Training

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.

Meteorology

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.

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.

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                                                                Advanced numerical methods Training Course 2019

 

Applications for 2019 courses are closed

Course title Course dates

Use and interpretation of ECMWF products
(for trainers and training champions)

11-14 Feb 2019

Predictability and ensemble forecast systems

25 Feb - 1 March 2019

Parametrization of subgrid physical processes

4-8 March 2019

Data assimilation

11-15 March 2019

EUMETSAT/ECMWF NWP-SAF satellite data assimilation*

18-22 March 2019

Advanced numerical methods for earth system modelling

25-29 March 2019

Use and interpretation of ECMWF products

7-10 Oct 2019

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.

Applications for 2019 courses are closed

Course title Course dates

Introduction to ECMWF job scheduler: ecFlow

30 Jan - 1 Feb 2019

ecCodes: GRIB and BUFR data encoding and decoding software

4-8 Feb 2019

Online training week: Software and computing at ECMWF*

13-17 May 2019

* These courses have no course fee.

WMO Fellowship scheme

ECMWF and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have developed a scheme under which the Centre regularly hosts forecasters from developing countries for a number of months. The scheme is part of the WMO Fellowship Programme, which was set up after the WMO identified a need for specialised training placements to develop capacity in least developed and developing countries.

If you want to know more and apply, please go to WMO fellowship scheme

Applications are closed

 

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Application procedure

Application to any ECMWF training course is subject to the completion of the online registration form. Registration will be acknowledged by e-mail. Acceptance notifications will be sent by email after the application deadline.

General guidance

Participants from Member and Co-operating States

A participant from Member and Co-operating States is defined as someone who resides in one of ECMWF's Member or Co-operating States. Applications to attend any course must be supported by the relevant National Meteorological Service.

To ensure consistency, all interested applicants are required to apply via ECMWF, and we will in turn forward your application to the training contact points in our Member and Co-operating States for endorsement.

All other participants (representing other countries or international organisations)

We welcome applications from participants representing countries other than our Member and Co-operating States as well as colleagues from international organisations. However, in those instances a fee is generally applicable and the limited capacity of our classrooms means that not all applications can be accepted. Where a fee is payable, confirmation of financial responsibility will be expected from the paying body.

Selection process

The National Meteorological Services of our Member and Co-operating States have priority, (except for the EUMETSAT/NWP SAF satellite assimilation course – see below), but we endeavour – within the tight limits of our capacity, to reflect the diversity of our community.

In cases when the number of applications exceeds the number of places available on these courses:

  • ECMWF will in the first instance allocate one place to each Member and Co-operating State. The selection will be based on the nominations by the National Meteorological Services. 
  • Potential remaining places will be allocated in a manner that ensures the right balance between Member and Co-operating States, with a maximum of two participants per country.
  • When relevant, we will operate a waiting list system.

Special case

EUMETSAT/ECMWF NWP SAF Satellite Assimilation

  • You do not need approval from ECMWF’s Member and Co-operating States to register for this course. We will contact you after the registration deadline to let you know whether we can offer you a place on the course.
  • There are no fees for this training course.
  • Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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Applicants from International Organisations and non-Member and Co-operating States of ECMWF may apply to attend any of the training courses. For these applicants a course fee is payable. Applicants who are required to pay a fee(s) must indicate on their application form which institution will be responsible for paying the fee(s).

Please refer to the payment information.

Course title Course fee
Advanced numerical methods for earth system modelling £850
Parametrization of subgrid physical processes £850
Data assimilation £850
Predictability and ensemble forecast systems £850
Use and interpretation of ECMWF Products £500
ecCodes £850
ecFlow £500

 

The training course fees only apply to participants not residing in an ECMWF Member or Co-operating State

Please ensure payment reaches ECMWF prior to the start date of the course. For any participants wishing to pay by credit card or cash upon arrival, you must do so upon arrival on the first day of the course. If ECMWF has not received payment in accordance with the latter terms, eligibility to attend the course will be by exception only.

Please note that an invoice will be issued in respect of the course fee(s). Payment must be made at face value and any bank charges are to be incurred by the customer.

Reference:

Please quote "TRAINING_Affiliation_Yourname" (for example TRAINING_ECMWF_Clarke) on any remittance

Bank name:

Barclays Bank plc, High Street, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1DR, UK

Bank code:

20-11-82

Account number:

70374180

Swift code:

BARCGB22

IBAN:

GB47 BARC 2011 8270 3741 80

CHAPS Euro BIC: BARCGB22

If you have any queries on payment, please contact Finance

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eLearning - online resources

*registration is required to access online resources

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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