EUMETSAT series of short courses: Warming oceans: using satellites to monitor sea surface temperature, ocean heat content and marine heatwaves

This advanced event will focus on the application of satellite sea surface temperature (SST) measurements to several current applications including ocean heat content, cyclogenesis, and marine heatwaves. It will present some technical background on how products are derived, and how to select the most suitable products for different applications.

A practical demonstration will show the calculation of SST anomalies and marine heatwave indicators. Leading experts will then present the use of SST and derived products for research applications, and what this data is telling us about the current status of heat in different ocean regions.

The short course will consist of a 3-hour webinar on July 19th (11:00 – 14:00 UTC), which will include a Q&A and feedback session. To support participants in using the data sets and tools we highlight, we will keep the online Q&A platform open for one week following the webinar, responding quickly to any queries posted.