Short Course Information

Whether as an attendee or an organizer/instructor, short courses can enrich your professional experience and help you develop new skill sets, improve your ability to reach personal and professional goals, and keep your present skills relevant in a rapidly changing world. 

AMS certification holders receive professional development points for attending or leading a short course. Attendees receive two professional development points per half-day session and presenters receive three points per unique course or workshop. Additional information is available on our Professional Development web page.


Upcoming Short Courses

Short courses are also being offered in-person at the 102nd AMS Annual Meeting.

Accessing and Applying Geostationary Lightning Mapper Observations (Virtual Course)

January 5 and 6, 2022

Starting a "Storm Chasing" Course at Your College or University (Virtual Course)

January 6, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Machine Learning in Python for Environmental Science Problems (Virtual Course)

January 12–13, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Learning to Engage with the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility with Examples from the Houston-based TRACER Field Campaign (Virtual Course)

January 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Tutorial on Ocean Satellite Data Products and Using ERDDAP and R or Python to Access and Work with Satellite Data (Virtual Course)

January 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Introduction to the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System: Interactive Hands-on Tutorial (Virtual Course)

February 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Using GOES-R and JPSS Remote Sensing Capabilities to Enhance Weather, Climate, Water and Environmental Security (Virtual Course)

February 16–17, 2022 at 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

HPC in the Cloud: Hands-on Training (Virtual Course)

March 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Past Short Courses

View information on past AMS Short Courses here.  



Short Course Proposals

AMS welcomes short course proposals for virtual or in-person courses at an AMS meeting on a variety of subjects that would be of interest to the weather, water, and climate community. Prior course topics include machine learning, Python, consulting meteorology, forensic meteorology, catastrophe modeling, artificial intelligence applications, to name a few. Python is in demand so don't hesitate to submit a proposal if you are interested in organizing a course on this topic. Short course attendees range from undergraduate students to seasoned professionals so organizers have the option to choose topics for a specific audience. Short course proposals are reviewed by the AMS Board on Continuing Professional Development (BCPD) and are submitted online.  

Submit a Short Course Proposal



Short Course Organizer/Instructor Resources

We will be using Zoom as our platform for virtual short courses.

Below are resources for in-person courses. For additional questions, please contact Kelly Savoie.

Guidelines for Continuing Education

Annual Meeting Short Course Deadlines Form

Short Course Room Set Up and Pricing

Announcement Example

Program Example