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NEW DATES: Operational Marine Forecasting using EUMETSAT's Copernicus Marine Data Stream - Portugal

Online Phase: 2 to 13 April 2018. Face-to-face Workshop: 4-8 June 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

Event description

The key objective of this workshop is to develop skills in using data from EUMETSAT's Copernicus Marine Data Stream for marine weather forecasting to professionals with some previous experience.

It focuses on the application of data from Sentinel-3, Jason-3 and use of associated data such as EUMETSAT’s Scatterometers.

The course covers:

  • Overview and practice on EUMETSAT's Copernicus Marine products with relevance to marine forecasting
  • Waves from Space (Altimeters)
  • Winds from Space (Scatterometers)

Expected Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn to:

  • analyse the current surface conditions using scatterometer and altimeter data;
  • monitor the evolution of the surface conditions;
  • integrate these satellite data with data from numerical models, validating the model output;
  • access and visualise the data;
  • identify how the use of the wide range of products available from EUMETSAT, the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service and other Copernicus partners, can improve the quality of marine analysis.

Target audience

Experts from operational centers with responsibility of monitoring seas on the Atlantic coasts and Mediterranean Sea, with all levels of experience in the use of satellite data for marine analysis propose.

Application and Selection process

Apply online via the Training Zone: Those selected will be informed by 09 March 2018. Selection will be based on the level of experience and relevant area of responsibility. The event is limited to 20 people.

Registration deadline: 28 February 2018

Note: the performance of the course is pending the approval by the European Commission of EUMETSAT’s input to the Copernicus Work Programme 2018. We anticipate that we will get the approval until the beginning of December. EUMETSAT will keep you imformed.


This course will have two phases, an online (asynchronous) component with recorded lectures, modules, readings, quizzes. This will take approximately three hours per week. This is followed by a workshop phase, with practical sessions, supported by lectures on how to make an efficient operational use of the data.

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. This is possible through support from the European Commission.

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 Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA).


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Last Updated:  Tuesday, 16 January 2018
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