Cooperative Institute for
Meteorological Satellite Studies

For more information...

  • For more information please contact:
  • Margaret Mooney
    CIMSS/SSEC, UW-Madison
    1225 W. Dayton St.
    Madison, WI 53706
    Phone: 608-265-2123

Teacher Workshops and Educator Opportunities


  • MOOCs
  • Environmental MOOCs from UW-Madison

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison launched six environmental MOOCs in 2015. The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) in collaboration with the UW Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) developed a MOOC on the Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region.

    Content is on-line via Cousera and available for viewing through February 2016. Educators are encouraged to download video lectures for use in the classroom.

    Register for free access to the course content at
    Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region               
  • ESIP Teacher Workshop

    CIMSS has organized teacher workshops at summer meetings of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) since 2009. The 2015 ESIP Teacher workshop took place in Asilimar California July 15th & 16th. Check back in spring 2016 for information on the next ESIP Educators workshop.

  • Climate Change Course

    This web-based course on climate change is tailored to middle and high school science teachers. Content is freely available to all. There is also a log in feature to register and work through the course asynchronously before receiving a PDF certificate of completion indicating completion 20 hours of continuing education.

  • Climate Change Course

    CIMSS hosted the 27th gathering of the Satellites & Education Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 with presentations by NOAA, NASA, CIMSS and SSEC. The program and power-point presentations are on-line at this link.