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CM SAF: Training Workshop 2013

Announcement for 2013 EUMETSAT / CM SAF Training Workshop

The Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring (CM SAF), FMI and EUMETSAT have the
pleasure to draw your attention to the EUMETSAT / CM SAF Training Workshop on
“The Use of Satellite Data for Climate Applications in high latitudes” in Helsinki, Finland.

Date: 07 – 11 October 2013
Location: Finnish Meteorological Institute,
Helsinki, Finland

group pictureParticipants CM SAF / Training Workshop 2013

The mandate of CM SAF ( is to provide high-quality, satellite-based data 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 2013 CM SAF
Training Workshop is to instruct active and potential users of satellite data for climate applications in
the use of CM SAF products for operational climate monitoring and climate research focussing on
applications in high latitudes.

Workshop Setup
Online material and online lectures will be provided prior to the workshop. 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 free software tools (climate data operators (cdo) and R, see for further information). During the workshop the participants will have
the opportunity to explore the use of CM SAF data in their daily work. The focus of the workshop
will be on CM SAF data for application in high latitudes. Participants are encouraged to bring their
own laptops.

The target group for participation are climatologists at all levels of experience in using satellite data
for climate applications. An advanced knowledge of the English language (corresponding to CEFR
C1) is mandatory for participation. It is assumed that the participants have experience with
applications of climatological data, potentially using satellite data, and will further specialise in this

To apply for this workshop please use the online form at:
The deadline for application is Friday, 14 June 2013. Unfortunately, applications submitted after
this date cannot be accepted.

Selection process
The number of participants is limited to 20. The selected participants will be informed about their
acceptance no later than Monday, 1 July 2013. EUMETSAT will provide financial support to a
limited number of participants.

All participants are strongly advised to take out personal travel and medical insurance. EUMETSAT
or FMI will accept no responsibility for any incident during the course.

For further information, please contact or visit

The announcement of the workshop and further information can be accessed



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