Monitoring Ocean Variables

February 14, 2023
09:00 CET
In the framework of the support to GMES4Africa Phase 2 Program, 2 partners of WEkEO, Mercator Ocean international and EUMETSAT, has collaborated with The University of Ghana supporting to deliver a training event to marine data users in West and North Africa.

The series of 3 webinars from 14 to 16 February 2023 was aimed at national, regional and non-governmental organisations involved in ocean monitoring and management. It was attended by about 100 applied scientists, students and professionals and more than 250 people visited the GMES4Africa training platform that hosts the training material.

This type of capacity development event is an opportunity to clearly communicate on the complementarity and the specificities of EU marine products portfolios and the advantages to use the WEkEO DIAS platform to compute data. Trainers from 2 Copernicus entities gave an overview of marine satellite and in situ observations and ocean modelling products available on the different Copernicus services platforms and on WEkEO. This event was also an opportunity to present the full catalogue of WEkEO for people who are dealing with activities related to coastal management, for example, who might need land and/or atmospheric data are needed.

After the first session focused on EU marine portfolios, the trainers have provided an introduction to the WEKEO platform which will be the platform for the practical session. The second day was dedicated to the discovery and exploitation of marine data with a demonstration of the MyOcean Viewer Pro and the WEKEO JupterLab and a presentation on the Python language and its environment. The day 3 session was a practical session with demonstration on how exploit multiple sources data on WEkEO JupyterLab.


Ignatius Williams (University of Ghana) / Hayley Evers-Kings (EUMETSAT) / Ben Loveday (EUMETSAT) / Fabrice Messal (Mercator Ocean International) / Elena Di Medio (Mercator Ocean International) / Fifi Adodo (Mercator Ocean International)