As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, several students from developing countries were supported by POGO to participate in a training workshop on accessing and working with state of the art satellite data for marine applications.  The workshop took place at University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo, The Philippines, from 25-26 November 2018.

See below for original Workshop Announcement:


Sunday 25 November 2018 – Monday 26 November 2018

University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo

Satellite data provides information on the marine environment that can be used for many applications. The most modern generation of satellites offer improvements in spatial and temporal resolution as well as a constantly evolving suite of products.

Data from the European Union Copernicus programme is open and free for everyone to use however they wish – whether from academic, governance, or commercial backgrounds. The programme has an operational focus, with satellite constellations offering continuity of service for the foreseeable future. There is a growing availability of open source tools that can be used to work with this data.

This training course is an opportunity to learn about the data available from Copernicus and other relevant Earth Observation programmes, and then provide opportunities to develop your own workflows for using data from the EUMETSAT Copernicus Marine Data Stream, using the Sentinel Applications Platform (SNAP) software, and Python programming.

Open to: All those wishing to work with satellite data. 25 spaces available
Deadline: October 1, 2018, free of charge with additional restricted travel and subsistence available for ODA country delegates.
Location: University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo, The Philippines
Organisers: Plymouth Marine Laboratory and PEMSEA

This workshop can be made available free of charge thanks to the generous support of the European Commission Copernicus Programme, EUMETSAT, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), the University of the Philippines Visayas and the Addressing Challenges of Coastal Communities through Ocean Research for Developing Economies (ACCORD) project and Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

In addition, POGO has made additional funding available to cover travel and subsistence for a small number of participants from ODA country.

Year: 2018

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