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

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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.

  • Full Announcement
  • Draft Agenda
  • Registration is required. Because of the virtual nature of the training, there will be a pre-orientaon training session to confirm parcipation, data access, and provide the attendees with case studies and materials ahead of time. Please note that space will be limited and if the number of people registered exceeds the capacity of the webinar, we may implement a selection process to ensure that all South American countries are represented. There is no registraon fee for the workshop.

    The deadline to register for the workshop is 23 October 2020.

    << Register Here >>

    If you have any additional questions, please contact AJ DeGarmo (albert.degarmo@noaa.gov) or Sherrie Morris (sherrie.morris@noaa.gov).

    *A parallel workshop will be held for WMO RA-IV in October 2020. More information can be found here:

  • WMO RA-IV Costa Rica Virtual Training on Satellite Applications

  • 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 colostate.edu
    jose.galvez AT noaa.gov
    jcedeno AT espol.edu.ec
    sherrie.morris AT noaa.gov