25 to 29 April and 4 to 8 May 2015, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
EUMETSAT, together with representatives of the Land SAF, VITO and the South American Group of EUMETCast operators, will be at the XVII SBSR symposium in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, 25–29 April. Visitors to our stand can find out how to use satellite imagery for hydrological and meteorological projects and how to set up Meteosat receiving stations. Around 1,500 scientists, meteorologists and other professionals are expected to attend a variety of sessions, including one on the future satellite systems GOES-R, Meteosat Third Generation and EPS-SG.
The following week, at INPE, EUMETSAT, in cooperation with CPTEC, will organise a training course for participants from countries in South America and Africa. The objective is to present physical concepts and applications of satellites in nowcasting and to the surface analysis of radiation applied to the meteorological remote sensing, and show the EUMETSAT programmes. The course also includes the presentation of modules developed by regional partners, describing local atmospheric events — a project coordinated by EUMETSAT, involving meteorologists in South America, South Africa, Australia and Indonesia. More than 50% of the course will be based on hands-on exercises. It includes a remote session on the Land SAF by Carla Barroso in Lisbon