Registration soon available for spring 2021 series of online short courses 


We are happy to continue our series of open, online short courses on data discovery for weather, oceanography, air quality and climate starting January 2021. 


The courses are open and address a wide range of attendees, from service providers to young (and less young) scientists and forecasters. 

The format of each short course is a 1-2 hour webinar 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 self-paced phase where you are invited to explore the data and get feedback from experts. A certificate of participation may be awarded upon request. 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.
Future events: 
  • 9 Dec 2020, 12:00 UTC - What is a gridded dataset and how to create it? with Alessandra Cacciari and Julia Wagemann | Download, plot and explore level 2 data and build a gridded dataset following robust methods using Jupyter Notebooks. The activity is structured as a webinar, self-paced and feedback session. Register here. 
  • 20 Jan 2021, 12:00 UTC - Learn to use an R based toolbox to analyse climate time series - Basics with Christine Traeger Chatterjee, Steffen Kothe and Danny Parsons. Registration available soon. 
  • 3 Febr 2021, 12:00 UTC - Advanced applications of a R based tools to analyse and validate climate time series with Christine Traeger Chatterjee, Steffen Kothe and Danny Parsons. Registration available soon.
  • 18 Febr 2021, 12:00 UTC - Explore the ozone hole with Federico Fierli and Julia Wagemann. Registration available soon.
  • 3 March 2021, 12:00 UTC - Meteorological Simulators for forecasters with Vesa Nietosvaara. Registration available soon.
  • 17 March 2021, 12:00 UTC - Build Case Studies - demo session on how to build a case study with forecasters community with Ivan Smiljanic and Natasa Strelec Mahovic. Registration available soon.
Past events:

  • 25 Nov 2020, 12:00 UTC - The colour of the oceans with Hayley Evers-King, Lauren Biermann and Oliver Clements | Go to course page
  • 10 Nov 2020 - The monthly weather briefing of EUMeTrain with Andreas Wirth & Yasmin Markl (ZAMG) | Go to recording
  • 28 Oct 2020 - A climate data record of "sunshine", SARAH with Jörg Trentmann, Uwe Pfeifroth, Steffen Kothe and Christine Träger-Chatterjee | Go to course page 
  • 14 Oct 2020 - Summer(s) of fires: the 2019 wildfires in Australia with Federico Fierli, Julien Chimot and Julia Wagemann | Go to course page 
  • 6 Oct 2020 - Satellite skills training online: a short introduction with Mark Higgins | Go to course page 
  • 30 Sept 2020 - A light on heat: what radiation tells about soil, air and fire with Josè Prieto | Go to course page 
  • 16 Sept 2020 - How high is the sea? A discovery of altimetry data with Vinca Rosmorduc and Olly Clements | Go to course page

Download, plot and explore level 2 data and build a gridded dataset following robust methods using Jupyter Notebooks. The activity is structured into a webinar, self-paced work and a feedback session. 

with Alessandra Cacciari and Julia Wagemann

9 December 2020, 12:00 UTC

Discover Ocean and Land Colour data from the Instruments (OLCI) onboard the Sentinel-3 satellites, including data access, visualization and processing. Tools will include Python, Jupyter Notebooks & SNAP.

with Hayley Evers-King, Lauren Biermann and Oliver Clements

25 November 2020, 12:00 UTC

Details on the CM SAF SARAH climate data record (available since 1983), focusing on sunshine duration and surface solar radiation, incl. current applications and future developments. In an interactive session you will be able to explore the SARAH data record using the CMSAF R Toolbox and discuss the results.

with Jörg Trentmann, Uwe Pfeifroth, Steffen Kothe and Christine Träger-Chatterjee

28 October 2020, 12:00 UTC

Learn more about fire monitoring with satellites in general and the NRT Sentinel-3 SLSTR Fire Radiative Power (FRP) and Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) data products in specific.

The course will be accompanied with a practical training where the data and three different examples of recent wildfire events will be introduced. The practical training is based on Jupyter notebooks.

with Federico Fierli, Julien Chimot and Julia Wagemann

Feedback session: 19 Oct 2020, 12:00 UTC


A framework for teaching skills (Merril, M. D (2002) for teaching satellite skills online. 
You will consider what activities may best suit your learning objectives drawing on examples from EUMETSAT training. The short course will consist of a webinar followed by a guided design process for those who have active courses to design. 


with Mark Higgins

6 October 2020, 13:00 UTC

A formula-free approach to remote sensing based on images from GOES and Meteosat satellites. How to twist radiance readings at the satellite into air temperatures and soil characteristics. Guided exercises on viewers will try to make you familiar with satellite data.

with Jose Prieto 

30 September 2020, 12:00 UTC

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)

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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)

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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)

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