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.
EUMeTrain Marine Course 2017
The 3rd Eumetrain Marine Course was delivered on the Moodle platform and was held in the period of 8 weeks. The course focused on analyzing and continually monitoring marine weather situations, forecasting marine weather phenomena and warnings of hazardous phenomena, all of that based on the WMO Marine Weather Forecaster Competentices requirements.
Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of Satellite Images - 2016
The course on Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of Satellite Meteorology is teaching you how to use satellite images in your operational work. Analyzing a satellite image in terms of conceptual models is the best way to learn to retrieve a mental weather picture and it can further help you in understanding the weather patterns and therefore become a better forecaster. The course is designed for operational forecasters and meets the requirements of the
Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of Satellite Images - 2014
The EUMeTrain - Eumetcal course on Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of Satellite Meteorology is teaching you how to operationally parse a satellite
image into conceptual models. Analysing a satellite image in terms of conceptual models is the best way to learn to retrieve a 3D or even a 4D
(with time being the fourth dimension) mental weather picture. The course is designed for operational forecasters and meets the requirements of the
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.
Marine Forecasting Course - 2013
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.
Basic Satellite Meteorology - 2011
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