EO Summer School 3

31 Jul - 11 Aug 2006

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 third EO Summer School took place between 31 July - 11 August 2006. 


Michel Verstraete (JRC-IES)


Pierre Brasseur (LEGI)


Olivier Talagrand (LMD)


Bob Scholes (CSIR)


David Barber (University of Manitoba)


Jean-Noël Thépaut (ECMWF)


Richard Rood (University of Michigan)


Bob Su (ITC)


Keith Haines (NERC-ESSC)


Filippo Giorgi (ICTP)


Hartmut Grassl (Max-Planck-Institut)


Andy Shepherd (University of Edinburgh)


Pierre-Philippe Mathieu (ESA)



Remote Sensing Tutorial (Bilko)

Val Byfield, Doug McNeall and David Poulter (NOC)

  • Synergistic use of altimetry and sea surface temperature (SST) measurements (AATSR) to study ocean eddies
  • Productivity of coastal upwelling systems from MERIS, AATSR and other sensors
  • Medspiration: Precise Mediterranean sea surface temperatures from multiple satellite sources
  • Cloud clearing in surface temperature images


Data Assimilation Tutorial

Stefano Migliorini and Amos Lawless (DARC)