Education Portfolio

The Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society’s Education portfolio offers a diverse range of activities aimed at fostering knowledge and skills in the field of geoscience and remote sensing. These activities include the GRSS Schools program, GRSS Education and Training Series, Student Grand Challenges, and High School and Undergraduate Outreach Program. These activities and initiatives are designed to engage students at all levels and provide valuable learning opportunities. 

We offer a variety of resources for individuals interested in remote sensing, including educational resources with some offering IEEE continuing education credits, books on remote sensing, tutorials and documents, as well as resources from the GRSS Resource Center and IEEE Learning Network (ILN)

Join us in exploring the world of geoscience and remote sensing through our educational offerings.

GRSS Certified Education and Training 

The IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Certified Education and Training is a series of informative and current educational lectures on the fundamentals of remote sensing science and technology. These trainings are broadcast live and recorded to be made available on-demand on the IEEE GRSS Resource Center (RC) and the IEEE Learning Network IEEE (ILN). The RC platform provides an archive of tutorials and webinars on remote sensing topics while the ILN platform provides a more diverse selection of online courses from various IEEE societies. Completing online courses and webinar sessions also awards IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Hours (PDH). All educational webinars and IEEE certifications are free for GRSS members.

Access the GRSS Resource Center.

Access the IEEE Learning Network.

Call for Proposals: Call for Educators 

If you are interested in proposing an educational training module, please see the instructions in the training template and submit the completed form to


GRSS Schools

IEEE GRSS provides multiple international/local schools for students and young professionals. Our goal is to provide specialized lectures and hands-on training to future experts in geoscience and remote sensing. This is a great opportunity for students to learn essential knowledge from basic to advanced from the world’s top researchers.

You may view a list of past and upcoming schools here.

Student Grand Challenges

IEEE GRSS is an international professional Society that seeks to engage students and young professionals in contributing to the solution of complex engineering problems within the scope of the Student Grand Challenges. IEEE GRSS has sponsored multiple Student Grand Challenges related to remote sensing based on drones or remotely piloted aircraft systems, nanosatellite payloads, and marine plastic litter monitoring.

Learn more about current and past challenges.

High School and Undergraduate Outreach Program

The GRSS High School and Undergraduate Outreach Program is dedicated to nurturing learning and development in the next generation. Our primary objective is to cultivate final-year students’ passion for STEM education, equipping them for future careers and providing exposure to university-level material. We strive to bridge the gap for students in remote locations by connecting them with academics and programs.

Milestones Achieved 

Design and Field Experiment

Students in this program initiated a design and field experiment to build GNNS-R. GNNS-R exploits reflected navigation satellite signals from water, ice, or land surfaces.

Students acquired the necessary hardware and electronics to build their GNSS-R test equipment. They used the hardware electronics to build their GNSS-R test equipment.

This involved assembling the components and writing the necessary software. After assembly, they tested their GNSS-R test equipment in a local area before deploying it in the field. This allowed them to troubleshoot any problems and make sure the equipment was working properly.

Test Deployment:

Field Site Deployment:

Future Milestones

The program’s next milestone is a second invited lecturer/site visit by Prof. Wolfgang Rack from the University of Canterbury, a former WG lead for IFT drone-based remote sensing and cryospheric researcher.