SENTINEL Satellite Data Processing & Applications Training

Start date: 01 December 2021

Duration: 2 Days

Location: Date and Venue to be Announced

Certificate: Certificate of Course Completion

Cost: TBA

Programme overview

Space Industry Skillnet in collaboration with ESA and Enterprise Ireland have organized a two day Workshop focusing on the practical applications of SENTINEL satellite data.

The workshop will provide a detailed review of the selected topics combined with practical exercises on the use of data from the SENTINEL satellites operated under the Copernicus Programme.

The following topics will be covered in detail in the practical exercises with real data sets from the SENTINEL satellites over the two day workshop.

a. Agriculture & Crops
b. Ship Detection
c. Ocean Colour

Learning outcomes

– How to access and handle actual Optical and SAR data sets and apply them to real world applications

– Gain experience in using the ESA SNAP Sentinel satellite data toolbox for applications including

  • Agriculture & Crops
  • Ship Detection
  • Ocean Colour Monitoring

Who is the course for

– Practitioners & Researchers in Earth Observation Data Applications

– Entrepreneurs interested in developing business applications of EO data

Important: The number of places on the course is strictly limited to 20 places and that these will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.


Agriculture & Crops: Introduction to Optical (Sentinel-2) and SAR (Sentinel-1) data feature level fusion for crop monitoring through a hands-on exercise.

Ship Detection:  Use of the ESA SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox to demonstrate an example of maritime surveillance using Sentinel-1  Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. 

Ocean Colour: Using the ESA SNAP Sentinel-3 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology for the detection and mapping of phytoplankton blooms. 

Trainer Profile

The workshop will be provided by expert trainers from the Copernicus RUS (Research & User Support) training team with support from Remote Sensing Application Specialists from ESA-ESRIN.

The trainers are providing their services free of charge through the RUS Copernicus programme.  The fee charged is towards the cost of venue/facilities only.

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