EUMETSAT has contracted the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL) for a period of three years. The ESSL will train forecasters in Member States’ National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) on the use of products from EUMETSAT next-generation MTG and EPS-SG missions for severe convective storm analysis.
The aim is to train in total about 10–15% of the operational meteorological workforce in European weather services, or about 200–300 forecasters.
While EUMETSAT has been a member of ESSL since 2008, this contract forms the first formal relationship and is intended to pave the way for longer-term collaborations in support of the European meteorological community.
Convection Working Group meeting was held online 6-8 April, 2021, organized by OMSZ and EUMETSAT. The final minutes of the meeting are now available below.
The themes for the meeting included:
– New imager channels and products;
– Data visualisation for the new generation satellites;
– Satellite vertical profiles;
– Lightning observations from space;
– Research – Operations conversations;
– Multi-sensor and integrated approaches.
CWG 2021 Final MInutes
CWG held its meeting online 6-8 April 2021. Convection experts and operational users gathered together for three days to exchange on latest convection research and applications in meteorology.
The presentations are now available on CWG website.
The meeting minutes are available.
We thank all the presenters and participants for fruitful discussions and lively exchange of ideas.
Convection Working Group will host two online sessions on 21 April 2020.
Tentative Schedule for Live Presentations
Session 1 : Tuesday 21 April 08:00-09:00 UTC
Session 2: Tuesday 21 April 14:00-15:00 UTC
Convection Working Group splinter meeting was held during ECSS Conference in Cracow, Poland, 4-8 November. The splinter meeting took place on Thursday 7 November 15:00-16:00 at room Attic.
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The Final Meeting Minutes
Convection Working Group held its splinter meeting during EUMETSAT Conference in September 2018.
The meeting summary notes are attached here.
CWG splinter meeting EUMETSAT conference 18 Sep 2018 Minutes
The final minutes of the Convection Working Group workshop in Ljubljana, 17-19 April 2018, are provided here (PDF file):
Final Minutes of the CWG 2018 Workshop
Presentations of the CWG workshop in Ljubljana (17 – 19 April 2018) were recently uploaded to the CWG webpage and are now available in chronological order of the workshop programme here.
Next Convection Working Group meeting will be from 17- 19 April 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, organized by ARSO and EUMETSAT. Further details were sent to the CWG mailing list.
Draft agenda (PDF, as of 12 April 2018)
Discover the papers that were recently added to the “New relevant papers” section of our CWG documentation.