The first Advanced SEEMET course was organized in Ljubljana in 2016. This year the first basic satellite course was scheduled and delivered from 8 to 12 May, in Bar, Montenegro. The course was organised by SEEMET (South Eastern European Meteorological Training) community, hosted by Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology of Montenegro (IHMS), and supported by EUMETSAT, EUMeTrain and Eumetcal.
The aim of the course was training the forecasters from the region to use the basic satellite products that they have in their offices more efficiently.
During the course, participants were introduced to basics of satellite technology, the ways of receiving and processing satellite data, physical aspects of satellite measurements, single satellite channels, and RGB composites. After every morning lecture, practical group work was organised, where the students had to analyse the satellite imagery, answer the teachers’ question and make a short presentation about the case they had.
The course was evaluated as successful according to the course evaluation questionnaire located on the Moodle platform and many participants were interested in similar courses in future.