The purpose of the event is to develop skills in using EUMETSAT and related data to marine weather forecasting, for professionals in operational Services across African marine communities.

The purpose of these workshops is to develop skills in using data from EUMETSAT’s Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS) for oceanographic applications. We will focus on the application of data from Sentinel-3.

After the workshops, participants will be able to:

  1. Name data and products provided in the CMDS with relevance to their work (variables, timeliness, resolution, data format).
  2. Access and download the data and products provided in the CMDS using CODA, EUMETSAT Data archive, and EumetCAST.
  3. Know how to work with CMDS data using Jupyter Notebooks (Python) and the Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP).
  4. Use data and products from the CMDS for your own work needs and purposes.

This is the online phase for the GMES&Africa and Copernicus Marine Earth Observation Training Course. 

This training is co-organised by the MarCoSouth GMES&Africa consortia and EUMETSAT in collaboration with other GMES & Africa partners and guest lecturers.

The goal of this workshop is to strengthen your capacities to develop Earth Observation products, services and tools that promote sustainable management of marine resources, improve marine governance, and stimulate the growth of the blue economy in Africa..The online phase will introduce you to the Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS), providing you with the background knowledge of the Copernicus programme, satellites and instrumentation, data access and formats, tools and software, necessary to begin working with this data for marine applications .The aims of this training course (both the online and classroom phases) are to help you:

  • Understand the concepts around Earth Observation across the value chain;
  • Learn the underlying principals of marine remote sensing, how to access / download data and products, and how to work with various open source tools; 
  • Develop and deliver a 'mini project' so you are able to gain all the skills that are directly applicable to your research / work needs.
This online phase will be followed by a classroom phase in Zanzibar, Tanzania from the 12th - 20th November (applications are closed).

 

On this moodle platform, students from different countries can train their international competencies by collaborating in different projects, exchanging ideas and doing self-study.

In the first project, students from the weather services in South Africa and Germany will work together on the topics Arctic and Antarctica. The project will start in September 2019, with the beginning ot the largest-scale Arctic research expedition of all time. The research icebreaker Polarstern will spend one year drifting through the Arctic Ocean and being trapped in the ice.


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:

  • 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


Online phase: 3-21 September 2018

Classroom phase: 3-7 December 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

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: 2 - 13 April 2018 Classroom phase: 4 - 8 June 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

Part 1:

Earth Observation: 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).
  • Investigate ocean colour, sst, altimetry, sea-ice and wind data

Part 2:

Numerical modelling: Learn about how to:

  • process ocean model data
  • assimilation schemes
  • model validation
  • statistical gap filling data.

Online phase: 15-26 January 2018

Classroom phase: 5-9 February 2018, Hamburg, Germany

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: 19-30 March 2018

Classroom phase: 16-20 April 2018

Nous nous concentrerons sur l'application des données de Sentinelle-3, Jason-3 et sur l'utilisation de données associées telles que celles Diffusiomètres d’EUMETSAT.

Les participants pourront:

  • Analyser les conditions de surface réelles à l'aide des données des Altimètres et Diffusiomètres;
  • Surveiller l'évolution des conditions de surface;
  • Intégrer ces données satellitaires avec les données issues de modèles numériques pour la validation des sorties du modèle;
  • Accéder aux données et les visualiser;
  • Déterminer comment l'utilisation de la vaste gamme de produits disponibles auprès d'EUMETSAT peut améliorer la qualité de l'analyse maritime.

Salle de classe: 4-8 décembre, Casablanca, Maroc

  • 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: 23-29 October 2017

Classroom phase: 6-10 November

  • 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.