EUMETSAT support for precipitation monitoring [email protected] Slide: 1

EUMETSAT support for precipitation monitoring Jose.Prieto@eumetsat.int Slide: 1

EUMETSAT support for precipitation monitoring [email protected] Slide: 1 SAF centres and objectives 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 7 8 4

2 5 Slide: 2 1 3 8 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 SAF centres and objectives Member State Cooperating State 1 2 Ocean and Sea Ice

3 Climate Monitoring 4 Numerical Weather Prediction 5 Land Surface Analysis 6 Ozone and Atmospheric Chemistry Monitoring 7 8

Objectives of the SAF Network Support to Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting Improve the ability of EUMETSATs Member States to exploit satellite data; Encourage the utilisation of existing skills and infrastructure in Member States and Cooperating States; Facilitate cost-effective exploitation by ensuring that services are distributed in the most appropriate way;

Foster development of cooperation with non-Member States and other organisations. 6 GRAS Meteorology 7 Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management 4 SAF Consortium Member 2 3 Additional Met Service Users 5

Slide: 3 1 8 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 Hydrology SAF SAF on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management Host institute: Italian Meteorological Service (USAM), involving Member States and Cooperating States SAF products focuses on precipitation soil moisture

snow parameters utilisation of these parameters in hydrological models and NWP The H-SAF started Development Phase in September 2005 Slide: 4 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 Eight SAFs Satellite Application Facility providing products and services to users on an operational basis with a long-term perspective specialised on topics and themes located at Weather Services in EUMETSAT Member and Co-operating States developed and operated by consortium of partners part of the EUMETSAT application ground

segment complement production of standard meteorological products at EUMETSAT central facility Slide: 5 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 Status SAF Project 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SAF in support to

Nowcasting & Very Short Range Forecasting SAF on Ocean and Sea Ice SAF on Ozone and Atmospheric Chemistry Monitoring SAF on Numerical Weather Prediction SAF on Climate Monitoring SAF on GRAS Meteorology SAF on Land Surface Analysis H-SAF Development Phase Slide: 6 Initial Operations Phase (until February 2007)

EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 SAF Continuous Development and Operations Phase, Slice 1 (2007-2012) 2012 CDOP-2 SAF Network after 2012: 5 years of CDOP-2 foreseen within the MTG budget strategy under definition SAFs started planning for 2012-2017 to include MTG products Integration with other initiatives: Eumetcal, GMES, WMO SCOPE-CM, GHRSST, GODAE Slide: 7

EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 MTG Phase A 3-axis platforms Imaging Satellites (MTG-I) The Flexible Combined Imager (FCI) The Lightning Imager (LI) The Data Collection System (DCS) and Search and Rescue (GEOSAR) Sounding Satellites (MTG-S) The Infrared Sounder (IRS) The Ultra-violet, Visible and Near Infrared Sounder (UVN). UVN is provided as GMES Sentinel 4 Instruments Slide: 8 SAF Network Overview and Status June 2009 Interaction with Users: Services provided to users Documents

User User Manuals Manuals Validation Validation Reports Reports Near-Real-Time Products EUMETCast For each pixel do derive data done end SAF Software and off-line products

Internet (FTP, Web) User service (training) Slide: 9 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 User Interaction with Users: Feedback provided to SAFs For each pixel do derive data done end

User SAF User Helpdesk Workshops Beta user programme Slide: 10 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 Observation Portal Slide: 11 SAF Network Overview and Status June 2009 Observation Portal

Slide: 12 SAF Network Overview and Status June 2009 Precipitation products in EUMETCast Slide: 13 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 Training on societal benefit areas of applications EXAMPLE: LAND Brasilia, Course on Land applications of Satellites. Dec 2008 Sofia, Drought and fires. Sep 2009 Maputto, Use of satellite products to monitor the soil. Nov 2009 Yearly course in English or French on land use, starting 2010

Biennial workshop on Drought and Fire applications, 2011, Turkey Slide: 14 SAF Network Overview and Status June 2009 Training topic: Precipitation Proposed training event 11-15 October 2010 Audience: Eastern Europe and African hydrologists from NMHS Embedded in the IPWG workshop Afternoon modular training sessions Moodle infrastructure available for communication and repository Saba-Centra on-line lectures invited Slide: 15 H-SAF implication as lecturers, planners, training module providers EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009

Training topic: Precipitation (EC) Marie Curie Initial Training Network programme On satellite precipitation estimation and water resources. Twice: 2011-2012 Keynote speakers required Workshops for academic/industry/users H-SAF implication as lecturers ? Slide: 16 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 Blended courses

Slide: 17 Mixture of distance and classroom phases Covering a period of two to three months Based on communication tools Centra Saba: on-line presentations Moodle: tidy repository of materials and training activities and discussions (forum, chat, quiz, glossary, exercise, documents) EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 and EUMeTrain EUMETCAL is the EUMETNET training project

EUMETCAL is the European Virtual Organisation for Meteorological Training with focus on courses http://www.eumetcal.org/ EUMeTrain is a EUMETSAT project, similar to a SAF for training EUMeTrain produces training material and delivers training on satellite meteorology (outsourcing) http://www.zamg.ac.at/eumetrain/

Topical weeks: Convection, Mediterranean, Fog, Dust (March 2010), Precipitation ?? Slide: 18 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 Blended courses Moodle web page for the 2009 Satellite Meteorology course Examples in training.eumetsat.int Slide: 19 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 Blended courses

Centra screen-shot Centra is the on-line session manager Participants click on their home towns (or on quiz image features) Slide: 20 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 Blended courses Slide: 21 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 Web training Pages Home What We do Training Distance Learning

Slide: 22 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009 THANK YOU! Slide: 23 EUMETSAT in support of precipitation monitoring, December 2009

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