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International School on Satellite Meteorology (ISSM)

The Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISAC) in collaboration with the University of Naples “Parthenope” is pleased to announce the organization of the International School on Satellite Meteorology (ISSM).

The ISSM 2024 will take place on 2 - 6 September 2024 in the wonderful location of Villa Doria d’Angri in Napoli (Italy), prestigious site of the University of Naples “Parthenope”.

Organizing committee

Scientific committee

Objectives and topics of the school

The school will be focused on Satellite Meteorology as the study of the atmospheric, land, and oceanic systems using remotely sensed data from different sensors onboard meteorological satellites. The basic principles of satellite remote sensing of weather features connected to microphysics of clouds and precipitation will be treated, as well as the fundamentals of retrieval methods, satellite imagery interpretation and products for science and operational meteorology. A special focus will be swept to the sensor technology and satellite development, launch, and in-orbit management.

The International School on Satellite Meteorology (ISSM) will provide frontal lectures and practical hands-on sessions for a wide audience composed by operational meteorologists, MSc. graduates and PhD students, early career researchers, young Electronics, Aerospace and Astronautical Engineers.

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The ISSM 2024 aims to train Ph.D. students in physical, environmental, atmospheric, or related sciences. Early career operational meteorologists and primary researchers are invited to apply as well. Applications will also be accepted from talented students working toward their MSc. in the same fields as above. Young Electronics, Aerospace and Astronautical Engineers who want to enrich their CVs are welcome.

All participants will receive the ISSM Certificate of successful completion of training program


ISMM will cover the following main topics:
  • Radiative Transfer in atmosphere and remote sensing principles.
  • Satellite remote sensing of cloud and precipitation: current missions, sensors, spectral ranges
  • Microphysics of clouds and precipitation
  • Thunderstorms, Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGF), gamma-ray glows, and related high-energy atmospheric phenomena
  • Satellite Image interpretation and retrieval methods for science and operational meteorology
  • Satellite data in support to the warning/alert systems for severe weather
  • Future satellite missions, sensor technology and satellite development, launch, in-orbit management.

Program of ISSM 2024

The school's program is available HERE

Confirmed lecturers

  • Enrico Arnone (Università di Torino)
  • Alessandro Battaglia (Politecnico di Torino)
  • Carlo Buontempo (Copernicus Climate Change Service)
  • Walter Di Nicolantonio (OHB-Italia)
  • Christopher Kidd (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Sante Laviola (CNR-ISAC)
  • Tiziano Maestri (Università di Bologna)
  • Martino Marisaldi (University of Bergen)
  • Vinia Mattioli (EUMETSAT)
  • Maurizio Migliaccio (Università di Napoli Parthenope)
  • Joaquin Muñoz Sabater (ECMWF)
  • Alessia Nicosia (CNR-ISAC)
  • Ferdinando Nunziata (Università di Napoli Parthenope)
  • Giuseppe Onorati (ARPA Campania)
  • Luca Palchetti (CNR-INO)
  • Silvia Puca (Dipartimento di Protezione Civile Nazionale)
  • Giuseppe Virone (CNR-IEIIT)


Application Process and Costs

The school fee is 500€ and includes teaching material, icebreaker, coffee breaks, lunches, traditional cuisine social dinner paired with volcanic wines. The school's fee also includes a special visit to the historical Vesuvius Observatory, the oldest volcanology institute in the world, and the excursion on the Vesuvius crater (https://www.ov.ingv.it).

***IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own laptop, transport, accommodation, health insurance.

Grants available!

The Scientific Committee will consider the fee waiver requests based on the financial resources of the School and the merit of the candidate curriculum. The grant will cover the full participation to the school (school fee, meals, social dinner, excursion, and accommodation). The grant will not cover the travel expenses to and from Naples. In case of difficulty to cover the travel expenses, grant recipients can attend the school remotely. In case of multiple grant requests, the school will give a priority access to the attendees resident in least developed countries (https://www.worlddata.info/least-developed-countries.php) and in second step to the developing countries (https://www.worlddata.info/developing-countries.php).

Grand requests must be specified in the registration process by flagging yes/not and sending their own updated CV to issm2024@isac.cnr.it.

Due to the high number of requests, school grants are no more available!


Registration deadline: 30 June 2024


The International School on Satellite Meteorology (ISSM) will be guest by the University of Naples “Parthenope” at Villa Doria d’Angri, Naples, Italy.                     

Contacts and Infos

Web: issm2024.isac.cnr.it

Email: issm2024@isac.cnr.it