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6th Earth Observation Summer School 2012

 July 30, 2012 - August 10, 2012


European Space Agency (ESA) organises a series of summer schools on Monitoring of the Earth System to promote the exploitation of Earth Observation EO data across disciplines, with a specific focus on their assimilation into Earth System models. The Summer Schools last for two-week and are held in ESA/ESRIN (near Rome, Italy).

The sixth edition of the series took place from 31st July to 10th August 2012 and was titled “6th EO Summer School on Earth System Monitoring & Modelling. A total of 70 young researchers (Ph.D. students and young post-docs) attended the event, coming mainly from European institutions with some of them coming from institutions in the USA, Australia and South Africa.

The Summer School aimed to train a new generation of scientists in the skills needed to exploit data from the full range of instruments of ESA’s Envisat satellite. 

A broad spectrum of spectrum of topics were addressed, mainly related to cryosphere, oceanography, atmosphere and land surface: numerical weather prediction, ocean in-situ observing systems, sea-surface temprearture and climate data records,  model uncertainty in remote sensing, image classification, innovation, clacier and ice caps dynamics and mass changes, data assimilation and soil moisture, among others.

The programme also included keynote lectures, hands-on computing practicals and poster sessions.



  • Jean-Nöel Thépaut (ECMWF)
  • Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR)
  • Johanna Tamminen (Finnish Meteorological Institute)
  • Peter Minnett (University of Miami)
  • Claudia Kuenzer (DLR)
  • Iarla Kilbane-Dawe (Ind. Science & Policy Researcher)
  • Andreas Kääb (University of Oslo)
  • Alan O’Neil (NCEO)
  • Reiner Rummel (Technische Universität München)
  • Ernesto Lopez-Baeza (Universitat de Valencia)
  • Michel Verstraete (JRC)
  • Roberto Sabia (ESA)
  • Stefano Nativi (CNR)

Access here below the full programme.