mediterranean sea.

This course runs annually. Applications for the 2023 event will open in the late summer.

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2nd Workshop on Earth Observation Products for Wildfires Monitoring and Forecast

18 - 20 October 2022 / Lisbon, Portugal & Online

The second edition of the Earth Observation Products for Wildfires Monitoring and Forecast Workshop took place between 18 and 20 October and was co-organised by EUMETSAT, ECMWF, EC JRC, the two EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facilities on Atmosphere (AC SAF) and Land (LSA SAF), and Pyrolife. The workshop was a hybrid event, taking place online and at IPMA in Lisbon, Portugal.

This three-day workshop aimed to:

  1. Cover and train users on using existing and new Earth Observation products.
  2. Learn from national services' activities and users' networks.
  3. Discuss needs and priorities for better user guidance and preparation.

The workshop also shared updates from users, data providers and services, and showcased new data and products from satellite missions and Copernicus services.

The attendees were from services in Europe with a mandate, or role, to monitor, forecast or mitigate fires, as well as interested participants from all European countries with focus on vulnerable regions. Twenty participants were present in-person and more than 100 joined online.

See the slides and the presentation recordings.

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4th Joint AC training school with ESA/ECMWF/EUMETSAT

28 September - 06 October 2022 / Online

Between 28 September and 6 October 2022, the Fourth Joint School on Atmospheric Composition, took place as an online event. It was organised by EUMETSAT in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

The training school focused on atmospheric composition chemistry and climate, and had lectures, debates, and practical sessions. This event followed the third joint school that took place in December 2021.

The school had three days of lectures and three days of practical sessions, distributed over two weeks from 28 to 30 September and from 4 to 6 October 2022.

The school consisted of the following components:

  1. Webinars with keynote speakers.
  2. Open discussions.
  3. Step-by-step interactive data discovery.
  4. Team projects design and development.

The target audience for this training school were early-career scientists, researchers from academia and research institutes, young scientists from industry, and anyone interested in atmospheric composition monitoring and modelling. A total of 89 people took part in the lectures and 21 people were trained during the hands-on practical sessions.

The presentations and recordings are available.

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Eumetcal Workshop 2022 #2

19 - 21 October 2022 / De Bilt, the Netherlands and Online

Bearing in mind our wish for more collaboration and online learning, it didn't need a lot of discussion within the Eumetcal programme team to define the topic of this year's hybrid Eumetcal Workshop: "Successful training through collaboration".

The goal was to provide an engaging learning experience for people who attend in person, as well as those joining online. We wanted to set an example where everyone would feel involved, and could benefit as much as possible. Quite a challenge, but we tried to overcome it by mixing best practice presentations by members, both on site and online, interactive group discussions, and interactive skills workshops.

The workshop was a success, with 13 people staying at De Bilt and 24 joining online. Everyone being able to share tips, suggestions, and constraints about collaboration and online learning, plus share new tools and ideas.

The feedback from the workshop participants also helped the Eumetcal team to improve its offerings to the members, and to rethink current collaboration strategies. Thanks to everyone who attended, it was a blast!

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AC Training Activities during the EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference

19 - 23 September 2022 / Brussels, Belgium

During the EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference in Brussels in September, the atmospheric composition training team presented several talks and one workshop on the latest developments of Jupyter-based training materials.

Julia Wagemann gave two presentations:

  1. Current and future needs of users of satellite-based atmospheric composition data — which gave a high-level overview of user engagement activities for atmospheric composition at EUMETSAT and the outcomes of a user consultation among atmospheric composition experts in 2020.
  2. Using Jupyter Notebooks for Earth Observation data access, processing and visualisation — which summarised the published article Five Guiding Principles to Make Jupyter Notebooks Fit For Earth Observation Data Education.

Sabrina Szeto gave a talk and a practical workshop. In her talk, she spoke about Fire Applications with Next-Generation Satellites: Case Studies and Jupyter Notebooks. The presentation gave a general introduction on monitoring wildfires with the upcoming satellites MTG and EPS-SG. In addition, she led a workshop on wildfire monitoring and forecasting, which gave attendees a practical introduction to the Jupyterbook on FANGS - Fire Applications with Next-Generation Satellites.

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RGB Developers and Users Workshop

18 - 20 October 2022 / Fort Collins, Colorado, US

The primary goal of this workshop was to share knowledge on RGB applications, and to prepare for the upcoming MTG FCI and EPS-SG METimage instruments. Participants were users, developers, and trainers, with RGB expertise from six continents. The fact that participation was from all corners of the Earth gave additional weight to this workshop, and the group had the opportunity to discuss global experiences and insights into the RGB utility.

Workshop objectives:

  • Review and document RGB composite standards with the measurement capabilities of new-generation imagers.
  • Share use cases and lessons learned of RGBs using new-generation imagers.
  • Demonstrate the value of RGBs in applications (alongside products, NWP).
  • Compile guidance documents.
  • Compile demonstration and training material.

A workshop report is yet to be compiled, containing important recommendations on how to build, name, and use different RGB composites.

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EUMETSAT hosted the WMO - CGMS VLab meeting

26 - 30 September 2022 / Darmstadt, Germany

EUMETSAT hosted the WMO-CGMS VLab meeting during September. The VLab is a worldwide cooperation on training for application of satellite data in operations. They are the main authors of the satellite skills. The materials we produce in Europe are also used around the world, and we have an opportunity to learn from others on good practices relating to training the use of satellite data. That knowledge sharing really helps the training centres to be more effective. The VLab is interested to extend the satellite skill to climate and agriculture - get in touch with EUMETSAT if you are interested to help.

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Coming back to Online Educa Berlin in 2022

23 - 25 November 2022 / Berlin, Germany

This November Madalina Ungur (EUMETSAT) and her Eumetcal colleagues, Heleen ter Pelkwijk and Tomislav Marekovic, had the pleasure of participating in the 28th global conference and exhibition on digital learning and training. The annual conference brings thousands of learning professionals, from around the world, to Berlin.

Hot topics this year:

  • Learning design and the human experience
  • Making decisions with data
  • Digital transformation
  • The metaverse and the future of learning
  • Upskilling/reskilling and competences in the workplace

Read about their experience.

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SEEMET (Basic) Course 2022

14 - 18 November 2022 / Shefayim, Israel

The South-East Europe Meteorological training course (SEEMET) 2022 was hosted by the Israel Meteorological Service (IMS), and supported by EUMETSAT, EUMeTrain, EUMETCAL and ECMWF. It was the seventh in the series of courses aiming to regularly train operational staff of the south-east European meteorological and hydrological services.

The course focused on basic satellite imagery and product analysis and application. Additionally, ECMWF products, available as Open Charts, were introduced. The main focus was on the forecasting challenges in the south-east Europe region, with special emphasis on the use of satellite data and products. Some elements of the upcoming MTG mission data were introduced, which were well received by the audience.

The course comprised many practical exercises and associated lectures, with a very coherent group of students who showed a high level of interactivity and were very proactive throughout the course.

The basic and advanced versions of this course alternate every year, meaning that the next SEEMET course, in 2023, will be an advanced course. The location of the course is still to be decided.

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Internship in User Support and Climate Services Division

Until 11 January 2023

The internships are open to bachelors and master students with a mandatory internship requirement in a subject that leads to a good understanding and skill in hydrology and the application of hydrological information in flood, drought and related environmental management are relevant.

Read more about this internship by clicking this link.

The deadline to apply is 11 January