• The Temperature of the Sea Surface

    14 April 2021, 12:00 UTC, with feedback session at 15:00 UTC
    with Lauren Biermann, Bob Brewin and Olly Clements

    Discover Global sea surface temperature data from the SLSTR instrument onboard the Sentinel-3 satellites, including data access, visualization and processing.Tools used in this short course will include CODA, SNAP & Python Jupyter Notebooks.

    In this short course you will learn:

    • What exactly "Sea Surface Temperature' is.
    • Why the temperature of the ocean matters.
    • How we measure sea surface temperature from satellites.

    Joining the session

    For Q&A, go to and use #EUMSC13 or simply go to Slido (no log in required). 


    You can watch the recording of the short course here: 

  • Copernicus Marine Landscape

    This topic provides an overview of the Copernicus programme, EUMETSAT's role within Copernicus, and the Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS). It's worth getting a clear idea of the Copernicus Marine Landscape here - the information will prove highly relevant when it comes to your workflows, in terms of who collects the marine data you want and where you can find it.

    Hayley Evers-King joins Lauren Biermann for an informal discussion to help simplify the Copernicus Marine Landscape, talking us through the different missions, mechanisms and agencies  working together under the Copernicus Programme and European Commission banner. .


    Copernicus is the European Union's Earth Observation (EO)  Programme, looking at Earth and our environment. The information services that they provide are free and openly accessible to all users.

    • The Programme is coordinated and managed by the European Commission (EC).
    • It is implemented in partnership with Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), EU Agencies, and Mercator Océan.

    Copernicus offers information services based on satellite EO and non-satellite in situ data. Toward the former, Copernicus is served by a set of dedicated satellites (the Sentinel families) and contributing missions (other existing satellites).

    What is EUMETSAT’s role?

    EUMETSAT provides data, products and support services to the Copernicus information services and user communities, with a focus on marine, atmosphere and climate. This involves delivering Earth observation data services to Copernicus from the Sentinel satellites, from its own Metop and Meteosat missions, from the ocean-monitoring Jason-3 satellite, and from missions of its international partners (e.g. USA, China, India and Japan). EUMETSAT is responsible for operating the Sentinel-3 satellites, with ESA support, and delivering the marine data and will also operate and deliver products from the Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-6 satellites, and Sentinel-5 instruments. In addition, upon request of the EC, EUMETSAT will also be responsible for delivering data and products from Sentinel missions to third parties around the world.

  • Principles of Measuring SST from Space - Background

    Video from the EUMETSAT MOOC "Monitoring the Oceans from Space" giving a 1-minute introduction to sea surface temperature.

    Video from the EUMETSAT MOOC "Monitoring the Oceans from Space" discussing how SST data can be used for different applications, including understanding tropical storms.

  • More on EUMETSAT training

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  • Github links to Python notebooks

    The notebooks we showed during the short couse can be found here :