to: 15 May 2020


Libin, Belgium


ESA is dedicated to Earth Observation(EO) satellite missions and is the driving force behind the Sentinels missions, among many others, such as the small Proba-V satellite. EO satellites are vital for supporting the daily lives of people all around the globe, and will be at the forefront of efforts to confront future challenges. The remote sensing data they generate enables rapid responses to natural disasters such as flooding; the monitoring of vegetation and agriculture; optimisation of water usage; methods of preserving resources; better understanding of urban development; monitoring meteorological and environmental parameters essential to understanding the evolution of Earth’s global-scale dynamics, and the list goes on! ESA is running this Earth Observation Remote Sensing Workshop to support future generations of EO scientists.

After the success of the pilot edition in 2018, the second edition of the Earth Observation Remote Sensing Workshop will be held from 11 – 15 May 2020 in ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility at ESA ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium.

Over five days, university students will become acquainted with the basics of Remote Sensing, along with an overview of ESA’s Earth Observation satellite missions. Students will also learn about the science of radar and optical remote sensing. Delivered by retired ESA specialists and experts from academic institutions and industry, emphasis will be given to gaining practical skills and putting them to use through group exercises using actual remote sensing tools.