ABOUT:

The NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch/PolarWatch program has dramatically increased the number of Satellite Data Training Courses being taught across the US and across NOAA Line Offices from the first class taught by the West Coast Node in 2006.  Most courses consist of lectures and labs with participants bringing a specific project on which to work and get help.  Please email our Help Desk coastwatch.info@noaa.gov with your suggestion/request for a future course.  Subscribe (see page footer) to the CoastWatch list for course notifications.

In response to travel restrictions, a virtual course has been developed.  The virtual course has been modified from the 3-day in-person format to a 1-week “flipped classroom” approach, where students will first interact and learn new material on their own and at their own pace using online course materials (tutorials, instructional videos, exercises). Interactive learning will take place via instructor-facilitated asynchronous forum discussions and live office hours. Pre- and post-course participant surveys will be included to provide metrics on course effectiveness. The course will conclude with “lightning talks” where participants briefly describe their progress on individual projects.

Online resources can be accessed here: https://coastwatch.gitbook.io/satellite-course/  (link is external)

 

UPCOMING: 

13 August, 2021: NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop - Hands on session on ERDDAP and NetCDF.

Fall 2021 : 1-week course hosted by NOAA OceanWatch Central Pacific (Date TBD)

AGU 2021 Fall Meeting: 1-day scientific workshop, Date TBD.

AMS 2022: 1-day short course, Date TBD

 

PAST COURSES:

Virtual Courses

3-7 May, 2021, hosted by NOAA CoastWatch West Coast Node and NOAA PolarWatch.

29 July, 2021, hosted by NOAA CaastWatch Great Lakes.

CoastWatch Central (abbreviated, 1/2 day courses)

28 May 2021, 2d International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium Training Day, Virtual.

13 October, 2020, Oceans MTS/IEEE Conference, Virtual (originally Biloxi/Singapore) 

31 October, 2019, Oceans MTS/IEEE Conference, Seattle, WA 

21 June 2019, 1st International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium Training Day, College Park, MD

Also short tutorials given at Ocean Sciences Conferences (2018 and 2020) and AGU Fall Meetings (2018, 2019)

Great Lakes Node

5-7 November 2019, NOAA Great Lakes Environmetal Research Laboratiory in Ann Arbor MI.

East Coast Node

23-25 June 2020, NOAA Charleston and Hollings Marine Laboratories, Charleston, SC  was CANCELLED .

20-22 May 2019, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

30 July - 1 August 2018, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI

Pacific OceanWatch (Central Pacific Node)

26-30 October 2020 - The 2020 Hawaii course ran virtually for staff at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.

October 2018, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, HI

PolarWatch

7 to 9 April 2020 - West Coast/PolarWatch course in Anchorage, AK, was conducted as an abbreviated virtual training.  This was a good experiment for future plans to offer training through remote access.

March 2019  NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center / Auk Bay Laboratories, Juneau, Alaska

Gulf of Mexico / Caribbean and West Coast Nodes

5 to 7 February 2020 at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan PR. 

24 to 26 September 2019 in collaboration with Texas A&M University, Galveston TX.

West Coast Node

7 to 9 April 2020 - West Coast/PolarWatch course in Anchorage, AK, was conducted as an abbreviated virtual training.  This was a good experiment for future plans to offer training through remote access.

August 2018 University of Washington, Seattle
August 2017 University of Washington, Seattle
August 2016 University of Washington, Seattle
August 2015 University of Washington, Seattle
August 2014 University of Washington, Seattle
August 2013 Oregon State University, Corvallis
March 2012 NOS Coastal Services Charleston, SC
March 2011 Oregon State University, Corvallis
August 2010 Peninsula College, Monterey, CA
August 2009 Peninsula College, Monterey, CA
March 2008 Oregon State University, Corvallis
March 2007 Oregon State University, Corvallis
August 2006 Oregon State University, Corvallis