Education & Qualification

Professional and academic education

Eumetcal Training courses
Very rich site maintained as EUMETNET Programme with partners such as EUMETSAT and the MetOffice. Several training modules are translated to languages other than English.

UCAR COMET Communication and application of scientific knowledge
Leading e-learning institution, managed by UCAR with the support of US Agencies (NOAA, NASA, …)

The MetEd Meteorology Education and Training by COMET Programme of UCAR
This is the part of COMET dedicated to modules in meteorology and climate. Some are available in Spanish or French.

EUFAR Education & Training for students on airborne research Training courses of one week duration for research scientists in a very specialised domain.
EUFAR is an integrating research activity of the EU 7th Framework Programme.

School and college dducation

DLESE Digital Library for Earth System Education
Supported by NSF, DLESE is operated by NCAR. It provides material in electronic form for both teachers and learners: collections of educational resources, data sets and imagery, support services and communication networks. The site is characterised by an excellent ergonomy and by its efforts to guide the visitor step by step to an understanding of the available resources.

EducaPoles Educational website International Polar Foundation
EducaPoles, operated by the International Polar Foundation (IPF) provides material not only about the polar regions but more generally about climate change to teachers of kids and teenagers. You need to register (free of charge) to access the material. IPF is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels. The site is available in English, French and Dutch.

The GLOBE project Hands-on school-based science and education programme
“Worldwide Education Programme” for primary and secondary schools. Its aim is to bring together scientists, teachers and students in educational activities based on the analysis of actual observations of the environment gathered by the students themselves.
It is a US interagency programme implemented through a cooperation agreement between NASA and UCAR.
Some material on the web site is available in languages other than English. There are regional and national correspondents all over the world.

GLOBE Student Research Campaign on Climate
This component of GLOBE adresses studies of local climate and at larger scale through exchanges between teams. Note that GLOBE provides detailed measurement protocols for climate parameters and minimum specifications for measuring instruments.

Met Office Educational Site
Professionally made, public oriented, userfriendly. Educational material for kids, teenagers and teachers fitting the UK curriculum. Plus in-depth articles about all elements of weather forecastings systems days to decades ahead.

Sustain.no Environmental Education Network
A Norwegian based program, similar to GLOBE in concept. It is specifically oriented towards environmental protection. For instance, about weather and climate the emphasis is on how to behave to limit one’s own CO2 emissions. Data and results are exchanged through the web site. Available in several languages.

Goddard space flight center education programs
There is broad spectrum of materials both for teachers and students (kids) of all grades at this site. Moreover, they offer various educational programs including internship opportunities designed to provide students with experiences that prepare them for careers in line with NASA Goddard and its industry and university partners requirements.

NASA The Planetary Atmospheres Data Node
This is a portal listing a number of sites providing information and material about the planets (including Earth). A starting point to find beautiful pictures from space.

ESRI Virtual campus: GIS education and training
ESRI is a commercial company specialising in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software and applications. They offer a comprehensive training programme, some of it free of charge.

Meteorology Guide Online
Proposed by the University of Illinois for high-school and undergraduate level. It provides online modules to learn about meteorology and weather forecasting. Rather outdated.

Atmosphere and Ocean in a Laboratory
This site of a “club” of three Japanese universities, describes and explains laboratory experiments about fluids. Interesting despite an ergonomy that makes it difficult to use.

Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS)
The HSS website, launched by the University of RhodeIsland/Graduate School of Oceanography, provides information on the science of hurricanes, methods of observing hurricanes, modeling and forecasting of hurricanes, how hurricanes impact society, and how people and communities can prepare for and mitigate the impacts of hurricanes. It is targeted at educators, students, and the general public.

PhET – Interactive Simulations
Interactive simulations for Sceience and Math, collection of interactive simulations for spread of phenomena and basics of natural sciences, including Earth Science.

Meteorological Societies’ educational activities

The RMetS educational portal MetLink Resouces for children, teachers, training
Very well done and comprehensive. It also provides,access to observation data of the Met Office archives.

AMS Education Information and projects
Another very rich site acting as a portal for other institutions but also offering material on their own. Educational kits for teachers, pre-college and undergraduate programmes.

AMS Glossary of meteorology
The glossary contains more than 12000 definitions of meteorological terms.

AGU Educational and Outreach Programme
American Geophysical Union activities in education and public outreach, some resources, overview of AGU sessions on education as well as materials and videos from GIFT (Geophysical Information for Teachers) workshops.

AGU Virtual Poster Showcase
American Geophysical Union online poster competition for undergraduate and graduate students. The winners present their posters in short videos on the website.

EGU Outreach
European Geosciences Union activities in outreach. Number of photos in Imaggeo – open-access geosciences image repository.

EGU Education
European Geosciences Union activities in education, overview of EGU sessions and activities on education.

Educational catalogues and catabases

ECTOM2 European catalogue of training opportunities in Europe.
The ECTOM2 catalogue is not well developed yet. Access is provided to ECTOM1 but that information is difficult to read.

Learning Opportunities and Qualifications in Europe
Information about courses, work-based learning and qualifications, with search engine.

Masters studies worldwide

PhD studies worldwide

Athena Web Science videos online on YouTube
Including a number of videos about Atmosphere and Environment.

Marine Training
All with search engine providing the info on courses in our fields, although rather scattered and incomplete

Miscellaneous

Weather Underground Educational sources
Not education in its strictest sense. This site presents several articles about subjects in the climate and weather domains.

Natural History Museum Activities and resources
Superbly made and designed for easy use. Unfortunately, there is very little about climate or meteorology.

Bildungsserver Resources on all aspects of education
This site is maintained by the German National Institute for Research in Pedagogy. It contains an enormous amount of information, mainly about policy, organisation and practices in education. It also acts as a portal for access to many other sources on educational reserach and practices worldwide.

Meteorological Services, institutes, centres

Meteo-France Education pages (in French)
General public as well as expert information. Articles on a large number of subjects, studies, glossary…

Meteo-France – Research Branch
Research teams of Meteo-France provide for the public (three levels of knowledge) popularised articles on their research topics.

ESA – Education
A lot of material, mainly about space techniques. There is an ESA site dedicated to Earth observation offering beautiful pictures.

Met Office Educational Site
Professionally made, public oriented, userfriendly. Educational material for kids, teenagers and teachers fitting the UK curriculum. Plus in-depth articles about all elements of weather forecastings systems days to decades ahead.

NASA – Education
For educators and students at all levels. A lot of excellent material (not much about climate and meteorology).

National Severe Storm Laboratory NOAA
FAQ and lessons about weather, focusing particularly on severe weather associated with strong convection. Very clear and well done.

Science in schools

Science in school: Highlighting the best science teaching and research
This is an on-line quarterly journal supported by a consortium of seven large European scientific organisations. It acts as a sort of portal for the best initiatives for education in science in Europe. Many languages cohabit on the site. The access is free.

Wetter.Wasser.Waterkant (in German)
An education programme by the association of climate ambassodors in Germany. The programme includes workshops on weather and climate, with hands-on research projects. The themes and concepts of the workshops are developed to tie in with school curricula of the relevant subjects.

The GLOBE Programme: Hands-on school-based science and education programme
“Worldwide Education Programme” for primary and secondary shools. Its aim is to bring together scientists, teachers and students in educational activities based on the analysis of actual observations of the environment gathered by the students themselves. It is a US interagency program implemented through a cooperation agreement between NASA and UCAR. Some material on the web site is available in languages other than english. There are regional or national correspondents all over the world.

DLESE Digital Library for Earth System Education
Supported by the NSF, DLESE is operated by NCAR. It provides material in electronic form for both teachers and learners: collections of educational resources, data sets and imagery, support services and communication networks. The site is characterised by an excellent ergonomy and by its efforts to guide the visitor step by step to an understanding of the available resource.

Klimahaus Educational climate museum Bremerhaven (in German and English)
Klimahaus is an exposition hall dedicated to understanding weather, climate and strategies to limit climate change.

Met Office Educational Site: Secondary education materials
Professionally made, public oriented, userfriendly. Educational material for kids, teenagers and teachers fitting the UK curriculum. Plus in-depth articles about all elements of weather forecastings systems days to decades ahead.

MetLink
Resouces for teaching weather and climate at schools.

Earthwatch: Research, Education and Engagement
An institute fostering sustainable environment through research and/or field projects involving the general public.

Stop Disasasters! A disaster simulation game from UN/ISDR
You select a natural disaster (tsunami, hurricane, flood, earthquake, forest fire) and you find yourself in charge of saving lives and property.

Windows to the Universe, UCAR
Many pages explaining the Earth climate and climate change. The target is the general public. The articles are well written and illustrated. The organisation of the site is not very clear, in addition to English there is Spanish version available as well.

ESPERE
An non-profit association open to individual persons, to provide information about climate to schools and students. Works in nine European languages.

PhET – Interactive Simulations
Interactive simulations for Science and Math, collection of interactive simulations for spread of phenomena and basics of natural sciences, including Earth Science.

Education policy

Education and Training Site of the European Commission
Policies and programmes of the European Commission in the field of Education and Training.

EURYDICE – education in Europe
The Eurydice Network provides information on and analyses of European education systems and policies. Eurydice is a comprehensive source of information on education systems in 37 European countries.

Meteorological Qualifications – RMetS
Meteorological qualification levels overview as provided by RMetS, organisation, assessments.

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