Dirección Meteorológica de Chile is hosting a virtual satellite workshop in Spanish for participants from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) South America Region III in November 2021. The two week training will be November 8-10 and November 15-17, 2021. The workshop will include an overview of GOES-R and JPSS satellite capabilities and how to access data to address forecasting challenges and improve data driven decision making to advance WMO and the AmeriGEO Societal Benefit Areas (Water, Disasters, Health, etc.). This is a Spanish language only event with no simultaneous interpretation available.
Forecasters, researchers, and students are all encouraged to participate. Please note there will be two types of participation:
Full time participants will attend through an interactive webinar, responding online to questions and submitting homework. Space is limited to 100 attendees and participants are eligible for a certificate. (Registration closed)
All others can participate through a Live Streaming platform giving them the ability to observe real-time and ask questions during the sessions. Space is unlimited and participants are not eligible for a certificate. (Please register to show your interest)
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
Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have a working knowledge of the GOES-R Series and JPSS key instruments and develop competency in using the data and products for weather forecasting, prediction, monitoring and/or research. A certificate will be provided to participants who apply for that option in advance and complete the course successfully.