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Welcome to our Education page!

Here you will find the examples of using satellite images for analysis of different phenomena and events happening around the globe. With these examples, we want to facilitate your learning about satellite imagery and show you how to utilize some of freely available tools for your analysis.

We are still learning about satellite imagery ourselves and whenever we come across really good materials, we include the link to it here. If you know a good resource that shall be added to the list, do let us know!

Be curios, keep exploring and you will start seeing our planet somehow differently. Satellite images will help you gain new insights about Earth. Or simply amaze you with its beauty ... this we can promise.

Custom Scripts
Create Beautiful Satellite Images
Use custom scripts to create useful and beautiful satellite visualizations in EO Browser. Visit our friendly tutorial for complete beginners and learn how to create custom color composites, implement remote sensing indices and use custom color scales to display the phenomena of your interest in an informative and appealing way. 

Use cases

Air Pollution
Measuring Air Pollution from Space
Air pollution is a serious problem worldwide - especially in large urban areas. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) some 4.2 million premature deaths each year are linked to air pollution. And according to data the European Environment Agency published, around 90% of city dwellers in Europe are subjected to air pollutants at levels deemed harmful.


Etna Eruption
Volcano from Space
In early spring 2017, biggest Sicilian volcano - Etna - awakened and erupted several times. Let's observe the event using satellite images. Can we find satellite images of any previous Etna eruptions?


Wildfires from Satellite Images
In recent years we hear a lot of news about wildfires occurring in areas where they did not occur often in past. In spring and summer 2018 we have witnessed the boreal forests in Siberia burning at extraordinary rates, last summer the wildfires suddenly erupted in Portugal, and in September 2017 California, US was in flames, firefighters were fighting with more than 9000 fires.


Links to Good Resources

Satellite Landscape

Page about exploratory overview of current and upcoming sources of data, processing pipelines, and data products. It is aimed at helping non-experts explore and harness the unfolding revolution of Earth observation, with an emphasis on understanding current capabilities and project development considerations.


Remote Sensing in Schools

Materials about basics concepts in Remote Sensing prepared by University of Bonn.


Seeing Earth from Outer Space

General introduction to remote sensing with short history. The page also contains amazing interactive visual material.


Remote sensing indices

Repository which contains a collection of custom scripts for Sentinel Hub, which can be fed to the services via the URL.



ESA's Classroom Resources

The page crated under the Climate Detectives project includes inspirational resources for teachers to engage students to learn about Earth’s climate and how to monitor our planet from space. It is a great starting point for everyone entering the remote sensing field.


RUS (Research and User Support for Sentinel Core products)

A collection of on-line courses covering various topics that can be explored using satellite data. E-learning courses are good to study the remote sensing theory and the webinars will guide you step-by-step through processing of satellite data in SNAP.

E-learning Courses RUS Webinars


Everyone can contribute to raising awareness about remote sensing. You can do it in several ways:

ESACopernicusSentinel Hub