Training Course - Lecture
March 12 & 13 - 9am - 1pm (2 day event)
The In Situ TAC is the on-site data provider within the Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS, marine.copernicus.eu) for validation & assimilation by CMEMS Modelling and Forecasting Centres (MFCS).
By means of a multiplatform approach (vessels, profilers-gliders, moorings, drifters, etc.), the In Situ TAC network covers 6 major regional Seas (Baltic, Arctic, North West Shelf, Iberia-Biscay-Ireland, Mediterranean and Black Sea(s)) and the so-called Global Ocean (Atlantic, Pacific, etc.) and produces in both, Near Real Time (NRT products) and Delayed Mode (REP products), standardized and quality controlled netCDFs.
In order to master users in understanding the Copernicus Marine Service in general, and the In Situ TAC in particular, the training aims at:
• easing data discovery interactively (CMEMS catalogue & Filezilla), and programmatically (Python)
• initiating attendees in the netCDF processing interactively (Panoply) and programmatically (Python)
Users are meant to bring their own laptops (preferably, but not mandatory, Linux) and request a CMEMS user credentials (http://marine.copernicus.eu/services-portfolio/register-now/). No programing skills will be demanded (as scripts will be provided), but a good disposition to learn is mandatory. Anaconda, Panoply and Filezilla will be installed during the course. If this is done before hand, even better!
The Training course will divide into two sessions: beginners (manage interactively) and advanced (manage programmatically) users. In both cases, the session will be divided in two: the first part involving an introductory lecture (slides) and the second part being a hands-on (practical session) of one and a half hours each.
CMEMS users range from scientist to professionals from the private sector. Therefore, the training won’t presume an academic background and will be conducted to engage all possible audiences (e.g. general public, schools, industry, public sector, academia, etc.). Moreover, professionals from the Marine Sector, PhD and MSc students in Marine Science, Ocean and Coastal Engineering, and related subjects, as well as Engineering and Oceanographic Sciences undergraduate students that have an interest in the use of in marine situ data for different purposes are welcome to join the training course.
The course will take place at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus, within the School of Engineering.