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What is Earth observation? How do you observe the Earth with satellites? What is the added value of the view from space? This week aims to introduce you to the basic concepts of how Earth observation data is acquired from satellites, the underlying science that enables this and what it can help us to do.
This week covers the methods and technologies for observing and accumulating evidence about climate change, its impacts and its potential solutions, focusing this week on the Atmosphere and the Land. Find out about how greenhouse gases and aerosols are measured in the atmosphere, and what we can learn from monitoring changes in vegetation.
This week covers part two of our in-depth look at the techniques and technology for observing and accumulating evidence about climate change, its impacts and its potential solutions. This week focuses on the Oceans and Ice. Discover the importance of observing the cryosphere and the oceans from space, the role of satellites in monitoring phytoplankton, and some of the key data sets from the CryoSat-2 mission.
This final week of the course will look at how Earth observation data are managed, the current methods used, and some of the future challenges for handling and accessing large amounts of EO data. It will finish with a recap of the course themes, exploring the evolving role of Earth observation in climate and environmental monitoring.