Education, Training and Outreach
College, Graduate and Career Development
Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training. The primary mission of VISIT is to accelerate the transfer of research results based on atmospheric remote sensing data into National Weather Service (NWS) operations. This transfer is accomplished through the education of NWS forecasters on the latest techniques to integrate remote sensing data, especially from satellite and radar.
Satellite Hydrology and Meteorology. SHyMet courses continue to be developed to pull together existing, new, and updated satellite training materials into coherent learning paths. The courses cover basic principles of satellite imaging and sounding, channels and products, identification of atmospheric and surface phenomena, and the integration of meteorological analysis with satellite observations and products into the weather forecasting and warning process. They also include advanced and specialized topics.
CIRA Virtual Laboratory. The United States is a member of the World Meteorological Organization. An important goal of the WMO Space Programme is to promote the capacity of WMO Members to make wide and meaningful use of satellite data and products, with particular attention being paid to the needs of less advanced countries. A key component of the Strategy for Education and Training in Satellite Meteorology as adopted by the Executive Council, is the concept of the Virtual Laboratory (VLab) and the network of Regional Meteorological Training Centers of Excellence (RMTCoE).