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  • Introduction to Machine Learning for Earth Observation - A practical approach 2024

    This online course is an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Deep Learning applied to Earth observation data. The aim of the course is to provide an overview of machine learning potential for EUMETSAT data and the main machine learning techniques, with hands-on modules using real world data. The course is composed of different modules, addressing both theory and practical examples.

    The course will cover: 

    • The main branches of machine learning: Supervised and Unsupervised Learning
    • Deep Learning
    • Existing open source tools 
    • How to build AI workflows
    • Hands on: classification, regression, clustering and image classification tasks
    • Agents, bots and Large Language Models 

    Dates: 29, 30 April and 2 May 2024.

    The course hours will be from 10:00 to 16:30 CEST each day, with a longer break from 12:00 to 13:30.

    Deadline for applications: 18 April

    Target Audience

    Member State weather and associated services starting to work in AI/ML on weather data.
    The course is aimed at people with little prior knowledge. You will need to be comfortable to edit some python using Jupyter notebooks. 

    Expected outcomes
    At the end of the course you will be able to:

    • understand how to address your problem using machine learning techniques;
    • create your own workflow based on the templates provided in the course;
    • find tools from the various existing libraries;
    • appreciate the limitations of you knowledge and where to find expert knowledge. 

     How to apply

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  • RA-I Basic Satellite Imagery Interpretation Course 2024

    MTG Full DiscThis satellite applications course in English language is suitable for forecasters in Africa, independent of their work experience. The course will consist of live sessions and discussions between more and less experienced forecasters. The focus is on basic interpretation of satellite images in weather rooms and in using widely available satellite products to get a better understanding of the daily weather.

    You will improve your skills in : (a) Identifying the main weather systems and features in Africa and their characteristics in satellite imagery and products; (b) Using information from the new generation weather satellites and c) Being a competent user of virtual course technology.

    As a participant, you will develop professional relationships with other course participants, get connected to satellite professionals ready to help you to understand the basic satellite products and to become a proficient user of the latest satellite products in your daily work.

    6 - 24 May 2024, online

    Applications close 26 April 2024.

  • RA-I Cours Interprétation de base de l'imagerie satellitaire 2024

    MTG Full discCe cours sur les applications satellitaires en langue française est destiné aux prévisionnistes en Afrique, quels que soient leurs niveaux d'expérience professionnelle. Le cours comprend des sessions et des discussions en direct entre des prévisionnistes de différents niveaux d'expérience. L'objectif principal est de se concentrer sur l'interprétation de base des images satellitaires dans les centres météorologiques et l'utilisation des produits satellitaires largement disponibles pour améliorer la compréhension de la météo quotidienne.

    Le cours consistera en des sessions en direct avec des discussions et des briefings météorologiques, se concentrant sur l'interprétation de base de l'imagerie satellitaire utilisée dans les bureaux de météorologie. Nous explorerons également les nouveaux produits satellitaires Meteosat de troisième génération (MTG), qui deviennent opérationnels dans les bureaux de prévision. 

    Les objectifs du cours sont l'amélioration des compétences en : (a) Identifier les principaux systèmes et caractéristiques météorologiques en Afrique et leurs caractéristiques dans l'imagerie et les produits satellitaires ; (b) comprendre les avantages des satellites météorologiques de nouvelle génération ; (c) Être un utilisateur compétent de la technologie des cours virtuels.

    En tant que participant, vous aurez l'opportunité de développer des relations professionnelles avec les autres participants du cours. Vous serez aussi mis en contact avec des professionnels du domaine satellitaire qui vous aideront à comprendre les produits satellitaires de base et à devenir un utilisateur compétent de ces produits dans votre travail quotidien.

    En ligne : 6 - 24 mai 2024

    Clôture des candidatures le 26 avril 2024.

  • EUMETSAT Supporting Marine Earth Observation Applications (SMA) 2024

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    In early 2024 EUMETSAT will convene the next iteration of the “Supporting Marine Earth Observation Applications (SMA)” course, introducing you to our marine data catalogue and helping you develop workflows that support your own application-specific goals. If you wish to learn about, or work more extensively with, our ocean colour, sea surface temperature, altimetry, sea ice and/or wind data, then we encourage you to apply. This year, the course will be delivered in partnership with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). We particularly encourage applicants working in the mid- and high-latitudes, where AWI have extensive experience with both in situ and satellite oceanography.

    During this course you will learn how to independently access and process data from the EUMETSAT product catalogue for your marine workflows and applications. The focus will be on data streams from EUMETSAT Copernicus marine missions (Sentinel-3; Sentinel-6) and derived downstream products, those derived from Copernicus supporting missions, and those made available by the Ocean and Sea-Ice (OSI SAF) and Climate Monitoring Satellite Application Facility (CM SAF). 

    Training will take place entirely online and through two phases, which will be support by experts in the relevant fields;

    • The first, self-paced phase will take place between 26 February and 15 March 2024 and will take approximately 9-15 hours in total to complete. It will involve self-paced flexible learning through webinars, forums and technical checks (particularly for software installations), documentation and assignments.

    • The second, virtual classroom phase will be take place between 18 March and 22 March 2024 using Zoom and other collaborative tools. This phase will be made up of interactive tutorials, live demos, group work, and 1:1 meetings. During this intensive week, which will require 5-8 hours of participation each day, we will focus on co-creating a mini-project directly relevant to your application of interest.

    During the course, you will;

    • Learn about the specifics of the marine products that EUMETSAT provides (variables, timeliness, resolution, data formats) Select appropriate products from the EUMETSAT marine catalogue and access them using GUI-based and automated services
    • Use relevant software tools, such as SNAP, and scripting languages, such as Python, to acquire, visualise and process Earth observation data from multiple sources
    • Work with trainers to design workflows around these products and tools, tailoring approaches to the specific needs of a participant-defined application

    Applications for this course are now closed.

  • ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbeds on Severe Convective Storms in Preparation for MTG in 2024

    ESSL and EUMETSAT organise a series of testbeds to prepare forecasters from the EUMETSAT Member States for data from Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and Metop Second Generation (Metop-SG) satellites. These testbeds are organized both to teach forecasting severe convective storms using state-of-the-art or even experimental forecasting tools, and to evaluate such tools. At these events forecasters will learn by doing, by making severe weather forecasts and nowcasts using a mix of new nowcasting and forecasting tools, followed by a verification. Particular focus will be given to the use of proxy-MTG satellite data (e.g., from the NASA MODIS, NOAA VIIRS and Sentinel-3/OLCI instruments) and, once operationally available, real data from MTG in order to prepare forecasters for the use of next-generation satellite data. In addition, a range of state-of-the-art nowcasting tools and numerical weather prediction-based guidance (i.e. from DWD, ZAMG, ESSL, and ECMWF) will be evaluated.

    Target group: Forecasters from the EUMETSAT Member States who train other forecasters and forecasters with a strong background in severe storms meteorology. A self-assessment test is available here

    Date & location

    • 7-11 October 2024, ESSL Research and Training Centre (Wiener Neustadt, Austria)

    Weekly schedule: Please note that the course schedule will be Monday: 10:00 - 17:00, Tue - Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00 and Friday: 09:00 -13:00.

    Candidates need to come from EUMETSAT Member States and have a nomination by their home institution. For accepted candidates, EUMETSAT plans to sponsor the cost of testbed attendance and, upon request, the cost for travel, accommodation and subsistence.

    How to apply:

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  • International Summer School on Applications with the Newest Multi-spectral Environmental Satellites 2024

    Overall objective of the Summer School is an in depth explanation of methods and techniques used to extract information from environmental satellite data, with emphasis on the latest measuring technologies, in particular the MTG mission. 

    This year the School will be named after Paolo Rosci, officer of the Italian Air Force who dedicated his entire professional life to the satellite meteorology. Bright remote sensing scientist, he combined within himself the ability to conceive new methods and develop operational applications in this field, as well as the empathetic character to foster the sharing of ideas, tutoring with enthusiasm the new generations of satellite meteorologists. Paolo passed away last April, after years of courageous fight against a disease.

    The course consists of lectures and practical sessions. Different analysis and visualization tools are introduced, eg McIDAS V, Jupyter Notebooks and SIFT, run locally or in EUMETSAT virtual environment. English is the official language of the School. All provided material will be in English.

    Date: 17 - 26 June 2024
    Location: Bracciano, Italy

    Daily timetable: 17-21 and 24-25 June 2023 from 9 am to 5pm, 26 June 9am to 1pm

    Application deadline: 28 April 2024 - Applications only by invitation letter

    This course addresses experienced professionals working with remote sensing data (forecasters, researchers, post-graduate students etc.) interested in updating their knowledge and skills on the newest developments in remote sensing data. The applicants must have an academic degree either in Meteorology, Physics, Environmental Sciences or Environmental Engineering. Applicants should be proficient in the English language to attend the course.

    The course is intended primarily for the European audience, with preference for the EUMETSAT member states. Depending on availability, additional applicants might be accepted. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their proven experiences in environmental remote sensing.

    How to apply: If you already have an account on this platform, use the link below to submit your application form.

    Otherwise, please make sure you create an account: click on Login (top right section of the page), create a new user (Create an account) and follow the procedure. Once the account has been created, please log in, then apply using the link below. If you have any problem, please contact the Training Team (

  • Short Courses on Data Discovery for Weather, Oceanography, Air Quality and Climate

    To apply for the courses in the Short Courses on Data Discovery for Weather, Oceanography, Air Quality and Climate, please click here