Week 5: Oceans and Us

Topic 5a - Policy

Information provided by satellite sensors can support investigation of socio-economic issues surrounding the use of marine resources.

Topic 5b - Socio-economics

The information, which satellite sensors can provide, hugely supports the investigations of socio-economic issues surrounding the use of marine resources.

Topic 5c - Citizen science

Public observation projects and crowdsourcing are a great way of collecting in-situ measurements to help reveal parameters important for understanding the underwater world.

Topic 5d - Energy

Satellite data provides valuable information for developing technical specifications and environmental impact assessments for new infrastructure projects

Topic 5e - The future

Taking a look at the future of Earth Observation - new satellites and synergy between sensors.

Ocean Extras: Monitoring our own impact on sea level rise

In this first of two extra videos for this final week of the course, Dr Josh Willis from NASA JPL provides his thoughts and insights on the role of satellite data in assessing the ‘footprint’ of human activity on changes in the oceans

Ocean Extras: The people managing ocean monitoring satellites at EUMETSAT

In this second of two extra videos for this final week of the course, we hear from some of the people responsible for operating and managing satellites and data from the EUMETSAT satellite control rooms.

Week 5 Interactive exercise

The interactive exercise for week 5

Practical guide - Part 1: How to access Copernicus ocean colour data

Hayley Evers-King explains how to access ocean colour data from the Sentinel-3 satellite and work with it in the Sentinel-3 toolbox.

Practical guide - Part 2: How to access Copernicus sea surface temperature data

Anne O’Carroll remote sensing scientist at EUMETSAT explains how to access Copernicus Sentinel-3 sea surface temperature data and work with it in the Sentinel-3 toolbox

Practical guide - Part 3: How to access Copernicus Altimetry data

Bruno Lucas, Altimeter Data Processing Expert at EUMETSAT explains how to access Copernicus Sentinel-3 Altimetry data and how to visualize and work with it in BRAT.

Practical guide - Part 4: Visualising data in NetCDF format

Daniel Lee, Software & Data Format Engineer at EUMETSAT guides you through a variety of free and open software, for you to visualize NetCDF format files.

Final course round-up

Course round-up