As part of the Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Research and Training (SMART) program at Space Applications Centre (Ahmedabad, India) of Indian Space Research Organization, it is planned to conduct a short-duration (about a week) training program on INSAT-3DR immediately after its launch. Aim of this training program is to generate awareness about INSAT-3DR mission and meteorological and oceanographic data measured by it among students, researchers and academics across the country. About 20 candidates from across the country will be selected to participate in the training program.
The training program will contain two parts:
- Presentations/lectures in the forenoon hours on INSAT-3DR Imager and sounder instruments, retrieval methods, calibration validation approaches and potential meteorological and oceanographic applications using INSAT-3DR data.
- Hand-on with INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR data in the afternoon hours.
In the hand-on session, participants will be provided with training on MOSDAC (Meteorological and Oceanographic Data Archive Centre at Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, India) data portal, data extraction, data analytics and image processing. The training will be conducted jointly with the scientists working in the INSAT-3DR project.
The details of SMART program may be obtained from
Training by IMD
Human resource development has always been one of the prime thrust areas of the India Meteorological Department for capacity building and to keep pace with latest trends in various activities of the Department. The Meteorological Training Institute (MTI formerly CTI) of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) is a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recognized Regional Meteorological Training Centre (RMTC).
MTI conduct different levels of meteorological training courses namely Basic, Intermediate, Integrated and Advance. All courses have a dedicated subject on Satellite meteorology. The National Satellite Meteorological Centre provides module based specialized training on all the operational and upcoming Indian Meteorological satellites.