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Announcement for EUMETSAT / CM SAF Training Workshop 2011

The Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring (CM-SAF) and EUMETSAT have the pleasure to announce the EUMETSAT / CM SAF Training Workshop on “The Use of Satellite Data for Climate Applications” in Langen, Germany.

  • Objective

The mandate of CM SAF ( is to provide high-quality, satellite-based data sets for use in climate monitoring and analysis. The current suite of available data covers the main components of the atmospheric energy and water cycle.
The key objective of the CM SAF Training Workshop is to instruct active and potential users of satellite data for climate applications from meteorological services and research institutions in the use of CM-SAF products for operational climate monitoring and climate research.

  • Workshop Setup

The 5-day workshop will include lectures, exercises and working group discussions. Focus will be given to practical classes using CM SAF data based on the free software tools ‘cdo’ and ‘R’ (see for further information). It is foreseen that the participants will have the opportunity during the workshop to explore the use of CM SAF data within their daily work. The number of participants is limited to 20.

  • Participants

The target group for participation are climatologists at all levels of experience in using satellite data for climate applications. A profound knowledge of the English language is mandatory for participation. It is assumed that the participants have experience with climatological data applications, potentially using satellite data, and will further specialise in this field.

  • Application

To apply for this workshop please use the online form at:


The deadline for application is Friday, 29 April 2011. Unfortunately, applications submitted after this date cannot be accepted.

  • Selection process

As the number of participants is limited, there will be an online-test prior to the workshop. The online-test will be available from 16 to 20 May 2011. The selected participants will be informed about their acceptance no later than Friday, 3 June 2011. Workshop participation is free; some funding is available to support participants’ travel, food and accommodation, upon request.

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