Registration open for new series of online short courses starting September 2020


We are happy to announce a new series of open, online short courses on data discovery for weather, oceanography, air quality and climate is starting this September. 


The courses are open and address a wide range of attendees, from service providers to young (and less young) scientists and forecasters. We will do our best to keep the language and contents accessible to all even for those limited pre-exisiting know-how. 

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.

The 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.

Consult the course schedule and register here.

How high is the sea? A discovery of altimetry data
with 

Vinca Rosmorduc and Olly Clements

16 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.
Registration for this short course is now closed.

A light on heat: what radiation tells about soil, air and fire.

with Josè Prieto 

30 September 2020, 12:00 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.

Satellite skills training online: a short introduction

with Mark Higgins

6 October 2020, 13:00 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. 

A summer of fires: the 2019 wildfires in Australia 

with Federico Fierli, Julien Chimot and Julia Wagemann

14 Oct 2020, 12:00 UTC

Feedback session: 19 Oct 2020, 12:00 UTC

Download, plot and explore new fire products and aerosol data to characterize the fire plumes evolution and position during the 2019 wildfire season using Jupyter Notebooks.

The activity is structured with a webinar, self-paced and wash-up session.


A climate data record of 
"sunshine", SARAH
with Jörg Trentmann, Uwe Pfeifroth, Steffen Kothe and Christine Träger-Chatterjee

28 October 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.

The monthly weather briefing of EUMeTrain
with EUMeTrain trainer(s), NMHS forecasters

November 2020, 12:00 UTC
Once a month EUMeTrain organizes a Weather Briefing open to everyone to present and discuss the present/recent weather situation/events. Discussions mostly rely on actual satellite imagery. Basics of satellite meteorology are often covered with these discussions.

The colour of the oceans
with Lauren Biermann and Oliver Clements

25 November 2020, 12:00 UTC
Discover Ocean and Land Colour data from the Instruments (OLCI) onboard the Sentinel-3 satellites, including data access, visualisation and processing. Tools will include Python, Jupyter Notebooks & SNAP.

What is a gridded dataset and how to create it?

with 
Alessandra Cacciari and Julia Wagemann

9 December 2020, 12:00 UTC

Download, plot and explore level 2 data and build a gridded dataset following robust methods using Jupyter Notebooks.

The activity is structured with a webinar, self-paced and wash-up session.


Advanced applications of a toolbox to analyse climate data
with Steffen Kothe, Danny Parsons, and Christine Träger-Chatterjee

December 2020, 12:00 UTC

Get to know the functionalities of the CM SAF R Toolbox to analyse time series of data. Learn how to use R-Instat to compare / combine satellite based climate monitoring products with station data. There will be time to actively explore both tools.



A certificate of participation may be awarded upon request.

Registration is available here

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   

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

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

Download, plot and explore new fire products and aerosol data to characterize the fire plumes evolution and position during the 2019 wildfire season using Jupyter Notebooks

The activity is structured with a Webinar, Self-paced and wash-up session.

with Federico Fierli, Julien Chimot and Julia Wagemann

Feedback session: 19 Oct 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

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 Lauren Biermann and Oliver Clements

25 November 2020, 12:00 UTC

Download, plot and explore level 2 data and build a gridded dataset following robust methods using Jupyter Notebooks

The activity is structured with a Webinar, Self-paced and wash-up session

with Alessandra Cacciari and Julia Wagemann

9 December 2020, 12:00 UTC

R-Instat to compare / combine satellite based climate monitoring products with "your" station data (support from IDEMS on R-Instat)

... to analyse climate phenomena / extremes in your ROI (ROI must be covered by the data)

with Danny Parsons (IDEMS), Steffen Kothe and Christine Träger-Chatterjee

December 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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