MOOC “Monitoring the Oceans from Space”, Copernicus

The course will introduce to the powerful role of satellite ‘Earth observation’ (EO) technology in monitoring the oceans, and to the beautiful and inspiring nature of the imagery and data it produces.

You will learn how to work with different types of data, imagery and their applications, and the fundamental techniques and methodologies of working with this data.

The course will introduce you to the operational marine data stream from EUMETSAT in the context of the ‘Copernicus’ programme. It will highlight the role of the Sentinel-3, Jason-3 and future Sentinel-6 ocean monitoring satellites and the contributing missions providing marine data for Copernicus – such as Metop and Meteosat. You will also explore the role of the Copernicus Marine Environment Service (CMEMS), focussing on the applications of its data for users and its wider benefits to society.

Course Overview:

Week 1: Ocenas and Climate
Week 2: Oceans, Weather and Climat impacts
Week 3: Ocean Transport and Hazards
Week 4: Living Oceans
Week 5: Oceans and Us

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