Cornell Summer Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program

Cornell Summer Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program
June 4-15, 2018, Cornell University, Ithaca New York

A two-week summer satellite remote sensing training program is being offered once again to marine scientists who have modest or no prior experience with satellite remote sensing techniques. The training program is highly methods-oriented and intended to give participants the practical skills needed to work independently to acquire, analyze and visualize large data sets derived from a wide range of ocean satellite sensors.

Strong emphasis is given to ocean color remote sensing and the use of NASA’s SeaDAS software to derive mapped imagery of geophysical parameters (e.g., chlorophyll or CDOM) from raw SeaWiFS, MODIS, MERIS, VIIRS and OLCI (Sentinal-3) data sets.  Pre-written python scripts will be used in conjunction with SeaDAS to batch process large quantities of ocean color data from Level-1 to Level-3.

Developing good Python programming skills needed for data analysis and visualization is a central component of this course.  The course also addresses the acquisition and use of Level-3 satellite data products for sea surface temperature, ocean wind speed and sea surface height.

NOTE:  The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has offered to provided financial support for up to five highly qualified participants to this training program. Applying for OCB support is done independent of the satellite program enrollment process. See the OCB link below for details.


For more information about the training program content and enrollment process:

Visit:    www.geo.cornell.edu/ocean/satellite

Email:   Bruce Monger (bcm3@cornell.edu)

For information about OCB financial support:

Visit:  http://bit.ly/2nfmoHn

Email: Heather Benway (hbenway@whoi.edu)