Republic of Korean VLab Centre of Excellence


  The NMSC (National Meteorological Satellite Center) is a COMS satellite operating, training and research organization of the KMA (the Korea Meteorological Administration) which was established in 2009.

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Meteorological Education and Training

  The NMSC mainly focuses on providing education and training for KMA staff members involved in operational meteorology and forecasting to promote their capacities for analyzing and applying data and various products from current and next generation satellites. This annual classroom courses on “Satellite Image Analysis and Exercise”, which is part of a core forecasting capacity building program, are divided into 3 grades according to 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

  The NMSC, as the CoE-Korea, has commenced annual international training courses since 2007 through the support of KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) 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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- CoE-Australia

- CMA-China




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