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EO Summer School 8

01-Aug - 12-Aug 2016

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 eighth EO Summer School took place between 1 – 12 August, 2016.


Nektarios Chrysoulakis (FORTH)


Maria Brovelli (Politecnico di Milano)


Heather Leson (Qatar Computing Research Institute)


Angela Benedetti (ECMWF)


Eberhard Parlow (University of Basel)


Bertrand Chapron (Ifremer)


Tim Wright (Leeds University)


Lorenzo Bruzonne (University of Trento)

  • Change detection
    • Change detection in multispectral images
    • Change detection in SAR images
    • Challenges in change detection


Amos Lawless (University of Reading)


Antonello Provenzale (CNR)


Jean-Philippe Gastellu-Etchegorry (CESBIO)


Michel Van Roozendael (BIRA-IASB)


Phil Browne (University Of Reading), Adam El-Said (University Of Reading), Nicola Pounder (Assimila), Jose Gomez (University College London)


Chris Stewart (RSAC c/o ESA), Michael Foumelis (RSAC c/o ESA), Andrea Minchella (Satellite Applications Catapult), Zina Mitraka (FORTH), Valborg Byfield (University of Southampton), Eleni Tzortzi (University of Exeter)