Online EO for everyone: MOOCs, webinars and video tutorials

ESA has developed several Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), with more to come in the future. Access these and more webinars and video tutorials for free.

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

ESA’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) show how EO technology and data applications work, what the data looks like and how it can have impact in both science and on the ground through real-world case studies.

They are designed to welcome students from all paths of life: from scientists to policy-makers, teachers, or other professional, as well as school or university students or casual learners.

Each course lasts several weeks, and breaks the mould of conventional education by blending data, video, apps and on-line materials. The learning experience can be can be personalised thanks to its social aspect (with online discussions and feedback from educators) and to the use of optional materials.

How can you use remote sensing to measure and monitor the atmosphere?

An introduction to optical Earth observation: monitoring our planet from satellites, using photography, imaging in various wavelengths, lidar and other optical sensing technologies

A series of interviews with leading experts across Earth Observation and related technologies

A series of online learning materials suitable for anybody interested in the potential of remote sensing technologies for applications over land surfaces.

How does EO work, and how can it achieve the essential detail and comprehensive worldwide view that we need for climate monitoring

Five short online lessons suitable for anybody with a basic background on SAR and interested in Canadian SAR applications.

MOOC on EO Cloud computing, open science, and earth system data science.

Echoes in Space is suitable for anybody interested in getting an introduction to Radar images or looking to dive into the topic

A series of videos and quizzes suitable for anybody interested in the topic.

Learn about the role of satellite ‘Earth observation’ (EO) technology in monitoring the Earth's Cryosphere and the data it produces

Learn about the use of EO in reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger: ‘End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture’

Cutting-edge technology and satellite climate data to help measure and mitigate climate change.

Learn how Earth Observation is used in a wide range of real-world sustainable development and development assistance activities across the globe.

You’ll look at the measurements made possible by Earth Observation (EO) satellites like Cryosat, the technologies and techniques involved, the data generated, and its uses and challenges



ESA Training Course on Arctic Methane and Permafrost 2024 at Svalbard Science Centre, Norway

September 9 - September 14

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Earth Observation (EO) training course in collaboration with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System, SIOS. The course will take place from 9-14 September 2024 at the Svalbard Science Centre in Svalbard, Norway. The training is designed to promote and …


September 16 - September 20
University of Innsbruck, CCampus “Universitätsstraße” – Sowi
Innsbruck, Austria

Background The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with the focus on Snow and Glaciers in collaboration with the University of Innsbruck. This course is dedicated to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists and experts, working in the domains of snow and glaciers, in using data from Copernicus …

Terrestrial Carbon Community Assimilation System (TCCAS) training

October 7 - October 8
ESA-ESRIN, Largo Galileo Galilei, 1
Frascati, RM 00044 Italy

Join for an in-depth exploration of terrestrial carbon cycles, featuring expert lectures and practical sessions. This event, organised by ESA’s Carbon Science Cluster, AIMES, and the Terrestrial Carbon Community Assimilation System (TCCAS) project team is tailored for a diverse audience, from students to senior researchers/professors, providing valuable insights and hands-on experience in a collaborative environment. …

Sep 09
ESA Training Course on Arctic Methane and Permafrost 2024 at Svalbard Science Centre, Norway
Sep 16
Oct 07
Terrestrial Carbon Community Assimilation System (TCCAS) training