EUMETSAT training will be holding a short course on using satellites to monitor SST, ocean heat content and marine heatwaves!

About the Short Course

This advanced event will focus on the application of satellite sea surface temperature (SST) measurements to several current applications including ocean heat content, cyclogenesis, and marine heatwaves. It will present some technical background on how products are derived, and how to select the most suitable products for different applications.

A practical demonstration will show the calculation of SST anomalies and marine heatwave indicators. Leading experts will then present the use of SST and derived products for research applications, and what this data is telling us about the current status of heat in different ocean regions.

The short course will consist of a 3-hour webinar on July 19th (11:00 – 14:00 UTC), which will include a Q&A and feedback session. To support participants in using the data sets and tools we highlight, we will keep the online Q&A platform open for one week following the webinar, responding quickly to any queries posted.

Target Audience

  • Established and early career sea surface temperature researchers.
  • Operational oceanographers.
  • Private and public sector specialists engaged in marine monitoring activities.
  • Previous attendees of EUMETSAT Supporting Marine Applications courses that focussed on sea surface temperature applications.

Expected Outcomes

  • Understand the links between sea surface temperature, ocean heat content, and marine heat waves.
  • Know how to access SST data.
  • Understand how and when to use different types of SST products and data records.
  • Be able to calculate SST anomalies.
  • Be aware of the current status of ocean temperatures, heat content, marine heatwaves, and their impacts.


  • Hayley Evers-King, EUMETSAT
  • Olivier Membrive, Météo France / EUMETSAT OSI SAF
  • Thibault Guinaldo, Météo France
  • Ben Loveday, EUMETSAT
  • Ana Oliveira
  • William Skirving
  • NOAA CoralReef Watch
  • Ibrahim Al Abdulsalam (CAA Oman)

More Information

Register for and learn more about the short course on EUMETSAT’s training website here.