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WMO RA-III Ecuador Virtual Training on Satellite Applications
November 2020

{versión español}

Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) and the Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (INAMHI) in Ecuador are hosting a virtual satellite workshop in Spanish for participants from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) South America Region III in November 2020. The training will be on Tuesday, November 10th, Thursday 12th, and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday November 17, 18 and 19. The workshop will cover both GOES-R and JPSS satellite capabilities and data access to support AmeriGEO Societal Benefit Areas (SBA’s) and the WMO’s Region III forecast challenges. This is a Spanish language only event with no simultaneous interpretation available.

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  • There is no registration fee for the workshop and registration will open mid-September. Please note that space will be limited. Forecasters, researchers, and students are encouraged to participate. To receive notice when the registration is open, please add your contact information to the Google form:

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    If you have any additional questions, please contact AJ DeGarmo ( or Sherrie Morris (

    It is strongly recommended that participants complete the following online modules in advance to prepare for the workshop:

  • GOES-R Satellites Orientation Course (Curso de orientación sobre los satélites GOES-R)
  • *Please note it is required to register in COMET for some of the modules.
    Only three modules are suggested. The Spanish titles of these modules are:
    - GOES-R: beneficios de la observación ambiental de próxima generación
    - El ABI del GOES-R: la próxima generación de imágenes satelitales
    - El GLM del GOES-R: introducción al sensor de rayos geoestacionario
  • Suomi NPP: A New Generation of Environmental Monitoring Satellites (Suomi NPP: Una nueva generación de satélites de observación ambiental)

  • Satellite Foundation Course for JPSS (Curso básico de satélites para el JPSS)
  • Only four modules are suggested. The Spanish titles of these modules are:
    - Introducción a la teledetección por microondas
    - Bandas de absorción del oxígeno y del vapor de agua
    - Emisividad superficial de microondas
    - Influencia de las nubes y la precipitación

    By the end of the workshop, participants will have a general working knowledge of the GOES-R Series and JPSS key instruments as well as develop competency in working with the data and products for weather forecasting, prediction, monitoring or research through hands-on exercises and case studies. A certificate of participation will be provided to participants actively engaged in all sessions.

    Problems or questions? Contact:
    bernie.connell AT
    jose.galvez AT
    sherrie.morris AT