Seeing the Earth from space allows us to gain this global perspective. By using Earth observation techniques, we can now monitor global environmental change on a scale that has never before been possible.
Earth observation has not only revolutionised the way we perceive our home, but changed the way we understand our profound impact on the environment. This technology has brought on a transformation in the way we observe, monitor and study our planet.
About the Course:
In this free online course, everyone can join the free online course on monitoring climate from space with the Earth Observation experts from European Space Agency and leading European research centres. We will look at recent and current satellite missions that are providing an archive of essential data; and find out how this data is used in local and international policy and planning.
The course will take five weeks, with 3 hours per week needed to follow for participants. The first lesson starts on November, 30th.
The course will explain how the EO technology works, the current satellite missions that are providing an archive of essential data; and how this data is used in local and international policy and planning.
The course consists of the following thematic blocks:
- Observing Climate Change from Space;
- Earth Observation Techniques and Technology;
- Earth Observation in Action;
- Managing Earth Observation Data.
This course is designed for people who want to learn more about Earth observation, climate change and monitoring climate from space.
It can be also helpful for decision and policy makers, educators and communicators, to gain a better insight into how satellite data can help in assessing the state of our climate and its changes.
Join Lead Educator Professor Martin Wooster and leading climate experts such as Professor Konrad Steffen, Professor Anny Cazenave, Dr Stephen Briggs and Dr Emily Shuckburgh as they reveal the perspective provided by satellite Earth observation.
Note: Participants can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised certificate in both digital and printed formats — to show that you’ve taken part.