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Week 1 - Overview of optical Earth observation technology and data
This week will guide learners through the basic concepts of how optical sensors acquire data, the underlying science that underpins and enables this, and examples of key missions and emerging technologies.
Week 2 - Observing the land and what lives on it
This week will look in more depth at the role and methodologies of optical EO in environmental monitoring, and will begin to introduce specific case studies of applications in areas such as deforestation and land use and water management.
Week 3 - Atmosphere and oceans
This week will delve into more detailed case studies on how optical EO is enabling critical observations of climate change impacts in real world contexts, and how this is supporting decision-making.
Week 4 - Monitoring rapid change, natural disasters and humanitarian issues
This week will look at the applications of Optical EO in monitoring short-term changes in the landscape and in human activity, including natural disasters and humanitarian crises.