The next NOAA CoastWatch source will be held online on May 3-7, 2021. Registration is now open.
Are you interested in using oceanographic satellite data in your work but don't know where to start? The NOAA CoastWatch program offers in-person and online courses 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.
For more information, please sign up for course updates under "Additional Information" on this page.
In the workshops, participants are provided with individual and group assistance to use tools 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 R, ArcGIS, and Python, 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 workshops. 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
|4/2020||USGS Anchorage, Online|
|2/2020||University of Puero Rico, San Juan|
|9/2019||Texas A & M, Galveston|
|8/2018||University of Washington, Seattle|
|8/2017||University of Washington, Seattle|
|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 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|
Dates and locations of future courses
|May 2021||SWFSC, Online|
To be notified about future courses, contact Cara Wilson or sign-up for course updates using the form on this page.
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