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    This course will provide knowledge and hands-on experience for the data, satellites and instrumentation, access and formats, tools and software for operational activities. A pre-course phase of the training will provide an essential overview of data, products and tools used to monitor the ocean and will focus on preparation for the classroom phase where students will work on a short project to learn more about the data and its applications.

    Aims and Objectives

    • Introduction to methods to access and download data and products used in operational oceanography
    • Understanding of data and products to be used for specific applications
    • Understanding of key types of satellite measurements used to monitor the ocean  

    Learning Outcomes

    • Introduction to a wide range of data and products to improve marine analysis
    • Overview of airborne and satellite data available for marine and coastal research
    • Awareness of data processing and file formats
    • Use of tools to access and visualize data scripting languages to work with marine satellite data  

    Target Audience

    The target audience includes, but not limited to, the following:

    • Researchers with an interest in working with satellite based and real time ocean observation data
    • Ocean and coastal data managers
    • PhD students and Post-Docs

    Course Pre-requisites:

    • General knowledge of oceanography
    • Experience with computer programming languages will be an advantage
    • Good working knowledge of English

    Course Dates: 10- 15 March 2019

    Course Venue: UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE, Oostende, Belgium


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