5th ESA/EUMETSAT/ECMWF Joint School on Atmospheric Composition

The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) are organising the fifth joint training course on Atmospheric Composition in September 2023.

Specific goals
The school will introduce the participants to state-of-the-art remote sensing and in-situ measurement techniques for atmospheric composition monitoring in a global context. Key course topics include combining different ground based approaches for the validation of satellite retrievals in different scenarios, underlying how high quality satellite retrievals can improve the reliability of global atmospheric model simulations. Additional aims include fostering collaboration amongst participants and encouraging the development of individual and team projects using the data, resources and methodologies presented.

Target audience
The school is of interest for PhD students, early-career scientists, researchers from academia and research institutes, young scientists from industry, and anyone interested in atmospheric composition monitoring and modeling.
Onsite school is limited to 30 participants. Students from ESA, EUMETSAT and ECMWF member states are given preference. Students from all other countries are also welcome to apply, subject to availability of space. Webinars prior to the practicals will be accessible to all.

Format
The school is taking place partially online with 3 days of preparation lectures (the week before the physical meeting) and 4.5 days of physical meeting in Innsbruck, Austria.

The school will consist of the following components:

Online preparation
– pre-recorded lectures with keynote speakers,
– question & answer session.

On-site training
– open discussions,
– step-by-step interactive data discovery,
– instructor- lead software demonstration,
team projects design and development.

Post-training presentation
follow-up webinar for participants to present their projects.

Main topics of the school

  • Principles of atmospheric chemistry/dynamics and relevance on climate;
  • Observational principles of remote sensing and in-situ;
  • Principles of calibration and validation of satellite instruments;
  • On-ground instrument laboratory work;
  • Principles of air quality model/forecast validation using ground based observations;
  • Review of key scientific results and open questions.

More information can be found on the school page.

Deadlines and contacts

In order to apply to this training course, please log in to the ESA ConfTool platform and fill in all the fields of the application form at this link.
All the applications are subject to a review process by the Organising Committee of the course. The notifications of acceptance will be sent in May 2023.
Applications are no longer possible (deadline 28 April 2023).

For information and inquiries, please contact eotraining@esa.int

Fourth Joint ECMWF/ESA/EUMETSAT School on Atmospheric Composition 28 Sept – 6 Oct 2022

The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) are organising a fourth joint training course on Atmospheric Composition

Dates and links to join

  • 28 – 30 September: Lectures (open to all interested participants)

    Join us on Zoom, click on the dates here below to register, it will take less than a minute:

    >> 28  & 29 September at 10:00 CEST

    Lecturers: C. Clerbaux, LATMOS-CNRS; M. Doutriaux-Boucher, EUMETSAT; F. Fierli, EUMETSAT; P. Levelt, NCAR; C. Retscher, ESA; T. Shepherd, University of Reading; A.M. Sundstroem, FMI.

    >> 30 September at 10:00 CEST

    Lecturers: A. Inness, ECMWF; J. Marshall, DLR; M. Parrington, ECMWF.

    For a full overview of the three days of lectures, you can download the Program of the School.

    The lectures will be recorded and made available on this webpage.

    For questions and interactions, we will be using Slido, join the discussion with the code #jointschool22.
  • 4 – 6 October: Hands-on sessions (restricted to selected participants) Links to join the sessions and more information on the program will be shared with the group of selected attendees.

This event continues the series of joint schools on atmospheric composition organised since 2019.

Presentations and recordings

28 September 

Recordings of the first day of lectures: 
1. Morning sessions.  2. Afternoon sessions.

29 September

Recording of the second day of lectures.

30 September

2022 Fourth Joint School – Description

Specific goals
The school will present the state-of-the-art in atmospheric composition monitoring and modelling with a focus on chemistry and climate. It aims to provide an end-to-end overview of observations, remote sensing, modelling and science questions enhancing the capacity to access and analyse state-of-the-art datasets. The course also aims to foster collaboration amongst participants and encourage the development of individual and team projects using the data, resources and methodologies presented.

Target audience
The school is of interest for early-career scientists, researchers from academia and research institutes, young scientists from industry, and anyone interested in atmospheric composition monitoring and modeling.

Format The school is taking place entirely online with 3 days of lectures and 3 days practical session distributed over two weeks. The school will consist of the following components: – webinars with keynote speakers, – open discussions, – step-by-step interactive data discovery, – team projects design and development.

Main topics of the school:

  • Principles of atmospheric chemistry/dynamics and relevance on climate.
  • Observational principles of remote sensing and in-situ.
  • Principles of global and regional models, analysis and reanalysis.
  • Review on key scientific results and open questions.

Lecturers and speakers

C. Clerbaux, LATMOS-CNRS
M. Doutriaux-Boucher, EUMETSAT
A. Inness, ECMWF
P. Levelt, NCAR

J. Marshall, DLR
T. Shepherd, University of Reading
A.M. Sundstroem,  FMI                                                    
F. Fierli, EUMETSAT * M. Parrington, ECMWF* C. Retscher, ESA* C. Stewart, ECMWF* J. Wagemann, EUMETSAT*  
 Support: D. Gasbarra, ESA R. Ullucci, EUMETSAT  
List of confirmed speakers
* Organising committee
 

Deadlines and contacts

** UPDATE **

Applications closed on 3rd Sept. The selection process is ongoing, candidates will be notified soon on their participation in the practical sessions (4-6 Oct.). In the meantime we are looking forward to meeting you all at the lectures (28 -30 Sept.). This first part of the school is open to all interested participants.

How to apply

Please fill in and submit the application form for the practical session (4-6 Oct) on the EUMETSAT training platform by 3 September 2022. 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.

Contact EUMETSAT training team for any additional enquiry

 

Third Joint ECMWF/ESA/EUMETSAT Training in Atmospheric Composition 6-17 December 2021

The course

The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) are organising a third joint training course on Atmospheric Composition from 6 to 17 December 2021.

This event follows the second joint school. Continue reading “Third Joint ECMWF/ESA/EUMETSAT Training in Atmospheric Composition 6-17 December 2021”

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.

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