Ocean surface A Spot

Copernicus Marine Data Stream for Operational Services - Ocean Applications

Online: 19 April-7 May 2021

Ocean surface A Spot
Ocean surface A Spot

The purpose of this EUMETSAT Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS) training workshop is to share knowledge, skills, resources and code so that attendees are independently able to access and process Sentinel-3 data for their marine workflows and applications.

Last Updated

08 December 2022

Published on

18 January 2021

Course details

This is a free virtual (online only) workshop held in English. The majority of the course is composed of self-paced learning with educational resources provided through an online learning platform called Moodle. However, instructors will also be running live training sessions in the 2nd and 3rd weeks, where participants have the opportunity to join two-hour live ‘espresso’ training sessions covering SNAP and python demos, data access, tailored workflows, and question and answer sessions for 1:1 interaction.

Attendees should anticipate putting in 1-2 hours of self-paced learning each day (excluding weekends) for the duration of this course.

After the course participants will have the skills to:

  • Understand the data and data products that the CMDS provides (timeliness, resolution, data formats, variables).
  • Select most relevant and appropriate products from the CMDS for specific tasks.
  • Access/download data and products provided in the CMDS.
  • Know how to work with CMDS data in SNAP and Python (Jupyter Notebooks).
  • Apply the satellite data products from the CMDS for tailored applications.

Target audience

This training is aimed at those working in the operational marine sector and government agencies who are interested in working with satellite-based ocean observation data for marine applications. Please note that this does not include marine weather forecasting (meteorology).

It would be beneficial for participants to have introductory experience using GIS software and/or a scripting language such as Python (or similar), but this is not a prerequisite. Please note that this course is aimed primarily at European audiences and Copernicus programme member states.

Application and selection

The deadline for application is 12 March. The number of participants is limited and applications after this date will not be accepted. Selected participants will be informed about their acceptance by 19 March.

Registration page

Participants will be selected based on their scientific background, knowledge, and their motivation to use Copernicus Marine Data in the future. Ability to attend the virtual ‘espresso’ training sessions (two hour live sessions over lunch) will be taken into consideration, but attendance is not a prerequisite. Selection will be based on the questionnaire, to be completed during the application process.