While satellite imagery and other products have generally been available since the 1980s, the EU’s Copernicus programme has ushered in a new era of freely accessible Earth observation (EO) imagery and data.
As well as the new Copernicus Sentinel satellites (Sentinel-1, -2, -3, -5p, and 6) and EUMETSAT satellites (Meteosat and Metop) that provide a space-eye view of our Earth, there are also dedicated Copernicus services that combining remote sensing and in situ data to provide marine, atmosphere, climate and land data services for users.
This boost in recently available remote sensing data and services has led to a noticeable increase in the amount of EO images and animations that are being shared on the web and on social media to highlight and visualise topical environmental and weather events.
The aim of this series of online webinars is to provide a forum for some of the leading EO data visualisers, data journalists and researchers to come together to share their ideas and experiences with EO data, so that new users can also learn how to access data and tell their own stories.
The intention is that this will then help to encourage more people to access and work with Copernicus and EUMETSAT EO data and services in the future.
One of the main outcomes of the workshop series will be an online good practice guide to help people access and visualise Earth observation data.
The webinars will take place online every Tuesday (14:00-16:00 CEST) over a period of six weeks starting on the 16 May 2023.
For more information and to register for the webinars, please go to the registration page.
This workshop series is funded by the EU Copernicus Programme and organised by EUMETSAT in partnership with ECMWF, Mercator Ocean International and EEA.