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Using the Copernicus Marine Data Stream for Ocean Applications in Riga, Latvia - 2018

Online Phase: 19-30 March 2018. Face-to-face Workshop: 16-20 April 2018, Riga, Latvia.

Marine Data Stream

Event description

The key objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Search and Order Copernicus Marine Data via EUMETSAT.
  • Apply basic functionalities of SNAP and other relevant software tools (including scripting languages), with regards to CMDS.
  • Select from the Copernicus Marine Data Stream appropriate products for specific tasks, where the tasks should be brought by the participants.
  • Investigate the potential of Copernicus Marine Data for participants tasks, using SNAP and/or scripting languages, such as Python.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn:

  • To access/download data and products provided in the Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CODA, EUMETSAT Data archive, EUMETCast).
  • What data and products the Copernicus Marine Data Stream provides (variables, timeliness, resolution, data format, etc.).
  • To work with Copernicus Marine Data in SNAP and/or scripting languages, such Python.
  • To use data/products from the CMDS for their purposes through development of mini-projects and discussion of future work plans.

Target audience

The workshop is dedicated, but not restricted, to (early carrier) scientists in Europe: Masters/PhD students, Post-Docs, and experienced scientists with an interest in working with satellite-based ocean observation data. Participants should have some working experience in SNAP and/or a scripting language such as Python (or similar).

Application and Selection process

Apply online via the Training Zone: Those selected will be informed by 23 February 2018. Participants will be selected based on their scientific background knowledge and their motivation to used Copernicus Marine Data in the future. This will be evaluated based on the questionnaire, to be filled in during the application process.. The event is limited to 20 people.

Registration deadline: EXTENDED TO 14 February 2018


This course will have two phases, an online (asynchronous) component with recorded lectures, modules, readings, quizzes. This is followed by a workshop phase, with practical sessions and lectures.

Completion of the online phase is a prerequisite for the workshop.


The course language is English


For the workshop phase, EUMETSAT can support a limited number of participants with travel or/and subsistence, this must be indicated at the time application.

There is no event fee.

Travel and Medical Insurance: the participants are advised to have personal travel and medical insurance. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for any incident during the workshop.


This training course is organised by EUMETSAT with the support of the European Commission under the Copernicus Programme. It is hosted by the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre (LEGMC).



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Last Updated:  Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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