19 Apr 2021
07 Apr 2021


This is a free virtual (online only) workshop held in English. The majority of the course is composed of self-paced learning with educational resources provided through an online learning platform called Moodle. However, instructors will also be running live training sessions in the 2nd and 3rd weeks, where participants have the opportunity to join two-hour live ‘espresso’ training sessions covering SNAP and python demos, data access, tailored workflows, and question and answer sessions for 1:1 interaction.

Attendees should anticipate putting in 1-2 hours of self-paced learning each day (excluding weekends) for the duration of this course.

Target audience

This training is aimed at those working in the operational marine sector and government agencies who are interested in working with satellite-based ocean observation data for marine applications. Please note that this does not include marine weather forecasting (meteorology).

It would be beneficial for participants to have introductory experience using GIS software and/or a scripting language such as Python (or similar), but this is not a prerequisite. Please note that this course is aimed primarily at European audiences and Copernicus programme member states.


After the course participants will have the skills to:

  • Understand what data and products the Copernicus Marine Data Stream provides (variables, timeliness, resolution, data formats);
  • Select from the Copernicus Marine Data Stream appropriate products for specific tasks;
  • Access / download data and products provided in the Copernicus Marine Data Stream;
  • Know how to work with CMDS data in SNAP, GIS, and Python (Jupyter Notebooks);
  • Use data / products from the Copernicus Marine Data Stream for your own purposes.

Application and selection

The deadline for application is 12 March. The number of participants is limited and applications after this date will not be accepted. Selected participants will be informed about their acceptance by 19 March.