WELCOME to the Operational Marine Surface Analysis using EUMETSAT's Copernicus Marine Data Stream!
As part of the Copernicus training activities, the Operational Marine Surface Analysis using EUMETSAT's Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS) course aims to support professionals with expertise in marine surface analysis in the use of EUMETSAT's CMDS. The course covers the following competencies:
- Analyse and monitor continually the marine weather situation
- Forecast marine weather phenomena, variables and parameters
- Warn of hazardous marine meteorological phenomena
ONLINE PHASE (2 April - 20 April 2018)
The online phase lasts 3 weeks and introduces you to the use of satellite observed ocean winds and wave heights using scatterometers and altimeters. There are four parts. For each part we expect you will engage with the course material and participate in forums each part will take about 3 hours. If you successfully complete the online phase, you will have the opportunity to join a face to face workshop in Lisbon, Portugal in June 2018. Your success will be measured based on your forum posts and activity in quizzes. We encourage you to make extensive use of the forums to engage in discussions with the other participants and the course instructors.
- PART 1: Introducing Scatterometers
- PART 2: Introducing Altimeters
- PART 3: Using a Case study to further your understating of Scatterometer and Altimeter data
- PART 4: Providing and explaining a case of your own
FACE TO FACE phase: 4-8 Jun 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
Note: If you are selected to attend the face-to-face course in Lisbon, you will gain more from the course if you are able to bring your own internet capable laptop. You will require "Admin Rights" on this PC as we wish to install software provided by NOAA. This software will allow you to access archive data from NOAA which will be used in practical cases during the course.
The face-to-face course will take place at IPMA in Lisbon from 4 to 8 June 2018. To be considered eligible for the course you must first pass the online phase of this course.