As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, two students were supported by POGO to participate in a training course in ocean-colour data and their applications in climate studies, hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory from 18 – 22 September 2017. 

Course materials now available

Course lecture and practical materials are available online via the OceanTeacher Global Academy platform.

To access the course content please register at: and then login from the course page: with password: OCD_2017

All materials have been recorded and uploaded thanks to Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IOC, UNESCO).


See below for original Workshop Announcement:

Ocean-colour data in climate studies advanced training short course

The course will deliver training in ocean-colour data and their applications in climate studies. Remote sensing experts from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) will guide students through a combination of lectures and computer-based exercises covering the following topics: 1) Introduction to ocean colour; 2) Modelling primary production; 3) Ocean colour applications for ecosystem state assessment; 4) Climate impacts and feedbacks; 5) Ocean colour in data assimilation; 6) Dataset archive, management, visualisation and analysis. Students will also have opportunity of informal discussion with instructors outside of the formal lectures.

A visit of the NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service (NEODAAS) that is hosted at PML will be provided.

Course webpage: 

Contributions towards course costs, accommodation, meals, and travel are covered (restrictions apply).

Closing date for applications 24 June 2017

Course dates: 18 – 22 September 2017

Location: Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, The Hoe, PL1 3DH, Plymouth, UK


  • The UK Natural Environment Research Council will fund attendance for 20 UK-registered PhD students and early-career researchers.
  • The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) will fund two places for registered PhD students and early-career researchers working at overseas POGO-member institutions.
  • In addition, 7-10 places will be funded for current and prospective users of Sentinel 3 data, who are PhD students and early-career researchers in any country of the EU and overseas.

How to register: 

Please use this web link to register for this course ( Deadline for applications is now 30 June 2017.

Year: 2017

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