Online learning

Online learning


Access EUMETSAT and Copernicus training courses and a collection of resources and tools for your continuous learning and development

Online learning
Online learning

On this page, you can access EUMETSAT and Copernicus training courses and a collection of resources and tools for your continuous learning and development.

Last Updated

20 December 2021

Published on

24 July 2020

Browse the materials and choose the activity that best suits your preferred learning approach and objectives.

Content from previous EUMETSAT training courses is available on our Moodle-based learning platform at

Who are they for?

Courses are typically thematic, and/or associated to specific satellite data streams. Online material includes material for reading, links to the videos above, guides for installing software, short activities, and discussion forums.

How to get access

If you would like to review and/or use some of the material on our Moodle platform, please contact @email and @email.

A series of lessons (mostly video) about the ocean and atmosphere, with a focus on how to monitor them and what information can be obtained. The courses are structured in chapters, but you can just step in at any point.

Who are they for?

Anyone who needs a broad understanding of the applications satellite data can be used for, and the main principles behind them.

How to access


A series of videos showing:

  • How to access satellite data from EUMETSAT and the missions it operates as part of the Copernicus programme
  • Basics of working with different types of data, including ocean colour, SST and altimetry.
Who are they for?

Anyone wishing to learn how to download and work with various satellite data and tools available from EUMETSAT.

Access the playlist


Various videos explaining EUMETSAT programmes, the satellites we operate and their instruments, and examples of how satellite data is used and what it can tell us.

Who are they for?

General audience.

Watch EUMETSAT's videos

A series of 45 minutes discussion around a hot topic with worldwide experts.

Who are they for?

General audience.

Listen to the podcasts

Online asynchronous modules on different topics related to geosciences with a focus on meteorology, atmospheric sciences and climate provided by MetEd.

MetEd is populated and maintained by the COMET® Program, which is part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's (UCAR's) Community Programs (UCP). EUMETSAT contributed to a number of them, dealing with subject around meteorological satellites.

Who are they for?

COMET modules are available for different skill levels. The modules are freely available upon registration with COMET.

Access the modules

Many resources on different topics of satellite meteorology can be found on the EUMeTrain website.

Who are they for?

The resources are primarily made for forecasters, but also other meteorologists can benefit from them.

See the guide of EUMeTrain resources or access them directly.

A git repository of code (in Jupyter notebooks and plain text Python scripts) supporting common user workflows (downloading, working with netCDF, batch processing, visualisation) and tutorials about Copernicus data (understanding what the data means, how algorithms work, applying flags etc.).

Who is it for?

Those wanting to get hands on with data in a programming environment and begin to build their own code-based workflows and applications.

Access the repository. Note: the repositories are not publicly available, so please contact first.

Online platforms with of-the-shelf imagery from various satellite missions.

  • EUMETView — EUMETSAT's Online Map Service (OMS) that provides tvisualisations through a customisable web user interface (WebUI) and an enhanced set of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard APIs.
  • Worldview — quick overview of high-res imagery from polar orbiting satellites (e.g. MODIS, VIIRS, …) and satellite positions.
  • Eumetrain ePort — quick overview of satellite data/products + NWP overlays, with archive. See ePort Pro (more detailed) and the Javascript version (perfect for quick overview).
  • CIRA Slider — geostationary imagery from Meteosat, GOES and Himawari satellites — quick access, not always stable, nice for sharing imagery by creating links to selected domain and time span.
  • EO browser/Sentinel Hub — visualisation of data form SLSTR and OLCI and Sentinel 1 and 2 missions.
  • GOES Image Viewer — gives a good idea of the sizes of single channels and some RGBs, in full resolution, full disc view.
  • RealEarth — many different products, GOES and Himawari.