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2nd Announcement: course on Weather Radar Applications in Nowcasting for Weather Forecasters

Eumetcal is pleased to announce that registration for the course Weather Radar Applications in Nowcasting for Weather Forecasters is open. The course has been developed by experts of several European and overseas institutions (DWD, DLR, DHMZ, RNMA, ABoM, EC and ZAMG) and continues the successful series of courses in radar meteorology.

Please find below detailed information about the course content and objectives, along with link for registration. For a full description of the course content please download the attached PDF file.

Objectives

- Improve the ability of the forecaster to diagnose relevant weather phenomena using weather radar products
- Improve the ability of the forecaster to correctly interpret radar images
- Increase awareness on the potential of modern weather radars in the forecasting process

Target Audience
Duty forecasters working at meteorological and hydrological services

Prerequisites
- Some previous knowledge in operational weather forecasting, especially the use of radar products in forecasting and synoptic meteorology
- Strong motivation for personal development and/or interest in weather radar application
- Good skills in the English language

Duration
- 8 weeks distance, 5 days in person with independents exercises.
- Total equivalent about 70 hours of training

Dates
- Distance phase: 08 April - 27 May 2015 (8 weeks, 11 + 19 hours)
- Classroom phase: 08 - 12 June 2015 (5 days, 36 hours)

Attendance modalities

Students are divided in into two different levels:

- FULL student (attends BOTH distance and residence phase)
- ONLINE student (attends the distance phase ONLY)

The following rule is observed: a maximum of TWO online students from each applying organization are allowed, under the mandatory condition that at least one full student is accepted from the same organization.

Tuition fee
- 500 EUR - for each full student (the tuition fee cannot be refunded, once paid to DWD account)
- No fee required for online student

Applications

- Deadline: 15 January 2015
- Notifications about the results of the selection process: done 20 January 2015

mise jour Wednesday 4 May 2016