The European Space Agency (ESA) introduced a free online course, featuring scientists and experts from ESA and other European research centers, to educate people about the science behind Earth observation (EO), and how it can help detect and monitor global climate change.
Beginning on Nov. 30, 2015, the five-week course will examine recent and current satellite missions and explore how the data are being used in local and international policies and planning.
According to ESA, the course is designed for people who want to learn more about Earth observation, climate change and monitoring climate from space. The course can also help decision makers, policy makers, educators and communicators to gain a better insight into how satellite data can help them assess the state of our climate and its changes in order to support climate science, and adaptation and mitigation decisions.
Those who complete the course can obtain a Statement of Participation. To enroll or find additional information, visit www.futurelearn.com/courses/climate-from-space.