EURAC RESEARCH – ACCADEMIA EUROPEA (IT)
The EO Open Data Science MOOC is hosted on EO-College with the title “Cubes and Clouds” https://eo-college.org/courses/cubes-and-clouds/.
This course teaches the concepts of data cubes, cloud platforms, and open science in the context of Earth Observation.
Its goal is to provide students with practical knowledge on how to effectively use EO Platforms for Open Data Science in the cloud.
At the end of the course, students will be able to develop and execute EO applications on the most commonly used cloud platforms (for EO) and to successfully apply the key principles of Openness for EO Scientific research and applications.
In particular, the course will help students to develop essential skills and knowledge in:
The course explains the concepts of data cubes, EO cloud platforms, and open science by applying them to a typical EO workflow from data discovery, and data processing up to sharing the results in an open and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) way. An engaging mixture of videos, animated content, lectures, hands-on exercises, and quizzes transmits the content.
You will learn the theoretical concepts of cloud native EO processing and have gained practical experience by conducting an end-to-end EO workflow. You will be capable of independently using cloud platforms to approach EO-related research questions and be confident in how to share research by adhering to the concepts of open science.
As proof of the acquired skills a community snow cover map is created where every participant contributes and shares his results openly and FAIR: Cubes and Clouds: Snow Cover STAC Collection
The course is now in beta-testing and will be launched in February 2024.
This course is part of ESA’s Open Science activities.