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Earth Observation Data Visualisation Workshop

16 May - 20 June

What is the EO Data Visualisation Workshop Series about?

Imagery is a powerful way to convey an impactful message. With the increased availability of satellite data and petabytes of Copernicus Sentinel open data, data visualisation and data journalism have significantly developed in recent years. Earth observation has emerged as a new, easily available way to illustrate environmental and climate change-related challenges and communicate complex information to a broad audience. 

With a wealth of satellite data and geospatial products available on a full, free and open basis, the European Union, with Copernicus, is providing journalists and all those interested in data visualisation with a vast amount of raw material as well as processed information and model outputs. 

Also, the tools to access and process this data for storytelling are increasingly easy to use and have made considerable progress in recent years. 

With this in mind, EUMETSAT, Europe’s operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment, is hosting a series of short online workshops over a six-week period on Earth observation and Copernicus data visualisation. 

The series of workshops are designed to meet the needs of attendees with diverse backgrounds, ranging from beginners to experts. It includes high-level testimonials, case studies, and practical examples.

By attending, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to use data visualisation to illustrate societal and environmental challenges and communicate complex information to a broad audience. 

Why Attend?


Discover the power of Copernicus and EUMETSAT open data

Explore the range of open data from EUMETSAT and from the Copernicus services (atmosphere, land, marine, emergency and climate) to discover more about our planet and unlock new opportunities for advocacy and storytelling on environmental and climate change issues.


Learn from the best

The workshop series will include testimonies from representatives of world-class media and data visualisation experts, with examples, experience sharing, and case studies to provide capacity building for the community.


Join the community

Discover more about Copernicus, EUMETSAT and WEkEO opportunities for the media and contribute to the creation of the EO Data Visualisation Good Practice Guide.


Being practical: How to access and process Copernicus and EUMETSAT data

20 June
Being practical: How to access and process Copernicus and EUMETSAT data

The final workshop will be devoted to working with Copernicus-based imagery from scratch and learning about the opportunities to access data from Copernicus services (land, atmosphere, oceans and climate), WEkEO and EUMETSAT.


  • General Introduction, Daniel Lee (EUMETSAT)  

  • Copernicus Data Use Case, Ignatius Williams (Regional Marine Centre, University of Ghana)

  • Climate Infographics, Paul Fisher (ESA) 

  • Producing an Image of the Day, Annamaria Luongo (Copernicus Support Office) 

  • WEkEO Opportunities for the Media, Fabrice Messal (Mercator Ocean International)

  • EUMETSAT Opportunities for the Media, Noemi Marsico (EUMETSAT) 

  • Wrap-Up & Good Practice Guide, Hayley Evers-King & Ben Loveday (EUMETSAT) 


Watch the recording here

Access the presentations here

The Good Practice Guide is a collection of resources and guidance on visualising EO data and promoting it on social media. It is a participative guide designed to enable contributions from the entire community. 

20 June Event
This workshop series is funded by the EU Copernicus Programme and organised by
EUMETSAT in partnership with ECMWF, Mercator Ocean International and EEA.