Satellite Course

In October 2018, OceanWatch organized a 3-day satellite course at PIFSC following the model developed in 2006 by Cara Wilson and Dave Foley from CoastWatch West Coast.
The course was a mix of lectures, tutorials and hands-on computer work on individual projects.

All course materials were developed and adapted over the years by:
  • Cara Wilson, Dave Foley, Dale Robinson, Roy Mendelssohn - CoastWatch West Coast, SouthWest Fisheries Science Center
  • Shelly Tomlinson, Ron Vogel - CoastWatch East Coast
  • Melanie Abecassis, Jeff Polovina - OceanWatch Central Pacific

CoastWatch regularly organizes in-person and online satellite training classes or workshops featuring lectures, tutorials, and tool demonstrations. During the course, participants learn about environmental satellite data and how to easily obtain it. Participants also gain hands on experience working with the data of interest to them. The goal of the course is to familiarize researchers and users with different types of ocean satellite data, different tools, and teach participants how to use satellite data in their own research/work using their choice of software. The training courses are free and open to anyone. If you would like to get notified of future courses, please email us.

The most up-to-date version of the materials is available here: