55th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics short course: Detection and analysis of ocean extremes

Start Date:
May 27, 2024
End Date:
May 31, 2024
Marine Earth observation is an essential tool for monitoring physical and biogeochemical ocean systems. By adopting multi-sensor approaches, and continually engaging in reprocessing campaigns, we are able to ever-expand our satellite records in time, moving beyond monitoring the event-scale to assess interannual, and in some cases decadal, variability. As a result, we are now able to establish climatological baselines from which we can start to categorise extremes in many of these systems. In this 3-hour practical tutorial, held at the <b><a href="https://www.ocean-colloquium.ulieg…">55th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics</a></b>, we will introduce the EUMETSAT marine satellite products made available through our Copernicus and Mandatory missions, as well downstream products offered by the EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Applications Facility (OSI SAF) and Copernicus Marine Service, commenting on key differences between working with data at various satellite levels. Following this, we will introduce a series of workflows that participants can select and explore to learn more about selecting appropriate satellite data to monitor ocean extremes, including:; harmful algal blooms, extreme waves, sea ice and marine heatwaves. These workflows will be supported by dedicated, Python-based, Jupyter Notebooks, which will outline data access, manipulation and visualisation and will be made available for free use by all attendees after the training event concludes. Experts in the various products will be available to support your questions throughout the training session.  We highly encourage you to pre-register for this session, as this will allow us to provide you with preparatory information on accessing the various data sets we will need for our analyses.
Targeted Audience:
This training session is appropriate for; * Established and early career marine remote sensing scientists * Oceanographers of all disciplines who are looking to incorporate remote sensing into their research * Staff from agencies monitoring the coastal and open ocean environment for extreme phenomena
University of Liège
EUMETSAT, Copernicus
Format/Training Type:
Classroom Course
Contact Name:
Ben Loveday
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