As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an advanced Ocean Remote Sensing Training Course, devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions for science and applications development.

The Training Course is co-sponsored by the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea - IFREMER;  Brest (France) from 7-11 September 2015. 


Post graduate, PhD students, post doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in Ocean Remote Sensing are invited to apply to the 5 day course on the subject.

Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply and participate to the course subject to space availability

No participation fees will be charged for the training but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses (financial support is not available).

The official language of the training course is English. Participation will be limited to 50 students.


The Advanced Ocean Training Course aims at:

The training course will include formal lectures as well as hands-on computing exercises using SAR, Optical, IR and Altimeter data.


16/06/2015: The Applications are now closed

25/05/2015: The application deadline has been postponed until 14 June 2015. To apply please clik HERE

12-05-2015: The application deadline is approaching, students wishing to apply have to complete their applications on-line by 31 May 2015, HERE