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EO Browser Guide

From above, satellites can collect data from sites all around the world, including places too remote to explore in person....

Learn about sea level

Learn how climate change is causing our seas to rise and how satellites have been measuring the height of the sea surface systematically since 1992.

The Carbon Cycle

Brief description In this set of three activities, students will learn about the carbon cycle and use it to identify...

Radar vision

Discover how Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission uses its radar to provide an all-weather, day-and-night supply of imagery of Earth’s surface.

Climate Change Kit

Explore ESA’s interactive Climate Change Kit   The Climate Change from Space Kit is an interactive PDF that takes the reader through...

The Electromagnetic Spectrum – Introduction

Learn about the electromagnetic spectrum and how satellites can see the invisible. Video by ESERO Germany (in English).

Satellites observe the Earth

Satellites observe the Earth using a range of wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum. Discover how we can build a more complete picture of Earth’s climate by sampling the electromagnetic spectrum at multiple wavelengths.

The Water Cycle

Brief description In this set of six activities, students will learn about the water cycle and, in particular, how water...

The Electromagnetic Spectrum – Advanced

Explore what satellites can see with their sensors and learn about the properties of the electromagnetic waves. Video by ESERO Germany (in English).

Saving lives when disasters strike

Discover how satellite images can help with disaster relief and recovery anywhere in the world.

Land-use change

Satellite images enable us to document changes in land use very precisely. Discover how satellites provide information about land use on a global scale. Video by ESERO Germany (in English).

Colour vision

Discover how satellites like Copernicus Sentinel-2 provide a new perspective of Earth’s land and vegetation.

Astro farmer

Brief description:In this set of six activities, students will investigate which factors affect plant growth, and relate these factors to...

Helping to manage water

Discover how satellites can help collecting information on water resources at over large areas.

Planetary Heat Pumps

Brief description In this set of three activities, students will learn how ocean circulation has an impact on climate. In...

The Power of Earth Observation

We are all intricately interconnected to our Earth – from the trees that provide us with oxygen, to the natural sources that shape our landscape. ESA’s Earth observation programme is at the forefront of monitoring...

Causes and Consequences

In this short video, Dr Natalie Douglas, a climate scientist, explains what could be some of the causes and consequences of climate change and why a 0.5 degree of temperature difference can be so important....

Urban Hotspots

Brief description In this set of three activities, students will learn how the built environment leads to the urban heat...

Sentinel-3 for Oceans

Discover how Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission is helping scientists to understand the overall health of our planet.

Ocean views

Ice and snow can be a hot topic when talking about climate. The polar regions are very fragile and can tell us a lot about how Earth’s climate is changing. Andrew Shepherd of the University...

The spatial resolution

The observation of our planet with the help of satellites largely depends on the different characteristics of their sensors. The spatial resolution, that is explained in this video, is one of these characteristics. Video by...

Global Stocktake: how space drives climate action

Almost 200 countries are gathering in Dubai to attend the biggest climate event of the year. COP28 – the 2023 United Nations climate change summit – isn’t just another conference though. For the first time,...

What are the differences

In this short video, Dr Natalie Douglas, a climate scientist, explains the difference between weather, climate variability and climate change. Natalie is a Teaching and Research Fellow at the University of Surrey and is collaborating...

Teacher Guide

The Climate Detectives Teacher’s Guide provides a set of steps and approaches that teachers might employ with students to ensure...

Images from Space

Learn how satellites can help us monitoring our planet. Video by ESERO Germany (in English).

The spectral resolution

Earth observation satellites are guardians of our planet. Thanks to remote sensing technology and daily data collection, researchers are able to better monitor our planet’s oceans and rising sea levels from space. ESA senior advisor...