The WMO/NOAA VLab Train the Trainer workshop on “Satellite Data Usage: Access through GEONETCast Americas, Display, Interpretation, and Usage in Training” will be held 15-16 July 2017 and will focus on hands-on activities. The participant/trainer will develop a short case example for their region of interest using imagery and products from GOES-16 and SNPP that can or will be accessible through GEONETCast Americas and displayed with freely available software. This is “flipped” training (See flipped classroom if you are unfamiliar with this concept https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipped_classroom).
We recommend that the trainer attending the workshop have a minimum of 3 years experience in satellite image interpretation. The first hands-on exercise is now available at http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/rmtc/mcv_exercises.asp. Please check this new link regularly for other exercises.
We will review aspects of the existing training associated with the Satellite Foundation Course for GOES-R/16 SatFC-G:
Note that a similar satellite foundation course is under development for JPSS (SatFC-J)
During the course, the participant/trainer will develop a short case example for their region of interest. The following aspects will be highlighted:
1) applicable basic radiation principles and the use of different channels and channel combinations to highlight features of interest
2) use of freely available software to read in digital data and produce imagery and products
3) examples using geostationary and low earth orbiting satellite sensors (GOES-16 and SNPP)
4) use of freely available digital tools to produce the example for the web
5) explanatory text in “native” language