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Welcome to the Virtual Laboratory for Satellite Training and Data Utilization

The Virtual Laboratory for Satellite Training and Data Utilization (VL) has been established to maximize the exploitation of satellite data across the globe. It is a collaborative effort joining the major operational satellite operators across the globe with WMO “centers of excellence” in satellite meteorology. Those “centers of excellence” serve as the satellite-focused training resource for WMO Members.

To access VL resources or different components of the VL click on the appropriate item below.

Virtual Lab Resources available from this site (CIRA)
PowerPoint LecturesWeb Based ProductsStand Alone Tutorials
Training ToolsSoftwareDigital Satellite Imagery
Live Training Events General Texts
Centers of Excellence resource sites and sponsors’ resource libraries
Centers of Excellence at five WMO Regional Meteorological Training Centers at San Jose, Costa Rica, Bridgetown, Barbados, Niamey, Niger, Nairobi, Kenya, and Nanjing, China and Australian Bureau of Meteorology Training Center (ABOMTC)
Resource libraries at CIRA, EUMETSAT, JMA, NSMC and WMO
Supporting Science Groups
International TOVS Working Group (ITWG)
International Winds Working Group (IWWG)
International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG)
Virtual Lab Sponsors