FREE Climate Data from Space one-day workshop

  • Date - Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
  • Cost - FREE
  • Closing Date - Monday 27th June 2016
  • Location - University of Reading

Using EO data to support climate or environmental services




What you will learn:

  • Understand the unique characteristics of climate quality datasets
  • Gain the skills to evaluate when climate data can add value
  • Hands-on experience using intuitive visualisation of complex datasets to address real world problems
  • Hear from keynote speaker Prof Chris Merchant

Cost: FREE

Closing date: FULL -closed to new bookings

Book now: Email Vicky Lucas

This one-day interactive workshop is part of a programme of awareness-raising, funded by the UK Space Agency, via its community Climate Data from Space Stakeholders’ Group programme. The training will raise awareness of the high quality data which are produced as long term Earth observation datasets and also provide hands-on use of examples. It will cover:

  • The unique selling points of climate data from space; research-quality observed information offering global coverage.
  • A summary of the limitations and legitimate constraints; exploring the uncertainties in the datasets, the sources of errors and the available spatial and temporal resolution.
  • Highlighting the difference between climate tracking for climate change and exploring climate variability. The role of EO data for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Climate data from space, other observed climate data and the difference to climate models.
  • A summary of the landscape. An overview of existing and upcoming missions, the evolving landscape of data and pathways to problem solving.
  • Keynote speaker with Q&A, expert in the construction and use of climate data from space.
  • Three case studies will be presented on practical uses of climate data from space, including an overview on how the dataset was constructed e.g. land surface temperature, precipitation, SST, sea ice.
  • An introduction to sources of climate data from space and a web-based open source tool for handling data, including analysis or combining with other datasets. A practical example of how to access data and how to process it.

The course is aimed at anyone, in a business or organisation, who already knows something of remote sensing data and its commercial application, who would like to know more about the under-used climate EO resource. There will be plenty of discussion and information exchange, along with the chance to network with a range of remote sensing users and subject matter experts.

For further information, or to book email Vicky Lucas, Training Development & Executive Education,

Big Data satellite earth observation
Sentinel-3 Copyright: ESA–Pierre Carril Sentinel-3 is arguably the most comprehensive of all the Sentinel missions for Europe’s Copernicus programme. Carrying a suite of state-of-the-art instruments, it provides systematic measurements of Earth’s oceans, land, ice and atmosphere to monitor and understand large-scale global dynamics and provide critical information for ocean and weather forecasting.