First joint training course on Atmospheric Composition

The course

The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) are organising a first joint training course on Atmospheric Composition with a focus on air quality.

Specific Goals

Present the state of the art in air quality monitoring, the societal impact and needs
Enhance the capacity on data access and analysis of existing and new satellite data
products and monitoring services
Foster participants driven personal and team projects

Target Audience

Early career scientists and service providers in the area of atmospheric pollution data
analysis from member states of the EU and the hosting agencies including associated
countries. Applications from all other countries are also welcome, while acceptance is
subject to space availability.

Course format

Keynote lectures
Round table discussions
Practical sessions
Projects design, development and presentations
Poster sessions

Course themes

Effects of air quality on human health
Policy implications
Air quality measurements from satellites
Air quality measurements from non-satellite platforms
Data assimilation
Data quality, calibration and validation
New missions and new products
Software and programming targeted on air quality applications

Pre-requisites and preparation phase

No specific pre-requisites are requested
Students are advised to make themselves familiar with data in order to maximise the
learning success and to shape their short projects to be developed during the course.
For this an on-line phase will take place 2 weeks before the course. Furthes updates
will be provided to the course participants

Dates and Location

4 – 8 November 2019 @ Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania at Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Cluj-Napoca is the fourth town in Romania, one of main cultural, academic and economic centers with an unique historical heritage. Cluj-Napoca is served with a well-connected international airport and frequent train lines.

You can find information on local public transport and a list of close-by hotels.

Programme and Lecturers

Lecturers and Instructors

O. Tarasova, WMO N. Ajtai, U. Babeș-Bolyai M. v. Roozendael, BIRA-IASB
H. Eskes, KNMI A. Cede, Luftblick V.-H. Peuch, ECMWF – CAMS
R. Munro, EUMETSAT F. Fierli, EUMETSAT C. Zehner, ESA
C. Retscher, ESA S. Niemeijer, S&T M. Razinger, ECMWF
A.M. Sundstrom, FMI –
J. Wagemann, U. Marburg G. De Leeuw, FMI

Language, Fees, Grants

The official language of the workshop is English. No participation fees will be charged. Limited number of partial grants for travel support are available.

Deadlines and contacts

Application closes 9 September, 2019
Notification of acceptance and grant decision to participants 16 September, 2019
Registration to the event closes 15 October, 2019
On-line phase and final program on-line 16 October, 2019

Contact EUMETSAT and ESA training teams for any additional enquiry