Primary and secondary schools: EO basics

ESA undertakes educational projects aimed at bringing Earth Observation into the school curriculum.

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A software for EO educational use

Version: 3.4

Released on: 01/09/2018

A large archive of many EO products in one place

An atlas using satellite data to show the Earth as it really is

Hands-on training resources for upper high school and university teachers

Educational open source software for inspecting and analysing satellite images

Version: 4.2.1

Released on: 21/12/2017

An atlas to raise people’s awareness of the importance of water and its management


ESA provides and contributes to training courses, workshops and other events where teachers are given instruction in the use of tools that will enable them to incorporate Earth Observation into the curricula of their subject. ESA also organises outreach events where students and teachers are made aware of ESA’s activities in Earth Observation.

For more information on teacher training and outreach events for exercises and presentations, look at EGU GIFT Workshops.



The Education department of ESA develops educational material and undertakes many activities in space education for children. Some of this is relevant also to Earth Observation. For more information, visit the ESA Education and ESERO website.




Living Planet Symposium 2019

May 13 - May 17
MiCo – Milano Congressi, Piazzale Carlo Magno, 1
Milan, 20149 Italy

The Living Planet Symposium, regularly held every three years, is amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. The 2019 edition focuses on how Earth Observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth Observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector …

GHRSST International Science Team (G-XX)

June 3 - June 7
ESA-ESRIN, Largo Galileo Galilei, 1
Frascati, RM 00044 Italy

On the occasion of the 20th meeting of the GHRSST International Science Team, this event will focus on future perspectives for GHRSST – most notably with respect to a mix of microwave and thermal infrared satellite capability. The purpose of the meeting is to: Bring together scientific and operational SST users and producers to review progress …

Trans-Atlantic Training 2019 (TAT-7): radar and optical remote sensing in the agricultural and environmental monitoring

June 20 - June 24
University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3
Novi Sad, 21000 Serbia

The purpose of the series of Trans-Atlantic Training (TAT) courses is to disseminate and discuss research methods and technologies from space. It is organised jointly by ESA, NASA and Charles University of Prague. This training will be the seventh in the series of Trans-Atlantic Training (TAT) courses. The experts leading the course will focus on …

May 13
Living Planet Symposium 2019
Jun 03
GHRSST International Science Team (G-XX)
Jun 20
Trans-Atlantic Training 2019 (TAT-7): radar and optical remote sensing in the agricultural and environmental monitoring