New ESSL–EUMETSAT partnership on using next-generation satellite data in severe convective storm forecasting

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.

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CWG meeting online 6-8 April 2021

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.

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CWG 2021 Final MInutes

Convection Working Group Online sessions April 2020

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