Ocean circulation models need information on the interior of the ocean to be able to generate accurate forecast. This information is only available from in-situ measurements. However this information is acquired by different institutes and not always easily accessible to operational users. Therefore, In Situ Thematic Assembly Centre (INS-TAC), by connecting to a lot of regional and international networks, collects, controls and disseminates the relevant in-situ data to operational users and research community.
In Situ data, along with any other Copernicus Marine Enviroment Monitoring (CMEMS) such as satellite and modelling products, can be downloaded via Web User Interface after registration at CMEMS product catalogue. See how to.
For non-interactive download see next PythonNotebooks section.
Find below the presentations used during the previous training sessions. All presentations include a brief introduction to the CMEMS In Situ particularities as CMEMS provider of ON-SITE observations followed tipicallly by a more detailed presentation of a regional distribution unit (i.e IBI, GLO, MED, BAL, ARC etc).
- Lisbon: 2019 CMEMS IBI workshop (14/05/2019 - 15/05/2019)
- Edinburgh: 2019 Edinburgh DataFest (11/03/2018 12/03/2019)
- Malta: JERICO-NEXT Malta Summer School 2018: Operational Oceanography for Blue Growth (09/07/2018 14/07/2018)
Contains the materal for the training courses organised in the frame of the In Situ component of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). Examples of data downloading and processing with ipython notebooks (or Jupyter notebook) using netCDF files:
- In Situ data products overview:
- In Situ products list - NRT and REP
- In Situ index files - shorcut for data discovery
- In Situ product's spatial coverage (heatmap)
- In Situ product's data sources breakdown
- In Situ product's providers breakdown
- In Situ product's parameters breakdown
- How do I find and download In Situ platforms-data? Index files as cheatsheets:
- In Situ data download - tips
- Targeting a specific area (bounding-box)
- Targeting a specific time range
- Targeting a specific update date
- Targeting a specific provider
- Targeting a specific parameter
- Targeting a specific platform data source
- Targeting a specific platform category
- Targeting a specific timestamp
- How do I process In Situ data?:
- folium animations:
- map plots:
- 2D plots:
- 3D plot:
This material has been developed based on the material developed by Charles Troupin for CMEMS In Situ TAC Phase I Communication & Training activities. Additional and new material has been build by Paz Rotllan, responsible for In Situ TAC Communication & Training from 2017-onwards.
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