Training course: EUMETSAT/ECMWF NWP-SAF satellite data assimilation

ECMWF | Reading | 11-15 March 2024

This 5-day course is sponsored by EUMETSAT and is open to anybody with a suitable background as either a student or scientist working in data assimilation.

This course provides a complete overview of the usage of meteorological satellite observations in operational numerical weather prediction (NWP). It includes a series of lectures and practical sessions covering a range of topics – from fundamental theoretical concepts through to detailed practical implementations in modern state-of-the-art data assimilation systems.


Participants should have a good meteorological and mathematical background, and are expected to be familiar with the contents of standard meteorological and mathematical textbooks.

Introductory material not covered by the course can be found in our lecture note series.

Some practical experience in numerical weather prediction is an advantage.

All lectures will be given in English.

11 March 2024 (09:30) - 15 March 2024 (16:15)

Location: Reading (UK)

Course format: In-person only

Registration closes Monday, 18 December 2023.

Course code: NWP-SAF

There is no course fee for this training course.