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2nd Advanced Training Course on Ocean Remote Sensing 2009

28-Sep - 02-Oct 2009

Bergen, Norway

This advanced training course focused on ocean remote sensing theory and applications. It addressed both Radar and Optical/Thermal remote sensing and focused the following main topics:

  • SAR principles, data products and applications including oil spill and ship detection, wave and wind field retrievals, shallow water bottom bathymetry, oceanic fronts and eddies detection, and sea ice monitoring
  • MERIS ocean colour principles, atmospheric correction and water constituents retrieval algorithms, products and applications
  • AATSR principles, atmospheric correction algorithms, comparison of microwave and infrared techniques for SST measurements, AATSR applications for oceanography
  • RA principles, atmospheric and geophysical corrections, algorithm for sea level, wave height and wind observations, and applications relevant for large scale and coastal oceanography
  • Synergy of data from different satellite sensors


The specific objectives of the advanced ocean training course were to:

  • Stimulate and support the exploitation of ESA Earth Observation remote sensing data for ocean applications
  • Introduce available software tools and methods for the exploitation of these data
  • Train the next generation of European and Canadian Principal Investigators (PIs)

Lecture presentations:

During the ocean training course the lecturers used their presentations to better demonstrate the applications.

Download the presentations (55 MB)

Download SAR Processing and analysis tools (60 MB)

Download event programme