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Ocean colour monitoring with Sentinel-3

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for ocean colour monitoring: we will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.

We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-3 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology for the detection and mapping of phytoplankton blooms.


Algal blooms are indicators of marine ecosystem health; thus, their monitoring is a key component of effective management of coastal and oceanic resources. Sentinel-3 Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) imagery provides continuous, high frequency water quality monitoring of coastal waters.

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Questions & Answers

View and download this webinar's Q&A session document.

Repeat the exercise

If you wish to practice the exercise explained in the webinar within the RUS Virtual Environment:

  • Register on the RUS Portal
  • After Login, go to Your RUS service > Your dashboard and click on the Request a new User Service button
  • Insert the OCEA04 Training Code when requested


This webinar is addressed to everyone who has an interest in the topic.



Max no. of participants



1 hour + 20 minutes for Q&A

Training time

14:30 CET

Training date

Wednesday 21st of February 2018

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