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Geo-KOMPSAT-2A Training and Resource
All documents including ATBD (Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents) of Level-2 products from GK-2A satellite are now being prepared and will be available after 2018. To meet the user’s needs and operational performance, user community composed of scientists, researchers and operational forecasters communicate with each other through monthly science meeting, seminars, or annual workshops. NMSC/KMA is also developing user-oriented GK-2A image processing tools for internal and international users.
On the other hand, Centre of Excellence (CoE) of KMA will provide an international training course on “Improvement of Meteorological Satellite Data Analysis and Application Capacity” from 2016 to 2018 through the support of KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency). The objective of this course is to improve analysis and application competence in the various fields such as forecasting, marine, climate, environment, hydrology etc. using GK-2A and other LEO satellite data.
The first training is scheduled for 24 days from 10 October to 2 November, 2016 and 26 participants from 17 countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Mongolia, Philippines, Indonesia, Uzbekistan and Bhutan, will attend the course. The training will focus on the quantitative and qualitative use of COMS and GK-2A data and products, satellite image interpretation and analysis for weather forecasting, fundamental RGB techniques, various application methods for climate, environment and hydrology fields to enhance understanding on the next generation satellite of GK-2A.
At the occasion of Asia-Oceanic Meteorological Satellite Users’ Conference in Songdo, Korea from 21 to 27, November 2016, 2days’ training event (21~22, Oct.) is also planned, which is related to data processing and application on nowcating of next generation satellites such as Himawari-8, GOES-R, FY-4, and GK-2A.
The detailed module of KMA’s international training is as below table.