• Learn what data and products the Copernicus Marine Data Stream provides (variables, timeliness, resolution, data formats);
  • Select from the Copernicus Marine Data Stream appropriate products for specific tasks;
  • Access/download data and products provided in the Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CODA, EUMETSAT Data archive, EUMETCast);
  • Investigate the potential of Copernicus Marine Data for your own applications, using SNAP and /or scripting languages (we will provide scripts in Python, but you are welcome to use other languages during the classroom phase). 

Online phase: 21-27 August 2017

Classroom phase: 4-8 September, Ostende, Belgium

A one day training workshop back to back with the International Ocean Colour Science Meeting (IOCS) in Lisbon, provided by EUMETSAT. In the context of the Workshop, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Access the Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS) provided by EUMETSAT
  • Explore the possibilities of working with CMDS data in SNAP

On this page you find training material and logistic information.

Lisbon, Portugal, 19 May 2017

In the context of this course we will focus on the application of data from Sentinel-3, Jason-3 and use of associated data such as EUMETSAT’s scatterometers.

After the training, participants will be able to:

  • analyze  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 visualize 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.

Online phase: 13 Febr - 03 March 2017
Classroom phase: 24-28 April 2017, Riga, Latvia

An introduction to the Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS) products covering information on:

  • The geophysical variables provided including timeliness/temporal resolution and spatial resolution of the product, plus basic principles of the retrieval processes applied.
  • How to access/receive the data.
  • Data format of the products and examples of software tools available to handle the data format.
  • Examples of applications.

Online phase: 31 Oct - 11 Nov 2016
Classroom phase: 29-30 Nov 2016, Ostende, Belgium

The objectives of this course are to develop your skill in using data from EUMETSAT's Copernicus Marine Data Stream for surface analysis.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. analyse  the current surface conditions using scatterometer and altimeter data 
  2. monitor the evolution of the surface conditions 
  3. integrate these satellite data with data from numerical models, validating the model output
  4. access and visualise the data 

Online phase: 20 June - 8 July 2016 and
Classroom workshops,
one with a Mediterranean focus held in Supetar, Croatia between 10 - 14 October 2016 and
one for African Waters held in Pretoria, South Africa between 12 - 15 December 2016.

Centre of Excellence in Training and Education in Satellite Meteorology hosted by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) and EUMETAST are hosting a pilot course on the use of satellite winds and wave data for marine safety forecasting in African waters. The aim of this course is to equip trainers in marine forecasting and senior forecasters with the skills to use altimeter and scatterometer data in their roles.

This pilot course is aimed at instructors who already train forecasters in marine forecasting and senior marine forecasters. If this pilot is successful there will be future courses for a wider audience.  

This workshop aims to:

Promote the use of ocean vector wind (OVW) and significant wave height (SWH) products from all available satellites in marine research, applications, and forecasting.

A successful outcome will result in OVW and SWH products being broadly used by interested members of the academic community in the major South American countries countries, as well as being routinely input to operational marine analyses and forecasts by their respective National Meteorological Services (NMS).

It will feature how to access these data sets (e.g. EUMETCAST, GEONETCAST, NOAA’s DDS, etc.) , how to use the GEMPAK/N-AWIPS analysis and display system as a classroom tool to facilitate handling these data sets, and in particular how to assess the performance of NWP and ocean-model forecasts through direct comparisons with observations of OVW and SWH.

Include as students both operational marine forecasters and university researchers with an interest in improving marine forecasting.

Training Workshop Partners include: CPTEC (our host), EUMETSAT, NASA, and NOAA ; this Training Workshop is viewed as the third in a continuing series of such Workshops.

This forum is for people interested in applications of satellite data to oceans. At the moment the main conversation is about marine meteorology. The forum is open to all guests to read, and to registered members to post.

The goals of this course are to:

1. Develop skill of European marine weather forecasters in operational use of the altimeter and scatterometer data

2. Raise awareness of the usefulness and availability of scatterometer and altimeter data for marine weather forecasting in Europe.

This course is aimed at operational forecasters in Europe.