5th ESA Advanced Training on Ocean Remote Sensing and SynergyExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Capacity building and training
, Type: Course
Start Date: September 11, 2017
End Date: September 15, 2017
Venue: Porto, Portugal
Website: 5th ESA Advanced Training on Ocean Remote Sensing and Synergy webpage
E-mail: eotraining [at] esa.int

Application/registration deadline: June 16, 2017
Registration website: http://oceantrainingcourse2017.esa.int/page_application.php


As part of the EO Science For Society – scientific exploitation programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an advanced Remote Sensing Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. Copernicus Sentinels) for science and application development


Post graduate, PhD students, postdoctoral research scientists and users form European countries and Canada interested in Ocean Remote Sensing and Synergy are invited to apply to the 5-day course. Research scientists and students from all other contries are also welcome to apply and participate to the course subject to availability of places.


Using a series of lectures and laboratory classes, group-work and discussion, the aim of the the course is to develop new skills in in the application of complementary satellite ocean remote sensing data sets and their application in synergy for science and applications serving society. The course will include:

  • Training the next generation of European and Canadian Principal Investigators (PIs);
  • The theoretical principles and application of Ocean Colour Radiometry, Infrared and Passive Microwave Radiometery, Biogeochemical, Sea Surface Temperature, and Sea Surface Salinity retrievals;
  • The theoretical principles and application of synthetic aperture radar and radar altimetry;
  • Hands-on exercisies using SAR, Optical, Infrared, Passive Microwave, and Altimeter data, tools/toolboxes and methods for the exploitation of EO satellite data in synergy over the ocean;
  • Stimulating and supporting the exploitation of the ESA Earth Explorer and Copernicus Sentinel Missions.