Programme

Event

Day 1 - Monday 23 September 2013

Time Details
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:00

Opening
UCC

Course introduction and organisation
Dr. Peter Regner (ESA)

10:00 - 10:45 Oceanography from Space
Dr. Paolo Cipollini (National Oceanography Center, UK)
10:45 - 11:15  Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 Oceanography from Space (Continued)
Dr. Paolo Cipollini
12:00 - 12:45 ESA EO missions and their exploitation for science and applications
ESA
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 The SMOS mission
Dr. Nicolas Reul (IFREMER, France)
14:45 - 15:30 Ocean salinity with SMOS
Dr. Nicolas Reul
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:00 BEAM practical exercises
Dr. Carsten Brockmann (Brockmann Consult, Germany)
18:00 - 19:00 Ice breaker

Day 2 - Tuesday 24 September 2013

Time Details
09:00 - 09:45 Principles of Radar Altimetry
Dr. Paolo Cipollini
09:45 - 10:30 Altimeter data processing
Dr. Paolo Cipollini
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 BRAT basics: An example of SSH computation from along-track altimetric data
Françoise Mertz (Collecte Localisation Satellites, France)
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00 Altimetry and Oceanography
Dr. Paolo Cipollini
15:00 - 15:45 Application of Altimetry
Dr. Paolo Cipollini
17:00 - 17:30 Coffee Break
16:15 - 18:00 BRAT mapping and statistical functions (high-level gridded altimetric data)
See BRAT Radar Altimetry Practical on Pg. 59 of the ORST Course manual
Françoise Mertz

Day 3 - Wednesday 25 September 2013

Time Details
09:00 - 10:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:00

SAR instrument principles and processing
Prof. Johnny Johannessen (Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway)

10:45 - 11:15  Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 SAR processing and analysis tools
Dr. Fabrice Collard (Collecte Localisation Satellites, France)
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00 SAR image interpretation and detection capabilities
Prof. Johnny Johannessen
15:00 - 15:45 SAR applications
Prof. Johnny Johannessen
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 18:00 Practical exercises with BEAM (see SARTool practical, page 101 of the ORST2013 course manual.)
Dr. Carsten Brockmann

Day 4 - Thursday 26 September 2013

Time Details
09:00 - 09:45

Basics of Ocean Colour remote sensing
Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK)

09:45 - 10:30

Primary production from ocean colour
Dr. Trevor Platt (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK)

10:45 - 11:15  Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Practical exercises with MERIS data using BEAM
Dr. Carsten Brockmann
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00 Ocean Colour for climate change studies
Part 1 - Part 2
Dr. Shubha Sathydendranath
15:00 - 15:45 Ecological indicators from ocean colour
Dr. Trevor Platt
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 18:00 Practical exercises with BEAM
Dr. Carsten Brockmann

Day 5 - Friday 27 September 2013

Time Details
09:00 - 09:45

Measuring Sea Surface Temperature (SST) from space
Prof. Chris Merchant (University of Reading, UK)

09:45 - 10:30

Operational systems for SST
Prof. Chris Merchant

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Synergy between SST, ocean colour and altimetry - Practical exercise with Bilko
Dr. Val Byfield (National Oceanographic Centre, UK)
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00 Observing and modelling SST variability on a range of scales
Prof. Chris Merchant
15:00 - 15:45 Synergy between SST, ocean colour and altimetry - Practical exercise with Bilko
Dr. Val Byfield
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:45 Closing Session