Week 1: Observing Climate Change from Space
What is Earth observation? How do you observe the Earth with satellites? What is the added value of the view from space? This week aims to introduce you to the basic concepts of how earth observation data is acquired from satellites, the underlying science that enables this and what it can help us to do.
In this video, Professor Martin Wooster will guide you through some of the basic principles used to observe the Earth from space.
This video explains why Earth observation is essential in climate policy and planning
This video provides a range of examples of the types of climate-related observations now being made from Space
In this video Dr Stephen Briggs introduces the concept of Essential Climate Variables and ESA’s Climate Change Initiative