Section: Mini Projects for the Classroom | Using the CMDS for Ocean Applications (- online (2020) | EUMETSAT

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  • Using the Copernicus Marine Data Stream for Ocean Applications - Online

    Sentinel-3 overlay onto Ocean Colour plot and EUMETSAT timeline


    This EUMETSAT online-only training course will be composed of two parts. The first makes use of this Moodle, and is called the 'self-taught' phase. The second is the online 'classroom' phase, which will take place using Zoom. Through both phases, we 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, and tools and software necessary to begin working with this data for marine applications. 

    The aims of this training course (both the self-taught and classroom online phases) are to help you to:

    • Learn what data and products the Copernicus Marine Data Stream provides (variables, timeliness, resolution, data formats);
    • Design workflows tailored to your data needs and project tasks;
    • Select the appropriate products from the Copernicus Marine Data Stream;
    • 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). 

    This self-taught online phase of training will consist of several topic areas, containing essential overview material to read and/or watch, further optional material which you may choose to look at depending on your own interests, short quizzes, and activities such as downloading and installing software, and trying to access data. The final topic will focus on preparation for the online classroom phase, where we will ask you to propose a short project that you would like to work on using the CMDS. For those without specific applications in mind, we will also provide some ideas for projects you can work on, to learn more about the data and it's applications.

    Announcements about the course will be displayed below, and you will also be notified of these by email.

    Please take some time to look through the logistics information below which will provide useful information on how to make sure you complete the online phase, and are suitably prepared for the classroom phase that will follow.

    You are invited to use the Discussion Forum below to introduce yourself and share with us your expectations for this course (what you are hoping to learn/use the CMDS data for).

    There will be further discussion forums associated with the different topics and you are invited to post your comments and questions. The training team will be glad to answer your questions as best as we can during the course. As new users of the Copernicus data, this is also a great opportunity for us to get feedback from you about the data, access to it, and how we can improve these services to help you to best use the Copernicus marine data for your applications. 

    We hope you enjoy learning about the Copernicus Marine Data Stream, and we look forward to working with you during the online classroom phase!

Mini Projects for the Classroom

  • Mini Projects for the Classroom

    During the classroom phase of this training course, you will be given to opportunity to work with data from the CMDS in ways aligned with your own research interests and planned future uses of the data. Members of the EUMETSAT training team will be present to help with questions about the data and software, and provide feedback for you. 

    We would like you to suggest a small project that you would like to work on during these few days. At the end of the course you will be asked to present a short summary on what you have done, your experiences working with the data and future plans. You are free to work together with other participants if this suits you. We have provided some ideas below for those of you who are new to the use of marine satellite data.

    To complete this section, please post in the discussion forum below about your ideas for a mini project. You should state: your region and topic of interest, and the particular type(s) of data you would like to work with from the CMDS.