Centres of Excellence

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

VLab links between Centres of Excellence (represented by their national flag) and their supporting satellite operators (highlighted in yellow). Status: November 2012.

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,
Country
Sponsoring
Satellite
Operator/Agency
RA I Kenya Nairobi,
Kenya
EUMETSAT
RA I Morocco Casablanca, Morocco EUMETSAT
RA I Niger Niamey,
Niger
EUMETSAT
RA I South Africa Pretoria,
South Africa
EUMETSAT
RA II China Nanjing & Beijing,
China
CMA
RA II Oman Muscat,
Oman
EUMETSAT
RA II Republic of Korea Gwanghyewon, Rep. Korea KMA
RA IV Costa Rica San Jose,
Costa Rica
NOAA/NESDIS
RA III Argentina Buenos Aires and Cordoba,
Argentina
NOAA/NESDIS
CONAE
RA III Brazil Cachoeira Paulista,
Brazil
NOAA/NESDIS
INPE/CPTEC
RA IV Barbados Bridgetown,
Barbado
NOAA/NESDIS
RA V Australia Melbourne,
Australia
JMA
RA VI Russian Federation Moscow & Saint Petersburg,
Russian Federation
ROSHYDROMET