Education

E-learning: online lessons on Earth Observation | Data: description of global and local datasets that we attempt to include in our platform | Library: video tutorials on platform functionalities and open online courses
  • Tutorial 1: EOClimLab Platform Intro

    Tutorial 1: EOClimLab Platform Intro

    This is the first tutorial with a brief introduction about EOCLIMLAB Platform. It is showing how to access, register as a user and login.

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  • Tutorial 2: Viewer tab functionalities

    Tutorial 2: Viewer tab functionalities

    The second tutorial is describing the functionalities in the viewer tab. This is the first part, explaining how to load a map context, how to zoom in and out, saving map contexts, scales, coordinates and other.

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  • Tutorial 3: Viewer tab – part 2

    Tutorial 3: Viewer tab – part 2

    In this video we continue to show the functionalities in the viewer tab for our platform. On the upper right side we can see the following group of buttons: workspace, tools, legend and help. If we click on Workspace, we…

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  • Tutorial 4: EOClimLab Platform Tools

    Tutorial 4: EOClimLab Platform Tools

    The forth tutorial describes the tools available in the EOClimLab platform, in the viewer tab. This tutorial is teaching you how to manage and use those tools. There are a few quite interesting tools relating to positioning, measurements and other,…

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  • Tutorial 5: EOClimLab Data Layers

    Tutorial 5: EOClimLab Data Layers

    This tutorial explains how to use the data layers in the platform. There is a multitude of sources where you can load data from. The tutorial also explain the actions available for the data layers, how you can display them…

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  • EOClimLab Platform Architecture and Tools

    EOClimLab Platform Architecture and Tool

    EOClimLab Platform Architecture and Tools, a presentation of EOClimLab Data Analytics Platform architecture and tools, PDF downloadable document. The platform is based on geOrchestra Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) software. GeOrchestra is an open source solution that bundles together several independent…

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  • Open Street Map (OSM) to geOrchestra

    Open Street Map (OSM) to geOrchestra

    This video illustrates of a rapid Proof of Concept about a Mapfishapp Addon, meant to consume and expose data from OpenStreetMap, fetched using the overpass-API.

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  • GeoNetwork Opensource – The Geospatial Metadata Catalogue

    GeoNetwork Opensource – The Geospa

    The presentation will provide an insight of the new functionality available in the latest release of the software. Publishing and managing spatial metadata using GeoNetwork opensource has become main stream in many Spatial Data Infrastructures. The project developers have made…

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  • geOrchestra : Visualiseur by Camptocamp Geospatial Solutions (French)

    geOrchestra : Visualiseur by Camptocamp

    Le projet geOrchestra intègre les meilleurs composants cartographiques du web dans une Infrastructure de Données Géographique (IDG) riche en fonctionnalités, libre, interopérable et facilement réutilisable. geOrchestra propose une solution clef en main pour publier et partager vos données spatiales sur…

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  • geOrchestra navigation and zooming

    geOrchestra navigation and zooming

    Tutorial showing map navigation and zooming functions.

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  • geOrchestra – browser tests using Capybara

    geOrchestra – browser tests using

    This video illustrates of some basic scenarios for geOrchestra testing that could be developped, making sure that the key features of the SDI still function across changes.

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  • Monitoring the Oceans from Space

    Monitoring the Oceans from Space

    Monitoring the Oceans from Space Explore our oceans from space. Discover how Earth observation allows us to monitor ocean health, and inform policy and planning. This free online course will provide an introduction to ocean monitoring Earth Observation (EO) satellite data, and…

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  • Monitoring Climate from Space

    Monitoring Climate from Space

    Monitoring Climate from Space Free Online course https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/climate-from-space Explore our planet from space and learn how Earth observation is used to monitor climate change, with this free online course. Satellite Earth Observation technology provides a powerful and compelling insight into climate change…

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  • The INSPIRE Directive: a brief description

    The INSPIRE Directive: a brief descripti

    The INSPIRE Directive: a brief description What is the INSPIRE Directive? Through the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE), the European Union has created common standards to facilitate the exchange of information and data between the local,…

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  • Earth Observation from Space: the Optical View

    Earth Observation from Space: the Optica

    Earth Observation from Space: the Optical View Earth observation (EO) encompasses a series of techniques that use remote sensing to monitor changes to our climate, and natural and built environment. Get an introduction to optical Earth observation This free online…

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  • Earth Imagery at Work

    Earth Imagery at Work

    Earth Imagery at Work https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/57aba196cbc441087e0d2395/earth-imagery-at-work/ Digital images of earth's surface produced by remote sensing are the basis of modern mapping. They are also used to create valuable information products across a spectrum of industries. This free online course is for…

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  • Learning Earth Observation with ESA

    Learning Earth Observation with ESA

    Learning Earth Observation with ESA http://www.learn-eo.org A holistic framework for EO education, lessons on different EO applications, over 200 data sets with description, new powerful version of the UNESCO Bilko software, resource library with extra information and tools, support for…

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  • Glass – Lesson 10. Assessing ecological status according to the WFD

    Glass – Lesson 10. Assessing ecolo

    Lesson 10. Assessing ecological status according to the WFD  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/gl10/  Lakes are valuable resources whose protection in the European Union is regulated by the Water Framework Directive (WFD). This forces Member States to systematically monitor all natural and artificial lakes…

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  • Glass – Lesson 9. Mine tailing ponds

    Glass – Lesson 9. Mine tailing pon

    Lesson 9. Mine tailing ponds  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/gl9/  World wide there are hundreds of thousands of mine tailing ponds, some well maintained, others abandoned and not well documented. The first step in monitoring the risk from such ponds is to locate them…

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  • Glass – Lesson 8. Lakes with a high concentration of humic substances

    Glass – Lesson 8. Lakes with a hig

    Lesson 8. Lakes with a high concentration of humic substances  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/gl8/  High concentrations of humic substances leads to strong absorption of light in the blue and green parts of the spectrum, so that the remaining colour is yellow/red/brownish and dark.…

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  • Glass – Lesson 7. Assessing color of lakes influenced by glacier dynamics in the Mount Everest Region

    Glass – Lesson 7. Assessing color

    Lesson 7. Assessing color of lakes influenced by glacier dynamics in the Mount Everest Region  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/gl7/  Glacial lakes are strongly influenced by glacier dynamics that are sensitive to climate change. Increasing melting rates can increase both the number and size…

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  • Glass – Lesson 6. Shallow turbid lakes

    Glass – Lesson 6. Shallow turbid l

    Lesson 6. Shallow turbid lakes  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/gl6/  In shallow lakes waves can easily mix this bottom material up into the water column. High turbidity can make these lakes less attractive for recreation, and for fish and birds that need to see…

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  • Glass – Lesson 5. Phytoplankton phenology in deep clear lakes

    Glass – Lesson 5. Phytoplankton ph

    Lesson 5. Phytoplankton phenology in deep clear lakes  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/gl5/ Phytoplankton are at the base of aquatic food webs, so their biomass is coupled to all upper trophic levels. However, phytoplankton biomass is sensitive to environmental change, with shifts in the…

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  • Glass – Lesson 4. Assessing trophic status tendency from 10-years observation from MERIS

    Glass – Lesson 4. Assessing trophi

    Lesson 4. Assessing trophic status tendency from 10-years observation from MERIS  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/gl4/  Deep clear lakes are less vulnerable to eutrophication than small shallow lakes, but a continuous input of nutrients can lead to increasing eutrophication. This lesson shows how we…

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  • Glass – Lesson 3: Eutrophic lakes

    Glass – Lesson 3: Eutrophic lakes

    Lesson 3: Eutrophic lakes  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/gl3/ There is a world-wide need to monitor eutrophication and algal blooms. Earth observation give good coverage both in spatial and temporal scale for evaluation of in-water constituents in the water bodies. The lessons shows how…

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  • Glass – Lesson 2: Tools for GLaSS data analysis

    Glass – Lesson 2: Tools for GLaSS

    Lesson 2: Tools for GLaSS data analysis  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/gl2/  Lesson designed to familiarize EO data users with the tools developed for the GLaSS project that are available in BEAM/SNAP. These tools are focused on image classification and statistical analysis of data.…

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  • GLASS – Lesson 1: EO data handling

    GLASS – Lesson 1: EO data handling

    Lesson 1: EO data handling  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/gl1/  The Sentinel 2 and 3 data handling session introduces the spatial, temporal, spectral and format specifications of the European multispectral high resolution sensors Sentinel 2 and 3 of the Copernicus programme as well as…

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  • Global Lakes Sentinel Services Project | The GLaSS Project

    Global Lakes Sentinel Services Project |

    Global Lakes Sentinel Services Project The GLaSS Project  Monitoring of water quality of inland waters is important in every days life, for drinking water, transport, recreation, agriculture (including drinking water for cattle and or irrigation) and for ecology. Water samples…

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  • GeOrchestra

    GeOrchestra

    GeOrchestra geOrchestra is a free, modular and interoperable Spatial Data Infrastructure software born in 2009 to meet the requirements of the INSPIRE directive in Europe. geOrchestra’s core features a security proxy and a single-sign-on authentication system. Next to this core…

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  • Lesson 10. Monitoring soil moisture

    Lesson 10. Monitoring soil moisture

    Lesson 10. Monitoring soil moisture  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/l10/  Soil moisture is a key variable for understanding global water and energy budgets. It controls the redistribution of rainfall into infiltration, surface runoff and evaporation at the earth surface, and also has a strong…

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  • Lesson 9. Land cover mapping

    Lesson 9. Land cover mapping

    Lesson 9. Land cover mapping  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/l9/  Land cover data is required for conservation, land resource planning, and studies of biodiversity and environmental change. The only feasible way of obtaining such information for large areas over several years is with satellites.…

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  • Lesson 8. Monitoring urban growth

    Lesson 8. Monitoring urban growth

    Lesson 8. Monitoring urban growth  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/l8/  Satellite observations are a valuable tool for updating urban maps and analysing settlement dynamics - both important for planning sustainable development. The ERS-Envisat SAR archive provides a unique source of data that can be…

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  • Lesson 7. Forest monitoring

    Lesson 7. Forest monitoring

    Lesson 7. Forest monitoring  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/l7/  Optical satellite data have been used successfully to map fire scars and post-fire recovery, but are limited by cloud cover. C-band space-borne radar can 'see' through cloud, and has the potential for assessing the extent…

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  • Lesson 6. Monitoring Arctic sea ice

    Lesson 6. Monitoring Arctic sea ice

    Lesson 6. Monitoring Arctic sea ice  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/l6/  The Arctic is one of the areas where the impacts of global climate change are strongest. It is also an area which is quite difficult to measure in situ and thus one where…

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  • Lesson 5. Observing Earth gravity: the geoid and its use to compute ocean dynamic topography

    Lesson 5. Observing Earth gravity: the g

    Lesson 5. Observing Earth gravity: the geoid and its use to compute ocean dynamic topography  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/l5/  Gravimetric satellites, including GOCE, have improved our knowledge of the geoid. As a result we are now able to calculate the mean ocean currents…

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  • Lesson 4. Monitoring Atlantic storms

    Lesson 4. Monitoring Atlantic storms

    Lesson 4. Monitoring Atlantic storms  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/l4/  Significant wave height is a by-product of measuring sea surface height from satellites. Even if the orbit repeat times of altimetry satellites means we cannot measure wave heights for all storms, many impressive examples…

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  • Lesson 3: El Niño and the Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

    Lesson 3: El Niño and the Southern Oscil

    Lesson 3: El Niño and the Southern Oscillation (ENSO)  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/l3/  El Niño is one of the most famous phenomena in the ocean-atmosphere system. In the ocean it affects sea surface height and ocean temperature. In the atmosphere it affects the…

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  • ESA LearnEO!  Lesson 2: Monitoring Marine Oil Pollution

    ESA LearnEO! Lesson 2: Monitoring Marin

    ESA LearnEO! Lesson 2: Monitoring Marine Oil Pollution  http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/l2/ SAR (synthetic aperture radar) is a well established tool for detecting oil on the sea surface. More recently optical sensors such as MERIS and MODIS are also used, particularly in the…

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  • ESA LearnEO! Lesson 1: Observing the Amazon River Plume

    ESA LearnEO! Lesson 1: Observing the Ama

    ESA LearnEO! Lesson 1: Observing the Amazon River Plume http://www.learn-eo.org/lessons/l1/ Measurement of sea surface salinity (SSS) from space began with the launch of the ESA Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite in November 2009. One of the most obvious…

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  • ESA Academy

    ESA Academy

    http://www.esa.int/Education/ESA_Academy/What_is_the_ESA_Academy The ESA Academy is ESA's overarching educational programme for university students from ESA Member and Cooperating States.*  Through a tailored transfer of space know-how and interaction with space professionals, the ESA Academy takes the students through a learning path…

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  • WORLDCLIM

    WORLDCLIM

    WORLDCLIM DATA SOURCE Global Datasets of temperatures, precipitations and bioclimatic variables on very high resolution POTENTIAL USE CASES Provides climate data for: Current conditions (interpolations of observed data, representative of 1960-1990) Future conditions: downscaled global climate model (GCM) data from…

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  • WMO

    WMO

    WMO DATA SOURCE Global Several datasets: Atmosphere (surface, upper air, composition), ocean, terrestrial, space POTENTIAL USE CASES provides access to data, metadata and information from GCOS and partner observing systems, for: Monitoring the climate system Detecting and attributing climate change…

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  • OPENSTREETMAP

    OPENSTREETMAP

    OPENSTREETMAP DATA SOURCE  Global Open source map updated by local amateur cartographists POTENTIAL USE CASES Provides GIS data worldwide. ACCESS LINK https://www.openstreetmap.org LICENCE The data of openstreetmap are published under Open Data Commons Open Database (ODbL) license DATA FORMAT http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_file_formats…

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  • NOOA

    NOOA

    NOOA DATA SOURCE Global Very large scope of Climate data (temperature, winds, extreme events, etc…), one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data POTENTIAL USE CASES maximize the use of climatic and natural…

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  • NATURAL EARTH DATA

    NATURAL EARTH DATA

    NATURAL EARTH DATA DATA SOURCE Global Cultural, physical and raster datasets on different scales (1:10m, 1:50m, 1:110m): borders, roads & railroads, seas, airports, different other topics) POTENTIAL USE CASES for preparation of variety of visually maps with cartography or GIS…

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  • NATURA 2000

    NATURA 2000

    NATURA 2000 DATA SOURCE Global Natura 2000 (an EU-wide network of nature protection areas established under the 1992 Habitats Directive) is the centerpiece of EU nature & biodiversity policy. The aim of the network is to assure the long-term survival…

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  • MAPCRUZIN

    MAPCRUZIN

    MAPCRUZIN DATA SOURCE Global GIS (geographic information system) local files among them: Weather, energy, climate change, education, etc. POTENTIAL USE CASES provides GIS files and custom GIS shape-file. ACCESS LINK http://www.mapcruzin.com/do-it-yourself-gis-maps-shapefiles/

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  • KOEPPEN – GEIGER

    KOEPPEN – GEIGER

    KOEPPEN - GEIGER DATA SOURCE Global Data (Zipped ASCII files, GIS compatible, KMZ, processed maps and reports on climate shift (temperature and precipitation) POTENTIAL USE CASES Provides global data, world maps and computer animations of Köppen-Geiger climate classification published by…

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  • GeostatPopulation

    GeostatPopulation

    GeostatPopulation DATA SOURCE GLOBAL GeostatPopulation grid 1km POTENTIAL USE CASES Compare population to pollution, poverty information and others ACCESS LINK http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/gisco/geodata/reference-data/population-distribution-demography

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  • EEA – EUROPA

    EEA – EUROPA

    EEA - EUROPA DATA SOURCE Global Datasets, maps, interactive maps concerning composition of atmosphere, water, animal population etc.. Very important is the list of their data providers (several hundreds) : http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data-providers-and-partners#c5=all&c0=5&b_start=0 POTENTIAL USE CASES Provides information on the environment. COUNTRY…

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  • Atmosphere Monitoring Services

    Atmosphere Monitoring Services

    Atmosphere Monitoring Services  DATA SOURCE Global Satellite data readings – near real time or real time: Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide, N2O, NH3, Nitric oxide, Nitrogen dioxide, Nitrogen oxides, Sulfur dioxide, Surface solar irradiation, UV index, Dust POTENTIAL USE CASES Please…

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  • Land Monitoring Services

    Land Monitoring Services

    DATA SOURCE Global High Resolution satellite imagery forms the input for the creation of many information products and services, such as land cover maps or high resolution layers on land cover characteristics. Having all the satellite imagery available to cover…

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