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.




U-TEP webinars | VISAT Version 3.0

July 22 UTC+2

In this instalment, we will present new applications created in the scope of VISAT. We will explore: The demonstration application for raising awareness in the context of Systematic Environmental Economic Accounting The demonstration application for Sustainable Development Goals The example application demonstrating the comparison of Functional Urban Areas We will also discuss the possibility to …

U-TEP webinars | Processing on the platform

August 19 UTC+2

In this instalment of the webinar series, we will take a look at the processors prepared by the Urban TEP consortium. Subsetting of products available via the TEP Urban platform Generation of the TimeScan from S2 and Landsat data Zonal statistics for regions based on the TEP urban layers. As a part of this, we …

Advanced training course on Land remote sensing with the focus on Agriculture

September 16 - September 20
Université catholique de Louvain, Place de l'Université 1
Ottignies - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

This course is dedicated to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists and experts from agriculture and food security related agencies to exploit data from EO missions (e.g. the Copernicus Sentinels) for science and applications development in the domain of agriculture. Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and professionals from European countries …

Jul 22
U-TEP webinars | VISAT Version 3.0
Aug 19
U-TEP webinars | Processing on the platform
Sep 16
Advanced training course on Land remote sensing with the focus on Agriculture