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07.06.2016

Earth Observation from Space: the Optical View

Discover how optical earth observation data is gathered and used in a free online course from the European Space Agency (ESA).

Earth observation (EO) encompasses a series of techniques that use remote sensing to monitor changes to our climate, and natural and built environment. This free online course will provide an introduction to optical Earth observation - monitoring our planet from satellites, using photography, imaging in various wavelengths, lidar and other optical sensing technologies. You’ll find out how satellite data is acquired and used, the range of data types available, and the terminology and techniques involved. The course will also provide detailed case studies of how this data is used in diverse fields, from climate science to humanitarian relief, monitoring of urban change to agriculture, and many other areas.

Read more about ESA's online course