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