Apply for GMES&Africa and Copernicus Marine Earth Observation Training


This training, with the theme Earth Observation to services across the value chain, is designed to support the development of GMES&Africa activities and Copernicus marine data use around the African continent.

An online pre-course phase will run from the 21st October until the 8th November, that participants will be able to complete at their own pace. The course is open to applicants from any African nation who wish to use satellite data for research and/or operational marine applications. Candidates affiliated with any academic, commercial, or governance organization are encouraged to apply.

Participants will learn the underlying principles of ocean remote sensing, how to access relevant data, and how to work with it using various open-source tools. Each participant will be asked to propose a mini-project that will be attempted with the support of trainers, allowing them to gain skills directly applicable to their work needs.

The workshop phase will take place at the Maru Maru Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania from the 12th – 20th November 2019. The course will be limited to 20 participants – the workshop is fully funded and the costs of accommodation, meals, visas, and travel will be covered for all successful applicants. Selected participants will be expected to complete the online phase and attend the full duration of the workshop.

Applications close 23 August 2019, and successful applicants will be informed by September.

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