One week virtual training programme on Satellite Meteorology and its Applications in Numerical Weather Prediction was jointly conducted by the North Eastern Space Applications Centre and Indian Meteorological Society–Shillong Chapter at NESAC during 05-09 October, 2020.New

One week virtual training programme on Satellite Meteorology and its Applications in Numerical Weather Prediction was jointly conducted by the North Eastern Space Applications Centre and Indian Meteorological Society–Shillong Chapter at NESAC during 05-09 October, 2020. Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DGM, IMD, New Delhi graced as the Chief Guest during the inaugural programme held on 5th October, 2020. The course was a compact 5 days experience on basic concept of satellite meteorology, numerical weather prediction using Weather Research and Forecasting model and Geographic Information System (GIS) in meteorological applications. The course consisted of theory lectures and online practical demonstrations. Apart from the lectures by NESAC scientists, a few lectures were delivered by prominent Scientists from ISRO, IMD, and Professor from Cotton University. A total 35 participants from all around India have attended this training programme on virtual mode. The valedictory program was graced by Dr D R Pattanaik, Secretary, IMS. The participants expressed satisfaction during the valedictory program and desired NESAC to conduct more such program with longer duration. This was the first course conducted by Space and Atmospheric Science group at NESAC.