Second Joint ESA/EUMETSAT/ECMWF Online Training Course on Atmospheric Composition – 16-20 November 2020

The course

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.

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Have a look at the full program of the school.
Browse the morning lectures you would like to follow on the EUMETSAT Youtube channel.

Attendance in the school is limited to selected participants only, while all morning lectures will be live streamed on Youtube.

Specific Goals

  • 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.

Target Audience

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.

Course format

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.

Course themes

  • 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.

Course schedule

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

Program of the joint online training course

Lecturers and Instructors

 F. Fierli, EUMETSAT
C. Retscher, ESA
M. Parrington, ECMWF
 P. Laj, Université-Grenoble-Alpes
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. 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

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.

Applications will be possible until 24 October, 2020

Contact EUMETSAT and ESA training teams for any additional enquiry