Supporting Marine Earth Observation Applications

Start Date:
Feb. 26, 2024
In early 2024 EUMETSAT will convene the next iteration of the <b>"Supporting Marine Earth Observation Applications (SMA)"</b> course, introducing you to our marine data catalogue and helping you develop workflows that support your own application-specific goals. If you wish to learn about, or work more extensively with our satellite derived, ocean colour, sea surface temperature, altimetry, sea ice or wind data, then we encourage you to apply. This year, the course will be delivered in partnership with the <b> Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) </b>. We particularly encourage applicants working in the mid- and high-latitudes, where AWI have extensive experience with both in situ and satellite oceanography. During this course you will learn how to independently access and process data from the EUMETSAT product catalogue for your marine workflows and applications. The focus will be on data streams from <b>EUMETSAT Copernicus marine missions (Sentinel-3; Sentinel-6)</b> and derived downstream products, those derived from Copernicus supporting missions, and those made available by the <b>Ocean and Sea-Ice (OSI SAF)</b> and <b>Climate Monitoring Satellite Application Facilities (CM SAF)</b>. Training will take place entirely online and through two phases, which will be support by experts in the relevant fields; * The first, self-paced phase will take place between <b>26 February and 15 March 2024</b> and will take approximately <b>9-15 hours</b> in total to complete. It will involve self-paced flexible learning through webinars, forums and technical checks (particularly for software installations), documentation and assignments. * The second, virtual classroom phase will be take place between <b>18 March and 22 March 2024</b> using Zoom and other collaborative tools. This phase will be made up of interactive tutorials, live demos, group work, and 1:1 meetings. During this intensive week, which will require <b>5-8 hours</b> of participation each day, we will focus on co-creating a mini-project directly relevant to your application of interest. During the course, you will; * Learn about the specifics of the marine products that EUMETSAT provides (variables, timeliness, resolution, data formats) Select appropriate products from the EUMETSAT marine catalogue and access them using GUI-based and automated services * Use relevant software tools, such as SNAP, and scripting languages, such as Python, to acquire, visualise and process Earth observation data from multiple sources * Work with trainers to design workflows around these products and tools, tailoring approaches to the specific needs of a participant-defined application
Targeted Audience:
This workshop is a technical training event, designed to increase the ability of all attending to access and use EUMETSAT marine products for their own applications. Training is aimed at, but not restricted to; * Early career researchers (masters, PhD, PostDoc) who are new to marine remote sensing and/or the EUMETSAT marine product catalogue * Marine scientists who may be working in a cross-disciplinary capacity and are looking to widen their skills into the marine Earth observation * Experienced professionals from any relevant sector (industry, government, environment, research) who have clear motivations for working with satellite-based ocean observation data for marine applications.
EUMETSAT, Copernicus
Format/Training Type:
Online Course
Contact Name:
Ben Loveday
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