1st MTG Training course

1st MTG Training course

23 to 27 September 2019 / Darmstadt, Germany

The first MTG training workshop for EUMETSAT Member States, plus users from Algeria and Morocco, was held in September 2019. The training covered the MTG mission in general, but also focused on major application areas and weather forecasting/nowcasting.

The spectrum of experience of the 20 participants was very broad, ranging from novice to senior personnel at NMHSs, from developers to trainers. Proxy data from all four MTG instruments were represented, namely the Flexible Combined Imager (FCI), the Lightning Imager (LI), the Infrared Sounder (IRS) and the Ultraviolet Sounder (UVN).

The participants had the opportunity to explore proxy MTG data and visualise it, using McIDAS-V, SIFT and Jupyter Notebook laboratory assignments; engage in facilitated discussions, and see expert demonstrations.

On the last day, discussions focused on user preparedness for MTG and the future of MTG training.