3rd EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing in Education and Training

Conference Site: www.earsel.org/SIG/ET/3rd-workshop/index.php

Remote sensing of the earth covers many topics that are significant for all natural science disciplines in school and university curricula. Satellite imagery and data derived from satellite sensors are available for studies of local phenomena around schools, up to large-scale perspectives showing the diversity of nature in the various climate regions on earth. This allows thus to point out the dependence between local and global scales. Remote sensing data are used to observe and understand actual conditions on earth, but they also allow us to outline the methods for predicting future developments – e.g. of the climate system – with models.
All relevant institutions and interested individuals are invited to participate. In particular the workshop is also addressed to the Global Environment and Security (GMES) programme of the European Commission and the European Space Agency. The success of GMES services and information products, especially in the fields of environment, climate change and natural disasters depends on specific training activities which include remote sensing for earth observation as a core element.


  • Earth observation for kids
  • Earth observation and its associated use to support science education at schools, high schools and universities
  • Environmental science as a tool in cooperative learning and teaching, in enquiry-based learning and in other educational practices for tomorrow’s schools
  • Earth observation and its use as educational support in areas like biology, chemistry, geography, physics and mathematics curricula in the classroom but also in continuous individual learning
  • Training activities in GMES, with a focus on environment, climate change and natural disasters, in GEOSS, and other international programmes
  • Earth observation and its use for public outreach of Environmental Sciences and Global Change