The 2016 NOAA Ocean Satellite Data Course will be held Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2016 at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
Are you interested in using oceanographic satellite data in your work but don't know where to start? The Environmental Research Division (ERD) and CoastWatch offer an annual three-day course where participants learn about environmental satellite data and how to easily obtain it. Participants also gain hands on experience working with the data of interest to them.
A major goal of the course is to provide scientists who are not regular users of satellite data with the knowledge and tools they need to incorporate satellite data into their research and management projects.
In the labs, participants are provided with individual workstations where they will use tools developed by the ERD to locate online satellite data at the spatial and temporal coverage appropriate to their needs and download the data into the software of their choice. We generally focus on ArcGIS, Matlab and R, because of the popularity of these software packages, however participants using other software packages are also welcome.
Participants are expected to come to the course with a specific project to work on during the labs. For example, if their project is to merge tagged animal tracks with satellite data, they should bring track data with them. Participants get more out of the workshop if they have specific questions or projects to work on.
Dates and locations of past courses
|8/2016||University of Washington, Seattle|
|8/2015||University of Washington, Seattle|
|8/2014||University of Washington, Seattle|
|8/2013||Oregon State University, Corvallis|
|3/2012||NOS Coastal Services Center Charleston, SC|
|3/2011||Oregon State University, Corvallis|
|8/2010||Peninsula College, Monterey, CA|
|8/2009||Peninsula College, Monterey, CA|
|3/2008||Oregon State University, Corvallis|
|3/2007||Oregon State University, Corvallis|
|8/2006||Oregon State University, Corvallis|
To inquire about the NOAA Ocean Satellite Data Course or receive updates about upcoing courses, please contact Cara Wilson, either by email or by completing the form below.
cara.wilson at noaa.gov