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.

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 measurements 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.

Pre-requisites 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 2 weeks before the course. Further updates will be provided to the course participants.

Dates and Location

16 – 20 November 2020

Morning session 10h00-12h30 / Afternoon session 14h00-16h30 pm CET

Information on access to the sessions will be provided to participants with all course material

Programme and Lecturers

Preliminary Programme

Lecturers and Instructors


Language, Fees, Grants

The official language of the workshop is English. No participation fees will be charged.

Deadlines and contacts

Application closes20 October, 2020
Notification of acceptance and grant decision to participants31 October, 2020
Registration to the event closes5 November, 2020
On-line phase and final program on-line16 November, 2020

Contact EUMETSAT and ESA training teams for any additional enquiry