This course will be conducted entirely online. The course will introduce participants to the different types of environmental satellite data, including ocean color, sea surface temperature, sea surface height, salinity, ocean surface winds and sea ice. Participants will also learn to use tools developed by various agencies, including Southwest Fisheries Science Center's Environmental Research Division, CoastWatch-Central Office, CoastWatch-West Coast and PolarWatch, to locate online satellite data, subset the data to the spatial and temporal coverage appropriate to their needs, and download the data into the analysis software of their choice. We generally focus on R, ArcGIS, and Python, because of the popularity of these software packages.
In the workshop, participants have the opportunity to work with instructors on individual projects. Participants are encouraged to come to the course with a specific project to work on during the workshops.
For additional information, please contact Cara Wilson.
The course was developed and will be taught by instructors from the NOAA CoastWatch program.
• Satellite Data Primer (.pdf 640 KB)
Registration is closed for the May 3-7, 2021 course.
The course consists follows the following daily format:
Please visit the course information page for the syllabus, software requirements, and access to course materials.