Several times a year EUMeTrain organises event weeks. During such weeks a series of online lectures
are presented and experts inform you on new applications of meteorological satellite data on a specific theme.
The event weeks aim to be a platform for exchange of experience and expertise between the various groups working with meteorological data.
How is it done?
The lectures are broadcasted with a software called Webex. This is a web conferencing and online learning environment that combines a highly
interactive virtual training classroom. All lectures are also recorded and available for playback offline.
Can I take part?
Participating in an event week is free of any costs. You do however need to register in order for us to send you the invitation(s).
Usually the program for the next event week is announced three months in advance.
Warning - Event Week 2017
From 11 to 15 December 2017 EUMeTrain was running an event week on Warnings. The event week was split into two main topics: 'Effective Warning Methods' and 'Communicating Warnings'. Through this event week presenters presented their ways of warning the public as well as some case studies and hopefully gave the participants some new ideas in that area. There was one session per day and each session comprised of up to 4 presentations while the duration of each session was about 3 hours.
MTG-I - Event Week 2016
From 7 to 11 November 2016 EUMeTrain is running an event week on MTG Imager satellite. During this week the FCI and Lightning Imager (LI)
instruments on-board the MTG-I will be presented. The new channels on the FCI will give the possibility to improve several existing products which
will be shown together with the potential of the new LI data.
Environment - Event Week 2016
From 11 to 15 April 2016 EUMeTrain was organising an event week with topics related to environmental meteorology. The focus has been on
measurements of atmospheric constituents such as aerosols, dust and trace gases measured from space. But it also treated other ecological
aspects of meteorology such as fires and soil moisture monitoring from space.
Precipitation - Event Week 2015
From 23 to 27 November 2015 EUMeTrain was running an event week on satellite derived precipitation. During this week the principles of
precipitation measurements were be presented together with available products and their possible applications from both geostationary and polar
satellites. The recent Global Precipitation Measurement program was introduced.
Each session comprised 1 or 2 presentations. The duration of a complete session will be around 1 hour.
Convection - Event Week 2015
From 8th to 12th June 2015 EUMeTrain organized an event week on convection. During this week recent remote sensing developements in the area
of forecasting and/or analysing convective weather situations were presented. Furthermore actual and/or past convective events will be analysed
and discussed. Altogether this event week was giving an interesting insight into the world of convection – from the scientific and
application-oriented point of view.
Each session comprised 2 presentations of about 30 minutes, so that the duration of a session will be around 1 hour.
Droughts, Floods and Landslides - Event Week 2014
EUMeTrain organised an event week with presentation related to "Droughts, Floods and Land Slides" from 1st to 5th December 2014. During this event week, an overview on large scale weather regimes causing these natural hazards was provided. Moreover the online presentations focussed on the monitoring, prediction and early warnings of these notable extremes, with emphasis on the use of remote sensing data.
High Impact Weather Event Week 2014
From 8 - 12 September 2014, EUMeTrain organized an event week on high impact weather. This event week focused on weather related natural disasters caused by strong winds, extreme temperatures or high precipitation amounts. To obtain a better predictability of high impact weather, it is important to understand the physical/meteorological processes causing them. This event week offered online presentations from meteorologists involved in the prediction of extreme weather situations.
NoWCasting SAF - Event Week 2013
EUMeTrain is going to organise an event week on products of the NWC-SAF from 18th to 22nd November 2013. There will be 9 sessions starting on Monday morning. The presentations will comprise the nowcasting products based on MSG and PPS satellites like cloud products, precipitation and wind products. Each session will consist of 2 parts; first an overview on the product from the developer side and the second part will show some typical applications of the data from the users side. A detailed time scedule will be available early July 2013, registration will become possible in October.
World Wide Weather Briefing 2013
From 20th to 24th May 2013, EUMeTrain organised a "World Wide Weather Briefing". This event week comprised weather analysis from all corners of the world focussing on challenges that forecasters have to face around the globe. The presenters were local weather forecasters guiding the audience through the regional weather characteristics they are facing throughout the year. This event week was a great oportunity to expand your meteorological knowledge to other regions outside Europe and learn about the specialities of weather forecasting on other continents.
Polar Satellite Week 2012
From 5 to 9 November, the EUMeTrain "Polar Satellite Week" focussed on meteorological data and applications from sensors on board of polar satellites. This event had the participation of presenters coming from Europe, US and Brazil and covered atmospheric topics such as clouds, precipitation, wind, trace gases and vertical profiles, and addressed also land surface and ocean applications.
CM SAF Week 2012
The Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring (CM SAF) provides high-quality, satellite-based data sets for use in climate monitoring and analysis. The CM SAF Event Week took place from 25 – 29 June 2012 in collaboration with EUMETSAT and EUMeTrain. This is an online training for those already using or interested in using the CM SAF products.
Cyclone Week 2012
From 4 to 6 June 2012 EUMeTrain organised with its partners an event week on Cyclones with a pallet of lectures from presenters from different regions in Europe. You are invited to take note of the program and register to join as a listener in this Event Week.
LSA SAF Week 2011
From 21 to 25 November 2011, the SAF for Land Surface Applications (LSA SAF) presented itself by organising an event week in which they explained the applications, the validation and the access of the various products they develop.
Ocean and Sea Week 2011
From 31 October to 3 November 2011 an event week on Ocean and Sea was organised. The event week served as an exchange on the experience for the forecasting on shiproutes, but also advocate the benfits that the use of ASCAT data (MetOp) as well as the altimetry data povided by Jason-2 have to the operational forcaster.
* You can see more about some older Event Weeks in Resources.