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


  • ESIP Teacher Workshop

    CIMSS has helped organize teacher workshops at summer meetings of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) since 2009. The 2018 ESIP Educators workshop is slated for Tuscon Arizona on Wednesday July 18th with a topic of 'Computing in the Classroom". Registration is complimentary for teachers thanks to NOAA. ESIP is also providing $200 travel stipends to the first 15 teachers who apply! Simply identify yourself as a teacher when registering. More information and a link to the ESIP summer meeting can be found at:

  • GOES-S Satellite

    Lockheed Martin, builders of the GOES-R Series of Satellites, is opening it's Littleton Colorado campus to educators on Wednesday August 23rd for a 1-day STEM workshop. Learn about the GOES-R satellite series, STEM resources from NOAA, NASA & CIMSS, tour Lockheed Martin to see the fully assembled GOES-S satellite, and engage in activities featuring GOES-16 imagery and data.

  • 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 20 hours of continuing education.

  • GOES-16

    CIMSS organized a teacher workshop at the historical launch of the GOES-R satellite in November 2016 as part of the GOES-R Education Proving Ground. The agenda and presentations can be found on-line at

  • MOOCs
  • 2015 Great Lakes MOOC

    In 2015 CIMSS collaborated with UW-Madison Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) to develop and deliver a Massive Open On-Line Course (MOOC) on the Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region. Over 6,000 people enrolled! Content unique to the course has been retained here.
  • TRW

    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.