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Virtual Training Resources

The Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration training (VISIT) is a joint effort involving NOAA-NESDIS Cooperative Institutes, the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS), and the National Weather Service (NWS). The primary mission of VISIT is to accelerate the transfer of research results based on atmospheric remote sensing data into NWS operations using distance education techniques.

The Satellite Hydrology and Meteorology (SHyMet) courses have and continue to be developed to pull together existing, new, and updated satellite training materials into structured courses. The courses cover basic principles of satellite imaging and sounding, channels and products, identification of atmospheric and surface phenomena, and the integration of meteorological analysis with satellite observations and products into the weather forecasting and warning process. They also include advanced topics on identification of atmospheric and surface phenomena with associated case examples.

The Environmental Satellite Resource Center (ESRC) to serves as a searchable, database-driven web portal for training resources. Developed by the COMET® Program of UCAR (USA), ESRC provides easy access to a wide range of web sites containing useful information and training materials on low-Earth orbit and geostationary satellites. This growing collection of resource links is an important international resource for WMO VLab users.

Virtual Resources Library (2005)