The first Russian-speaking site of distance learning in the satellite hydrology and meteorology, placed on Federal Hydrometereology and Environmental Monitoring Service resources, pursues the aim - to inform to each interested person last achievements in the field of satellite meteorology.
The primary goals of virtual satellite laboratory: improvement of quality of training, retraining and improvement of professional skill of experts in the field of hydrometeorology and adjacent sciences, maintenance of wide access of experts of Federal Hydrometereology and Environmental Monitoring Service, post-graduate students, students of educational institutions and experts of other departments to techniques and technologies of processing of the satellite information, increase of efficiency of use of materials of satellite remote sounding of the Earth, performance of the international obligations of Federal Hydrometereology and Environmental Monitoring Service
Teaching materials are prepared by leading scientists and experts in the given subjects. On a site the lectures of foreign scientists prepared by them for English-speaking segments in system of virtual laboratories WMO on satellite meteorology translated into Russian are presented also. Except lecture materials on a site extensive help materials, curricula and programs on satellite meteorology for high schools and courses of improvement of qualification and another, necessary for educational process, the information are placed.