Satellite Courses


WMO Standards

The satellite courses organised by EUMeTrain all comply with the competencies and standards identified by WMO.

These standards are complemented by EUMeTrain with features considered to be important and further stress the use of EUMETSAT satellite data for nowcasting and forecasting purposes.

The courses are organised in, what is also known as, a blended learning approach, in which a mixture of online lectures and classroom phase, is offered. Throughout the whole course the progress of the students is evaluated and upon success a certificate is handed out.

For developing the course material, as well as to finance travel costs for the classroom phase, a course fee for participation is mandatory.

The courses are repeated every two years. The lectures are recorded and can be played back to allow self study.

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Basic Satellite Meteorology Course 2014

The Basic Satellite Meteorology Course 2014 focuses on satellite systems, sensors and instruments, on the information content of spectral channels and last but not least on the high variety of meteorological products derived from satelliote data. This course is aiming at students and professionals in meteorology who want to keep up to date on the present status and recent developments in the field of satellite meteorology.


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Marine Forecasting Course

The Marine Forecasting Course is a distance learning course designed to train forecasters to improve the quality of marine forecasting and nowcasting through the better use of satellite and model data. The course aims at preparing forecasters in the core skills related to marine nowcast and forecasts.


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Basic Satellite Meteorology

The course starts with describing the various meteorological satellite systems operated by EUMETSAT and presently supplying data for operational use. The student should learn in what different orbits the different satellite operate and what it means to be geosynchronous and how the third law of Kepler helps to explain this


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Satellite Image Interpretation

Satellite course on the interpretation of satellite imagery and its derived products. The course will offer a wide variety of of lectures on the data proved by SEVIRI and its use for operational nowcasting and forecasting.


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Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of Satellite Images

Satellite course on the interpretation of satellite imagery and its derived products. Several online lectures as well as a classroom session will learn you how to correctly make a synoptic analysis using satellite imagery.