Train the Trainers: tools & techniques for teaching about Sentinel-3 marine data

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The current suite of Earth Observation satellites offer access to an unprecedented amount of information on the marine environment. Concurrently, there is a growing demand in research, governance, and commercial marine sectors, for personnel who can use this data. Training providers across these sectors is essential for maximizing the utility of this data and building necessary capacity. This course offers participants the opportunity to work with other trainers to incorporate the use of Copernicus marine data from EUMETSAT in to their own educational activities.

articipants will learn how to use open access resources available through EUMETSAT and the Copernicus programme, and co-develop their own resources with a network of fellow participants and trainers from IODE and EUMETSAT. The course will have both online and classroom phases: participants are expected to complete both.

Key Outcomes

After the course participants will have the knowledge, skills and experience to 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.
  • to teach others how to access the Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS) through online portals, APIs and other methods.  
  • to teach the basic principles of the processing methods applied to the Copernicus Sentinel-3 instruments (and similar sensors) to derive the marine products.
  • to explain how to assess data quality (including basic principles of validation) and select appropriate products for different tasks.
  • to 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.
Course dates / duration:
  • Online (e-learning): 22 June – 3 July 2020; estimated 20 hours workload (includes reading assignments, online quizzes and recommended software installation)
  • Face to face workshop: 6 -10 July 2020; 5 working days (~40 hours)
Deadline for application:

31 March 2020 (CET)