People around the world are having to adapt to a new way of working, teaching and entertaining right now, making the most of available web technologies.

There is a wealth of online resources out there, however, if you’re interested in learning more about Earth observation and satellite data, EUMETSAT has a range of material available to help you understand and apply the data we provide.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on oceans and atmosphere

We have already run two Copernicus MOOCs on ocean and atmospheric monitoring that attracted over 10,000 participants in total from all over the world and all of the learning materials from these courses are now available on the following dedicated websites:

In these online courses, you will find resources explaining EUMETSAT’s role in the Copernicus programme and how our data are collected, validated and used around the world.

Copernicus podcasts

To help promote the Copernicus programme and EUMETSAT’s involvement, we have also started producing regular podcasts talking about the impact of Copernicus data and services on our daily lives in our “Day to Day” series. In total, three podcasts have been recorded so far. They are generally around 45 minutes long and cover hot topics with global marine and atmospheric experts.

The podcasts can be accessed at:

Alternatively, they are possible to download, using your usual podcast player by searching for “EUMETSAT and “Day to Day”.

YouTube videos

We also have a huge amount of video content on our YouTube channel including educational videos, cartoons and specialised tutorials on working with satellite data – access them here.

Youth website

Our “Learning Zone” is a great source of information for children and teens to learn about monitoring the weather and climate from space. There is also some downloadable content available. Take a look here.

Self-paced learning resources

Online modules on different topics related to geosciences with a focus on meteorology, atmospheric sciences and climate are provided by MetEd. MetEd has over half a million users and covers aspects of meteorology. EUMETSAT contributed to a number of them, dealing with subjects around meteorological satellites.

COMET modules are available for different skill levels and can be accessed here. The modules are available at no cost upon registration with COMET.

The EUMETSAT lessons show forecasters what they can do with our data for severe storm monitoring, marine forecasting and for land and climate applications.

The full list of available resources can be found here in the form of a newsletter that goes to meteorologists and environmental scientists around Europe.

We hope you find something interesting to learn!

Posted by Natalie Lunt

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