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Altimetry training resources available under EUMETSAT Copernicus Marine Training Service

Vinca Rosmorduc (CLS, France)


Ben Loveday (Innoflair UG, Germany); Aida Alvera Azcárate (GHER, University of Liege, Belgium); Vittorio Brando (CNR ISMAR, Italy); Ana Ruescas (Brockmann Consult GmbH / Universitat de València, Germany / Spain); Hayley Evers-King (Eumetsat, Germany); Christine Träger-Chatterjee (Eumetsat, Germany)

Event: 2022 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Outreach, Education and Altimetric Data Services

Presentation type: Type Oral

Contribution: PDF file


EUMETSAT is responsible for delivering the Level-1 and Level-2 Sentinel-3 and 6 marine and large lake products for Copernicus, and, as such, also plays a key role in promoting data to users and providing training opportunities. The EUMETSAT Copernicus Marine Training Service (CMTS) programme, which started in 2017, is built around an ethos of problem-based learning, with tools for data access and manipulation provided as scaffolding, and an approach that encourages course participants to create and share their achievements (constructivist learning). Courses are offered in both short and long formats, depending on the audience and learning objectives, and adopt a blended approach; mixing asynchronous, synchronous and stand-alone learning modes to accommodate online learning via our Moodle platform (https://training.eumetsat.int/). The aim is to support users in developing the use of Copernicus data for their own research applications, or the requirements of their job roles.

A new phase of the CMTS service is starting January 2022. This new phase will continue to cover all marine aspects of the Sentinel-3 mission and, with the release of data for Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, will have a renewed focus on altimetry. Consequently, beyond course-based training, it will seek to develop resources that can be used in training by others or for independent learning – such as instructional videos, code repositories, and Massive Open Online Courses. These resources will include new approaches for accessing Copernicus marine data, including those from SRAL and Poseidon-4, via EUMETSATs new data access services. This presentation will give an overview of the existing resources that are available for trainers, alongside details of our plans for future efforts and calls for collaboration.

Oral presentation show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Sala Pasinetti Tue, Nov 01 2022,14:40 Tue, Nov 01 2022,14:55
Vinca Rosmorduc