Series of online short courses on data discovery for weather, oceanography, air quality and climate

Future events
  • 06 April 2023, 11:00 UTC - Data Access Service - How to session - Transitioning from Data Centre to Data Store, Data Tailor and Data Access Client (EUMDAC)| Register
  • 19 April 2023, 12:00 UTC - CLAAS - A Climate Data Record of Cloud Properties | Register 
  • 2 May 2023, 12:00 UTCDust monitoring and forecasting: 2023 events | Register
  • 18 May 2023, 10:00 UTC - Customise sentinel-3 products with EUMETSAT's Data Tailor - Data Access Services Register
  • 31 May 2023, 12:00 UTC -  Discovering MTG-I1 test data using the SIFT visualisation tool | Register
  • 7 June 2023, 12:00 UTC - How to develop impactful and educational Jupyter notebooks? Register
  • 12 July 2023, 12:00 UTC - Wildfire Monitoring with Next-Generation Satellites | Register

The courses are open and address a wide range of attendees, from service providers to  scientists and forecasters. Participants will have the opportunity to learn: 

      • which are the EUMETSAT and Copernicus free and open data.
      • where to access the data and where to find information about the data.
      • how to handle the data using the tools proposed.
The format of each short course is a 1-2 hour webinar on Zoom including a presentation and demonstration of data discovery and application. You will have the opportunity to interact with experts and ask questions. Some courses will include a follow-up  phase where you can explore the data on your own and get expert feedback. 

Certificates of participation may be awarded upon request. 
All sessions will be recorded.  

Past events:
  • 29 March 2023 - New approaches and tools for performing ocean colour match-up analyses with OLCI | Go to course page
  • 29 Sept 2022 - Recent Developments in Altimetry Measurements - Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Go to course page
  • 6 July 2022 - Wildfire Monitoring with Next-Generation Satellites | Go to course
  • 8 June 2022 - Marine Weather Forecasting | Go to course
  • 4 May 2022 - The AI Mooc - The story behind a Mooc (from marketing to funding, instructional design and implementation) | Go to course
  • 20 April 2022 - Fire Danger Near Real Time Monitoring in the Mediterranean region | Go to course
  • 12 April 2022 - Convective storms - What can satellite data tell us? Go to course
  • 6 April 2022 - Dust monitoring with satellite and ground-based observations | Go to course
  • 16 March 2022 - AI for atmospheric composition - how to enhance resolution using satellite data Go to course
  • 16 February 2022 - Explore Analysis Ready Data (ARD) with the data cube for atmospheric composition | Go to course 
  • 1 February 2022 - OSI SAF webinars: Climate Data Records | Go to course
  • 27 January 2022 - OSI SAF webinars: Sea Ice Parameters | Go to course
  • 25 January 2022 - Ocean and Sea Ice (OSI) SAF webinar: Sea Surface Temperature | Go to course
  • 8 December 2021 - Coding for EO (Python & R) | Go to course 
  • 24 November 2021 - Winter Weather in Satellite Data | Go to course
  • 9 November 2021 - Weather-related satellite data with Jupyter Notebooks | Go to course
  • 4 November 2021 Application of machine learning approaches to ocean colour topics | Go to course 
  • 19 October 2021 - Gap Filling Ocean Data (statistical and machine learning methods) | Go to course 
  • 6 October 2021 - Machine Learning for Seamless Thunderstorm Nowcasting from Multiple Data Sources | Go to course 
  • 16 June 2021 A Climate Data Record of Soil moisture in the root zone | Go to course 
  • 31 May 2021 - EUMETSAT New Data Services for Data Centre Users - Accessing and Tailoring SEVIRI 1.5 Data | Go to course 
  • 19 May 2021 - Exploring the EUMETSAT Land-Surface Temperature Data Records | Go to course 
  • 12 May 2021 - Spot atmospheric convection from satellite: What satellite data is used in convection analysis | Go to course 
  • 14 April 2021 - The temperature of the sea surface | Go to course 
  • 17 March 2021 - How to build a case study – a demo session | Go to course 
  • 18 Febr 2021 - The ozone hole tour | Go to course
  • 3 Febr 2021 - Applications of R-Instat to analyse and validate satellite based climate time series Go to course
  • 20 Jan 2021 - Learn to use an R based toolbox to analyse climate time series - Basics | Go to course 
  • 9 Dec 2020 - What is a gridded dataset and how to create it ? A case study on pollutants before and after COVID lockdown with GOME-2 instrument | Go to course 
  • 25 Nov 2020 - The colour of the oceans | Go to course 
  • 10 Nov 2020 - The monthly weather briefing of EUMeTrain | Go to recording
  • 28 Oct 2020 - A climate data record of "sunshine", SARAH | Go to course 
  • 14 Oct 2020 - Summer(s) of fires: the 2019 wildfires in Australia | Go to course 
  • 6 Oct 2020 Satellite skills training online: a short introduction | Go to course 
  • 30 Sept 2020 - A light on heat: what radiation tells about soil, air and fire | Go to course 
  • 16 Sept 2020 - How high is the sea? A discovery of altimetry data | Go to course 

Discover the sea level data from the SRAL sensor onboard the Sentinel-3 satellite. We will cover where to get data and how to interpret the data to answer scientific questions in Python through the Jupyter Notebooks interface. We will also introduce the upcoming altimetry sensor on the Sentinel-6 mission.

with Vinca Rosmorduc and Olly Clements

16 September 2020, 12:00 UTC   

Get an overview on the climate data records available from the EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facilities, learn how to access them and gain first experiences on working with free and open data in the CM SAF - R -Toobox. Data and software developers will be available for questions and guidance.

20 May 2020

The course was offered in the context of EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (#shareEGU20)


Learn about Copernicus data for Atmospheric Composition and learn how to develop your own workflows based on sample applications. The European Union Copernicus programme is open and free for everyone - whether from academic, government, or commercial backgrounds. The programme has an operational focus, with satellite constellations and services. Satellite data provides composition vital information on key atmospheric constituents at different spatial and temporal scales with a continuous improvements in observational spatial and temporal resolution, coverage and measured species as well as a constantly evolving added value products from the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Services.

26 May 2020

The course was offered in the context of EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (#shareEGU20)


This short course will guide attendess through the workflow of finding appropriate data, downloading the data and analysing the data.  Through the course we will make use of the WeKEO DIAS hosted processing system, Sentinel Applications Platform (SNAP) software, and Python programming language. 

19 May 2020

The course was offered in the context of EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (#shareEGU20)