Class Free MOOC | EUMETSAT Monitoring Atmospheric Composition


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Closes 17 Feb 2019. From the website:

The Atmosphere MOOC, organised by EUMETSAT and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) is a five-week course that provides an overview of atmosphere monitoring and the challenges it faces, plus an introduction to the latest in space technology and the networks of sensors/instruments that track conditions closer to Earth. You will also learn about the role of the Copernicus programme in enabling better monitoring of the composition of the atmosphere and how to access freely available Copernicus data.

The course has so far had more than 2700 registrations and will run on the FutureLearn platform until 17 February 2019. Once completed, participants will also receive a certificate for their efforts. As mentioned, enrollment/participation on the course is free and the modules are split into five weeks covering topics such as:

– Threats to the atmosphere and why monitoring matters
– How data from the space and ground-based monitoring networks are used by CAMS
– Air quality and pollution types
– Satellite monitoring and what we measure

The course is brought to you by physicist and broadcaster Dr Helen Czerski from University College London, and lead educators Dr Rosemary Munro from EUMETSAT and Dr Mark Parrington from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, with additional support from Dr Mark Higgins from EUMETSAT.
Register here.
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