Expert Exchange Workshop on the Copernicus Marine Data Stream

Expert Exchange Workshop on the Copernicus Marine Data Stream

29 – 30 November 2016 / IOC Project Office for IODE, Oostende, Belgium

EUMETSAT operates the Marine component of the Sentinel-3 mission, on behalf of the European Commission.

In November 2016 selected ocean experts were invited to the specialist workshop to promote access to the Copernicus Marine Data Stream and to get feedback on the services and training needs.

The main focus of the workshop was Ocean Colour, Sea Surface Temperature, and Altimetry data and products. Product development experts introduced the data and products derived from the Ocean and Land Colour Imager (OCLI), the Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR), and the Sentinel Radar Altimetry L (SRAL) instruments onboard the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite. Participants discussed the products with the experts and explored them using SNAP and scripting languages, such as R and MatLab.

Participants provided valuable input about training needs, and the requirements in the different communities of ocean research and operational applications. As a result, an ocean training concept, focusing on the usage of the CMDS, will be developed.

Feedback on data accessibility, data format, and applied retrieval algorithms has been collected and will be evaluated for changes /adaptations.

This workshop was the first of its kind on the EUMETSAT‘s Copernicus Marine Data Stream, regular user workshops will follow.