Hack Environmental data and use cloud resources with WEkEO


Cross-cutting uses of different data allow innovations and new perspectives in different fields – research, monitoring, commercial applications development… The promise of a single access to a huge amount of Earth observation data from satellites, in situ observation networks or models about marine, land, atmospheric and climate parameters is now a reality.

The Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) give an open and free access to datasets in accordance with the European data policy. The WEkEO DIAS service puts Copernicus and Sentinel data at the fingertips of everyone alongside cloud computing resources and tools.

This short course is an opportunity to learn about the environmental data available from the Copernicus programme and to improve your skills, meeting Earth Observation experts from EUMETSAT, ECMWF and Mercator Ocean ready to share their experiences. The sessions will be interactive, using the WEkEO DIAS service from the JupyterLab platform to the hosted processing solution.

The course covers three main lessons:
I) Introduction on WEkEO environment (environmental data catalogue & computing resources available, introduction to the JupyterLab environment...)
II) Introduction to the Harmonized Data Access and the could resources(efficient way to access and download data, example with Jupyter Notebooks)
III) Demo on use cases (data selection, cloning of a Jupyter Notebook from GitHub, area selection, results)

No experience is necessary as various exercises will be provided for a wide range of skill and applications. Participants should use their own laptops. No installation of software is needed.

Convener: Vincent Legros | Co-conveners: Amine El Amrani, Joana Miguens, Laia Romero
Mon, 26 Apr, 16:00–17:00 (CEST)

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