NOAA CoastWatch Satellite course - January 2023

September 23, 2022
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January 18, 2023 through February 15, 2023

Wednesdays 3-5pm Eastern Time (Hybrid)

The goal of the course is to familiarize NOAA/university researchers, Sea Grant professionals and agency/org. partners with different types of ocean satellite data, different tools, and teach participants how to use satellite data in their own research/outreach using their choice of software (R, python, ArcGIS/QGIS, Matlab).

Course Content (UMD Canvas)

Registration (Google Form)

The course will cover :

  • remote sensing basics
  • example applications of satellite data
  • sea surface temperature
  • ocean color (chlorophyll, PAR, Kd490, ....)
  • altimetry (sea surface height, currents)
  • wind
  • salinity
  • water quality
  • sea ice
  • synthetic aperture radar
  • which dataset to choose
  • overview of different tools and platforms to access data
  • various tutorials: NetCDF data, Panoply, ERDDAP, R, Python, ArcGIS, qGIS