Week 1 - Observing Climate Change from Space

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.

Week Content

Professor Martin Wooster

Professor of Earth Observation Science

Professor Alan O’Neill

Emeritus Professor of Meteorology

Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Climate Scientist and Head of the Open Oceans Research Group

Professor Andrew Shepherd

Professor of Earth Observation

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli

Senior Research Fellow

Professor Konrad Steffen

Former Director, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) (1952 - 2020)

Dr Anny Cazenave

Director of Earth Sciences at the International Space Science Institute (ISSI)

Dr Kirsten Barrett

Associate Professor in Remote Sensing

Dr Angela Benedetti

Senior Scientist

Dr Simon Boxall

Principal Teaching Fellow

Professor Stephen Briggs

Chair at Global Climate Observing System

Dr Kanta Kumari Rigaud

Lead Environmental Specialist, Climate Change Group