6th ESA Advanced Training Course on Ocean Remote Sensing in Crete

The  6th ESA Advanced Training Course on Ocean Remote Sensing, also referred to as Advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course, is taking place from 4 to 8 November 2019 at the Center of Mediterranean Architecture, Chania, Crete (Greece).

Organized in cooperation with the Technical University of Crete, this course is part of a series dedicated to training the next generation of Earth observation scientists to exploit ESA and third-party mission data for science and applications development.

The selection process was extremely challenging, with 50 participants chosen from a large number of excellent applications from all over the world.

Organised around formal lectures,  the course provides the theoretical principles of Remote Sensing for ocean science and applications, hands-on practical sessions using scientific software toolboxes, and group work sessions to prepare a scientific proposal for presentation at the end of the week.

Fifteen top level remote sensing and scientific experts from all over Europe will accompany the students throughout the course to discover the wealth of ocean remote sensing data available and the various techniques used to retrieve key biogeochemical and physical parameters such as Chlorophyll-a concentration, Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Surface Salinity, Sea level, Sea ice, Wind, Waves and Currents.

The data and methods introduced to the students during the week are all key ingredients that will help them tackle – during their professional career – the most pressing scientific and environmental challenges society is facing today.

Find out more on the training page.