4 – 8 December 2017 / Casablanca, Morrocco
A new type of marine meteorology training event took place in Morocco from 4-8 December 2017. It was the first time that trainers from DMN and MétéoFrance, supported by EUMETSAT, joined forces to train a community of participants from western Africa. The event was attended by 16 participants.
The focus of the training course were altimeter and scatterometer measurements of the sea surface, as those collected by ASCAT on wind direction and speed. Sea surface temperature and ocean colour are key variable where satellites play an essential role in producing.
The language of the course was French, as training in languages other than the native or second native are usually inefficient, as the sharing of knowledge can be limited and satisfaction rates are often poor.