EUMETSAT/OTGA Train the Trainers courseExternal

Tools & techniques for teaching about Sentinel-3 marine data

News Overview

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website: Training course webpage
Deadline: March 31, 2020

EUMETSAT and IOC-UNESCO's Ocean Teacher Global Academy (OTGA) have announced a course offering participants the opportunity to work with other trainers to incorporate the use of Copernicus marine data from EUMETSAT in to their own educational activities. The course involves both online lessons (22 June - 3 July) and a five-day in-person workshop (6-10 July).

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • teach the use of Copernicus Sentinel-3 data for marine applications, covering the use of sea surface temperature, altimetry and ocean colour data.
  • teach others how to access the Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS) through online portals, APIs and other methods.  
  • teach the basic principles of the processing methods applied to the Copernicus Sentinel-3 instruments (and similar sensors) to derive the marine products.
  • explain how to assess data quality (including basic principles of validation) and select appropriate products for different tasks.
  • understand the use of the following tools in training – SNAP, Remote Sensing Digital Teaching Tool, Git, Python (and Jupyter notebooks), cloud computing (WEkEO).
  • select and adapt existing resources and develop new resources for their own training activities.

For more information on the course and how to apply, please visit the training course webpage.