The Centres of Excellence (CoE) for training in Satellite Meteorology are sponsored by one or more Satellite Operator and/or Agency. Once completed, the whole network of CoEs will address training needs in all WMO Regions and WMO official working languages.
VLab members regularly organise training events and web meetings, and discuss training
activities and developments. Several Regional Focus Groups are being organised by the CoEs to widen the access to training events and training resources to other countries in their region.
To-date, 13 CoEs have been established, covering all six WMO Regions and the six official languages of WMO (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). The network of VLab CoEs involves WMO Regional Training Centres and universities as follows:
|WMO Region||Centre of Excellence||Place,
|RA I||Morocco||Casablanca, Morocco||EUMETSAT|
|RA I||South Africa||Pretoria,
|RA II||China||Nanjing & Beijing,
|RA II||Republic of Korea||Gwanghyewon, Rep. Korea||KMA|
|RA IV||Costa Rica||San Jose,
|RA III||Argentina||Buenos Aires and Cordoba,
|RA III||Brazil||Cachoeira Paulista,
|RA VI||Russian Federation||Moscow & Saint Petersburg,