Are you interested in using oceanographic satellite data in your work but don't know where to start? The NOAA Ocean Satellite Data Course is for you! The NOAA CoastWatch West Coast Regional Node and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s Environmental Research Division have been offering a three-day NOAA Ocean Satellite Data Course annually since 2006. Participants of the course acquire the knowledge and tools they need to incorporate satellite data into their research and management projects through a series of lectures on environmental satellite data and hands on labs.

 

CoastWatch West Coast Node Manager Cara Wilson (front, center) supports a participant (Roberto Venegas) during the laboratory portion of the 2017 satellite data course (Image credit: Dale Robinson).
CoastWatch West Coast Node Manager Cara Wilson (front, center) supports a participant (Roberto Venegas) during the laboratory portion of the 2017 satellite data course (Image credit: Dale Robinson).

 

The West Coast Node’s 2018 course will be held in August at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. In addition, CoastWatch is working to expand course offerings and plans to offer courses in other regions in the coming years.

Interested in hearing about future CoastWatch satellite data courses and training resources? Contact coastwatch.info@noaa.gov

References and Related Reading

CoastWatch West Coast Regional Node Satellite Course website: http://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/courses/satellite_course.html