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Free course shows satellites’ role in monitoring oceans’ influence on weather, climate

28 September 2017

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The devastation wrought in America and the Caribbean by hurricanes, the health of Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the impact of sea surface temperature in the Pacific on weather in Europe might not seem to have much in common.

But a free, online course starting 16 October will help anyone with an interest in the weather, climate and the marine environment gain a deeper understanding of the interconnections between the state of the Earth's oceans and our everyday lives.

EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, is re-offering its popular, EU-funded massive open online course, "Monitoring the Oceans from Space" to anyone who wishes to learn more about how satellites contribute to our understanding of the oceans.


Image credit: EUMETSAT - Dr Helen Czerski, presenter of the "Monitoring the Oceans from Space" course, examines an image of global sea surface temperature

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