Supporting Marine EO Educators: Professional development, knowledge exchange, and networking workshop
IOC/OTGA & EUMETSAT & Copernicus Marine Service
30 August - 17 September 2021
Organizer & Staff
Attendance by application.
The purpose of this training workshop is to share knowledge, skills, resources and code so that attendees are independently able to train others on available EO tools. During the course, participants will work on creating their own (learning) artifact. This is an interactive knowledge exchange workshop, not a technical training event.
Aims and Objectives
Supporting of marine EO educators, trainers and teachers through the sharing of materials, experiences and lessons learned. This is aimed as a knowledge exchange between peers who have, or will have, training responsibilities.
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, learners should be able to/will have the skills to:
- Teach the use of Copernicus Sentinel-3 and CMEMS data for marine applications, covering the use of sea surface temperature, altimetry and ocean colour data, as well as downstream products and model outputs.
- Show others how to access the Copernicus Marine Data through online portals, APIs and other methods.
- Explain the concepts of data quality (including basic principles of validation) and selection of appropriate products when helping students design workflows.
- Understand the use of the following tools in training – SNAP, Remote Sensing Digital Teaching Tool, Git, Python (and Jupyter notebooks), cloud computing (WEkEO).
- Select and adapt existing resources and develop new resources for their own training activities.
Target Audience and prerequisites
This course is specifically designed for, and aimed at, those who conduct teaching / training on remote sensing in academic, operational, and/or commercial environments. Participants need not be experts in use of Sentinel-3 but should be comfortable accessing, visualising and processing remote sensing data and also have a clear role in teaching.
This workshop is intended to university teachers, mentors and tutors, as well as staff from National Oceanographic Data Centres and marine research/management institutions with EO-related training responsibilities.
As a prerequisite, participants must:
Currently (or in very near future) have training or teaching responsibilities on marine EO: e.g. a university lecturer, a team manager responsible for in-house training, a research supervisor, a freelance consultant who runs customised training courses.
Participants will be assessed through the delivery (presentation) of a ‘mini project’ as well as their participation in live sessions.
Two types of Certificates will be issued:
- Certificate of participation (participants will need to):
Have attended minimum 80% of live sessions (or watched recording if couldn’t attend)
Worked through minimum 90% of course materials
- Certificate of achievement (besides the above, participants will need to):
Deliver a presentation/artefact at the end of the course
- Lauren Biermann (EUMETSAT/PML)
- Oliver Clements (EUMETSAT/PML)
- Hayley Evers-King (EUMETSAT)
- Fabrice Messal (CMEMS/Mercator Ocean)
- Greg Reed (IOC/IODE)
This is an online event with asynchronous and synchronous sessions. The estimated workload should be 5-8 hours/week, up to 25 hours in total across the 3 weeks. This is a hybrid workshop including 3 live (synchronous) sessions per week, complemented with materials and resources provided in asynchronous mode. It will also be possible to book 1-1 sessions with the trainers. The live sessions will include round table knowledge exchange sessions, allowing participants to share their EO teaching experiences.
Please complete the online application form available on https://bit.ly/3oSD8nl
The deadline to submit the application closes 23 July 2021 (23:59 CEST)(extension of the initial date 29th June 2021). Do not leave for the last minute since the system will close automatically. In case you have any questions please contact the organisers (email: email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org) well in advance and always using the name of the training course in Subject. Be aware that given time differences you may not get a reply to your question(s) immediately.
There is no course fee
|GAUNAVOU - TUBERI Litia||Fiji|
|RASEHLOMI Tshikana||South Africa|
|SMITH Marie||South Africa|
|SULLIVAN Emma||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|WHITTLE Christo||South Africa|
Total Invited: 13