The European Space Agency (ESA) organises a series of summer schools on Monitoring of the Earth System, which promote the exploitation of Earth observation (EO) data across disciplines, with a specific focus on their assimilation into Earth System models.
The two-week course, held in ESA-ESRIN (near Rome, Italy) during August (typically every two years), aims to provide students with an integrated end-to-end perspective going from measurement techniques to end-user applications. Courses include lectures covering issues related to Remote Sensing, Earth System Modelling and Data Assimilation as well as hands-on computing exercises on the processing of EO data. Keynote lectures on global change issues are also given to discuss the current state of the science of global change and its relationship to society in order to help students appreciate how their specific field fits into a broader scientific and political context. For more information, please see the programme.
The event is open to Early Career Scientists (i.e. Ph.D. students, young post-doctoral scientists) who are specialised in a variety of Earth Science disciplines and wish to expand and improve their knowledge and skills.
The first EO Summer School took place between 18 – 29 August 2003.
Alan O'Neill (DARC)
Bruno Carli (CNR-IFAC)
- Emission limb sounders (MIPAS)
- Radiative transfer theory (pure-gas atmosphere)
- Retrieval for emission limb sounders
Boris Khattatov (NCAR)
Claus Zehner (ESA)
Dominique Fonteyn (BIRA-IASB)
Erkki Kyrölä (FMI)
- Occultation limb sounders (GOMOS)
- Radiative transfer theory (refractive atmosphere)
- Retrieval for occultation limb sounders
François Bouttier (Meteo France)
Gilles Sommeria (WCRP)
Hendrik Elbern (University of Koeln)
Henk Eskes (KNMI)
Hennie Kelder (KNMI)
Henri Laur (ESA)
John Burrows (University of Bremen)
- Nadir sounders (GOME/SCIAMACHY)
- Radiative transfer theory (scattering effects)
- Retrieval for nadir sounders
Tony McNally (ECMWF)
William Lahoz (DARC)