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  • Operational Satellite Oceanography Workshop (2023)

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    In response to needs identified by the Third International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium in June 2023, the hosts (EUMETSAT, NOAA, KHOA and KIOST) are convening a follow-up Operational Satellite Oceanography Workshop which will offer further training on how to exploit operational marine Earth observation data streams. The training event, which will take place online from 27 to 29 November, will give an overview of satellite products from the partners as well as provide guidance and tutorials on using available tools and software packages to facilitate data analysis, automated data access and processing and product validation.

    The workshop will be split into three sessions, scheduled as follows:

    • Session 1: Monday 27 November, NOAA CoastWatch (15:00 - 21:00 UTC)
    • Session 2: Tuesday 28 November, EUMETSAT (10:00 - 18:00 UTC)
    • Session 3: Wednesday 29 November, KIOST/KHOA (12:00 - 15:00 UTC) 

    Note that the sessions are timed to accommodate audiences in multiple time zones, and so shift each day.

    During Session 1, the NOAA CoastWatch team will give an overview of the CoastWatch program, conduct demos of the CoastWatch Data Portal, ERDDAP, and the CoastWatch Utilities. Participants will then follow a self-paced tutorial to learn how to make different types of visualisations and how to use command line tools to extract information from satellite data files. In Session 2, the EUMETSAT marine training team will discuss automated product access from the EUMETSAT Data Store, batch-processing with SNAP, and Copernicus Sentinel-3 OLCI ocean colour product validation with the ThoMaS software package. In Session 3, the KIOST and KHOA team will give an overview of the GOCI-II geostationary ocean colour instrument, outlining data access approaches and showcasing examples of its operational use in tracking sargassum. For more information on each session, please consult the course overview and preparation page.


    This course is now complete, but all of it's resources are available for continued use via the links below.

    Learning objectives:

    By the end of the event. Participants will be able to:

    • Visualise CoastWatch data
    • Use command line tools to perform data extractions from CoastWatch products
    • Access data operationally through the EUMETSAT Data Store APIs and EUMDAC client.
    • Conduct batch processing using SNAP and supporting Jupyter notebooks
    • Extract and analyse in situ matchups with Sentinel-3 ocean colour data using ThoMaS - a Tool to generate Matchups of OC products with Sentinel-3/OLCI
    • Work with GOCI-II data

    Target audience:

    This course is open to all oceanographers and remote sensing practitioners, but is particularly suited for:

    • Established and early career marine remote sensing scientists
    • Application/service developers looking to incorporate remote sensing into operational processing systems
    • Oceanographers of all disciplines who are looking to expand their research into Earth observation