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EO Summer School 2

16-Aug - 26-Aug 2004

Frascati, Italy

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 second EO Summer School took place between 16 - 26 August 2004.


Alan O'Neill (DARC)


Elisabeth Gerard (Meteo France)


Anthony Hollingsworth (ECMWF)


Henk Eskes (KNMI)


Pierre Brasseur (LEGI)


Johnny Johannessen (NERSC)


Detlef Stammer (University of Hamburg)


Nadia Pinardi (University of Ravenna)


Seymour Laxon (UCL)


Mark Drinkwater (ESA/ESTEC)


Christiane Schmullius (University of Jena)


Nadine Gobron (JRC)


Wolfgang Knorr (MPI)


Shaun Quegan (University of Sheffield)


Henri Laur (ESA-ESRIN)

  • Introduction to Envisat Mission


Computing Practicals

Remote Sensing Tutorial (UNESCO-Bilko)

Naoise O'Reilly and Doug McNeal (SOC)

  • Envisat toolboxes & BILKO lessons


Data Assimilation Tutorial

Amos Lawless and Stefano Migliorini (DARC)