The Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration training (VISIT) is a joint effort involving NOAA-NESDIS Cooperative Institutes, the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS), and the National Weather Service (NWS). The primary mission of VISIT is to accelerate the transfer of research results based on atmospheric remote sensing data into NWS operations using distance education techniques.
The Satellite Hydrology and Meteorology (SHyMet) courses have and continue to be developed to pull together existing, new, and updated satellite training materials into structured courses. The courses cover basic principles of satellite imaging and sounding, channels and products, identification of atmospheric and surface phenomena, and the integration of meteorological analysis with satellite observations and products into the weather forecasting and warning process. They also include advanced topics on identification of atmospheric and surface phenomena with associated case examples.