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ECMWF has an extensive education and training programme to assist Member States and Co-operating States in the training of scientists in numerical weather forecasting, and in making use of the ECMWF forecast products.


The objective of the meteorological courses is to assist Member States in advanced training in the field of numerical weather forecasting and in the use of ECMWF products. 

Our advanced training courses in numerical weather prediction (NWP) will give participants an understanding of the underpinning science as well as current research developments. These courses are aimed at scientists working with NWP systems.

Course title Course dates
Data assimilation 12-16 March 2018
EUMETSAT/ECMWF NWP-SAF satellite data assimilation* 19-23 March 2018
Advanced numerical methods for earth system modelling 16-20 April 2018

Parametrization of subgrid physical processes

23-27 April 2018
Predictability and ensemble forecast systems 30 Apr - 4 May 2018

* The EUMETSAT/ECMWF NWP-SAF Satellite data assimilation is open to all and has no course fee.

The "Use and interpretation of ECMWF products" courses focus on the operational aspects of the ECMWF forecasting system. Their aim is to increase the participant's ability to examine and assess ECMWF output products. It is directed towards those who are (or will be) using ECMWF products either directly as forecasting staff or in research and development work. It aims to help users get maximum benefit from the Centre's products.

Course title Course dates
Use and interpretation of ECMWF products
(for trainers and training champions)
29 Jan-2 Feb 2018
Use and interpretation of ECMWF products 5-9 Feb 2018
Use and interpretation of ECMWF products 1-3 Oct 2018

Software packages and applications

These courses provide a background on software packages and applications used in the operational production and visualisation of numerical weather predictions. The objective is to familiarise participants with the packages and applications.

Course title Course dates
ecCodes: GRIB 26 Feb-1 Mar 2018
ecCodes: BUFR 19-22 Feb 2018
Introduction to ECMWF job scheduler: ecFlow 22-26 Jan 2018

ECMWF training courses are freely available to Member States and Co-operating States (MS/CS).

Applicants from International Organisations and non-Member and Co-operating States of ECMWF (non-MS/CS) may apply to attend any of the training courses; for these applicants a course fee is payable. Applications must be accompanied by a statement to confirm which institution will be responsible for paying the fees.

Priority is given to Member and Co-operating State applications.



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