Earth Observation and Geographic Information: a crucial tool to monitor and tackle climate change

EO4GEO Workshop

EO and GI: a crucial tool to monitor and tackle climate change 2021-12-07T17:21:23+00:00

Product Description

An online workshop where you will learn about the use and applications of satellite data in climate-change related challenges.

Stakeholders from the institutional, academic, and private sector will give context on the Earth Observation and Geographic Information sector and ongoing initiatives. They will also present their activities and use-cases where they are using Earth observation and geographic information to tackle climate change.

The workshop is targeted to Master and PhD European students from various backgrounds (also non-technical), young professionals and citizens.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what Earth observation and geographic information is.

  • How the data is collected, transformed, and used to solve different issues.

  • Which are the main stakeholders from the sector.

  • What type of information is available and how to retrieve it.

This image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission shows one of the many forest fires in the Sakha Republic, Siberia, on 25 July 2021. The image has been processed using the mission’s shortwave-infrared band to identify the active fires.

Credit: ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO 

BoK concepts


Workshop organised by: EIT Climate-KIC in collaboration with the EO4GEO project.


  • Eduard Escalona. Market Development Innovation Officer, The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA).
  • Andreas Kazantzidis. Professor, University of Patras
  • Diego Saez-Gil. Co-founder, Pachamas

Education level



Creation date

October 26th 2021


+    |   This online workshop consists of a video recording (duration 1:14) and a presentation.

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