Republic of Korean VLab Centre of Excellence


   The National Meteorological Satellite Center (NMSC) was established in 2009 as a subsidiary of the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) to operate the Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS) and provide training for research organizations.

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Meteorological Education and Training

   The NMSC primarily focuses on providing education and training to KMA staff members involved in operational meteorology and forecasts to enhance their capacities for analyzing and applying data and various products from current and next-generation satellites. This annual classroom course on “Satellite Image Analysis and Exercise” is part of a core forecasting capacity-building program and is divided into three grades based on the level of forecasters.

● Basic satellite meteorology

● Foundational satellite meteorology

● Advanced satellite meteorology

● Satellite analysis course on Tropical Cyclone (TC)

● Satellite meteorology expert invitation course

● Summer camp for COMS meteorological satellite

International Training Course

   Since 2007, the NMSC, as the CoE-Korea, has been conducting an annual international training course in collaboration with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). These courses aims to contribute to the global society by sharing satellite knowledge and skills with developing countries in the Asian-Pacific region.

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● 1st phase (2007–2015): Analysis of COMS data

● 2nd phase (2016–2018): Improvement of meteorological satellite data analysis and application competence

Regional Focus Group Meeting

  The WMO CGMS VLab recommends that each CoE organize regular weather briefings and satellite related discussions (and also possibly discussions covering other GEO and GFCS topics) in the form of “Regional Focus Groups.”

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