CoastWatch Training on Satellite Data for Sea Grant & Partners
March 1, 2023
Registration coming soon!
The NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch/PolarWatch program (hereafter “CoastWatch”) assists a wide range of stakeholders in their use of ocean and aquatic satellite data. Our overall goal is to remove the barriers that lead to underutilization of environmental satellite data in research, operational, and commercial applications. Identifying and using satellite data products appropriate for a given application can be challenging for users outside of the satellite community. The NOAA CoastWatch satellite course was developed to build capacity within NOAA and beyond by providing the background knowledge, skills, and resources for using satellite data to our users who are less familiar with satellite products. CoastWatch and Sea Grant plan to offer a course focused on water quality and harmful algal blooms with an emphasis on aquaculture. The course materials include lectures, self-paced tutorials and tool demonstrations.
Course resources are publicly available here: https://coastwatch.gitbook.io/satellite-course/ . The course is followed by a hands-on workshop where participants apply what they have learned to their own projects. Our goal is that upon course completion the participants can apply satellite data to projects using their choice of software (e.g. R, python, ArcGIS).