The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) are organising a second joint training course on Atmospheric Composition with a focus on air quality and data interoperability.
The school will be fully on-line with lectures, debates and practical sessions. We aim at fully involving participants in an interactive way.
This event follows the first joint school.
How to apply
Please fill in and submit the application form on the EUMETSAT training platform .
In case you do not have an account on the platform, please follow the instructions shown in the course description to create one. You must register and log in to your personal account in order to send your application.
- Present the state-of-the-art in air quality monitoring and modelling,
- Provide an overview of the different observations, tools and applications,
- 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.
Attendance is limited to 30 participants to ensure a fully interactive course.
Early career scientists, service providers and application developers 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 welcome, while acceptance is subject to space availability.
All the activities of the course are live:
- webinars with keynote speakers,
- open discussions,
- step-by-step interactive data discovery,
- team projects design and development.
- Air quality observations from satellites and in-situ platforms;
- atmospheric modelling;
- data assimilation;
- comparison and combined use of satellite data;
- software and programming targeted on air quality applications.
Prerequisites and preparation phase
No specific prerequisites are requested on coding.
Participants 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, pre-activities, data access and tools will be available two weeks before the course. Further updates will be provided to the course participants in due time.
16 – 20 November 2020
Morning session: 10h00-12h45 CET
Afternoon session: 14h00-16h30 CET
Information and links to access the online sessions will be provided to selected participants together with all the course material.
Programme and Lecturers
Lecturers and Instructors
| F. Fierli, EUMETSAT|
C. Retscher, ESA
M. Parrington, ECMWF
|R. Munro, EUMETSAT |
C. Zehner, ESA
|H. Eskes, KNMI |
A. Richter, Uni Bremen
|V.-H. Peuch, ECMWF|
A. Voulgarakis, Imperial College London –
Univ. of Crete
|A. Inness, ECMWF |
J. Barre, ECMWF
|C. Clerbaux, LATMOS-CNRS |
A.M. Sundstroem, FMI
|M. Van Roozendael, BIRA-IASB |
A. Cede, LUFTBLICK
|A. Colette, INERIS |
H. Petetin, BSC
|J. Wagemann, EUMETSAT / MEEO |
S. Niemeijer, S&T
M. Razinger, ECMWF
Language and fees
The official language of the workshop is English.
There are no participation fees.
Deadlines and contacts
|Applications will be possible until||24 October, 2020|