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Using Copernicus Marine Data: Satellite data for ocean applications

Satellite data provides information on the marine environment that can be used for many applications – from water quality and early warning systems, to climate change studies and marine spatial planning. The most modern generation of satellites offer improvements in spatial and temporal resolution as well as a constantly evolving suite of products.

Data from the European Union Copernicus programme is open and free for everyone to use however they wish - whether from academic, governance, or commercial backgrounds. The programme has an operational focus, with satellite constellations offering continuity of service for the foreseeable future. There is also a growing availability of open source tools that can be used to work with this data.

This short course is an opportunity to learn about the marine data from the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites provided by EUMETSAT and downstream services including the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring service (CMEMS). The short course will be interactive, using the WEkEO DIAS hosted processing, Sentinel Applications Platform (SNAP) software, and Python programming. The short course will also offer some presentations and practical demonstrations focusing on the Copernicus Marine Service portfolio. This part is an occasion to discover the catalogue of products, to learn how to find the relevant data or information and the different way to download the data.

Co-organized by OS5
Convener: Oliver Clements | Co-conveners: Lauren BiermannECSECS, Fabrice Messal, Christine Traeger-Chatterjee

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