Training Course – Using the Copernicus Marine Data Stream for Ocean Applications

26 August 2020 Published by

  Application Deadline: Midday EST 18th September 2020
Title Using the Copernicus Marine Data Stream for Ocean Applications – Autumn Course
Dates & Location Self-taught online phase: 28th September – 16th October

Online Classroom: 19th – 23rd October

 This training event is a blended online-only course.
Event Description


The purpose of this EUMETSAT Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CMDS) training workshop is to share knowledge, skills, resources and code so attendees are able to independently access and process Sentinel-3 data and related CMEMS products for their marine work-flows and applications.

Learning Outcomes



After the 3-week self-taught phase and 5-day online classroom phase, participants will have the skills to:

  • Understand what data and products the Copernicus Marine Data Stream provides (variables, timeliness, resolution, data formats);
  • Select from the Copernicus Marine Data Stream appropriate products for specific tasks;
  • Access / download data and products provided in the Copernicus Marine Data Stream (CODA, EUMETSAT Data archive, EumetCAST)
  • Know how to work with CMDS data in SNAP, GIS, and Python (Jupyter Notebooks)
  • Use data / products from the Copernicus Marine Data Stream for their purposes.
 Target Audience 




Training is aimed at early career scientists: Masters / PhD students, Post-Docs, and/or experienced scientists from any relevant sector (industry, government, environment, research) who have clear motivations for working with satellite-based ocean observation data for marine applications. It would be beneficial for participants to have introductory experience using SNAP and/or a scripting language such as Python (or similar), but this is not a prerequisite. Please note that this course is aimed primarily at European audiences and participants from Copernicus programme member states. 

The deadline for application is Midday EST 18th September 2020. Unfortunately, applications cannot be accepted after this date.

These workshops are competitive & numbers are limited to approximately 20 people. Selected participants will be informed about their acceptance by Wednesday the 23rd of September 2020.

Selection process  Participants will be selected based on their scientific background, knowledge, and their motivation to use Copernicus Marine Data in the future. This will be evaluated based on the questionnaire, to be filled in during the application process.


This is a blended course. The self-taught phase must be completed prior to the classroom phase, but is spaced over 3 weeks to allow for flexibility in self-paced learning. The 5-day classroom phase requires daily attendance over Zoom from 10h00–16h00 CET and is run ‘live’ with 2 to 3 full-time instructors.
Language  ENGLISH


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Costs  There is no course fee. 
Registration Deadline Midday EST 18th September 2020