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.




Earth Observation Remote Sensing Workshop 2018

December 10 - December 14
ESEC-Galaxia Training and Learning Facility, Rue Devant les Hêtres, 2
Transinne, B-6890 Belgium

The workshop will introduce participants to various types of Remote Sensing (Optical, Radar and Thermal Infrared) and their applications, with theoretical and practical sessions. It will also cover data fusion and GIS applications. Master and PhD students enrolled in engineering or science degrees, from ESA Member States or Associate States are welcome to apply. The …

Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry 2019

January 22 - January 25
ESA-ESRIN, Largo Galileo Galilei, 1
Frascati, RM 00044 Italy

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising the 5th Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry dedicated to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit dual and fully polarimetric data for science and applications development. Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in Radar Polarimetry …

Atlantic from Space

January 23 - January 25
National Oceanography Centre (NOC), European Way
Southampton, SO14 3ZH United Kingdom

This workshop will assess the opportunities for Atlantic region focussed EO research and development, downstream activities and ICT evolution, which may be the basis for future ESA investments to address some of the key information needs of this important area. These opportunities will be framed with respect to emerging Earth science, development of novel applications, …

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Earth Observation Remote Sensing Workshop 2018
Jan 22
Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry 2019
Jan 23
Atlantic from Space