The NOAA CoastWatch program organizes a 3-day satellite course in various locations (and now online as well) every year, following the model developed in 2006 by Cara Wilson and Dave Foley from CoastWatch West Coast.
The goal of the course is to familiarize NOAA/university researchers and students with different types of ocean satellite data, different tools, and teach participants how to use satellite data in their own research using their choice of software (R, python, ArcGIS).
The course is 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
- Michael Soracco - CoastWatch Central