Satellite Earth Observation technology provides a powerful and compelling insight into climate change which can help to underpin climate policy, scientific research and public engagement. By using Earth observation techniques, we can now monitor global environmental change on a scale that has never before been possible. Earth observation has not only revolutionised the way we perceive our home, but changed the way we understand our profound impact on the environment. This technology has brought on a transformation in the way we observe, monitor and study our planet.
But how does this technology work, and how can it achieve the essential detail and comprehensive worldwide view that we need?
Monitoring Climate from Space Course Content
In this free online course, you will join leading experts and scientists from ESA and key European research centres, to explore the science that underpins Earth observation.
The course consists of five themed weeks:
Week 1 – Observing Climate Change from Space
Weeks 2 & 3 – Earth Observation Techniques and Technology
Week 4 – Earth Observation in Action
Week 5 – Managing Earth Observation Data
This course is designed for people who want to learn more about Earth observation, climate change and monitoring climate from space. The course can also help decision makers, policy makers, educators and communicators, to gain a better insight into how satellite data can help them assess the state of our climate and its changes, in order to support climate science, and adaptation and mitigation decisions.
Summary of Main Course Features
- FREE online course
- Duration: 5 weeks
- 3 hours per week
- Certificates available
- The lead presenters on this course are: Professor Martin Wooster, King’s College London; Dr Mathias Disney, University College London; Dr Emily Shuckburgh, British Antarctic Survey; Professor Andy Shepherd, University of Leeds. Further expert insight is provided by Professor Alan O’Neill, University of Reading.