article / 17 October 2022

Earth Observation 101 - Part 2: What can it do?

Welcome to week 2 of our Earth Observation 101 Virtual Course, where we delve into several example applications of using Remote Sensing data.

This four-part Earth Observation 101 lecture series from Dr Cristian Rossi will explore the technologies and the algorithms behind remote sensing and gives an overview of several applications using Remote Sensing data, including practicalities about data access and processing.

The second part of this lecture series presents an overview of the many applications where remote sensing data has been used. After a general overview, we will enter more in detail into applications using optical data, with an introduction to vegetation mapping, and finally into radar applications, where we describe the complementarity of these two technologies.

Part 2 covers:

  • 2.1 A first overview
  • 2.2 Passive remote sensing applications
  • 2.3 Active remote sensing applications

If you have questions or comments, drop them in our Part 2 discussion thread!

Part 2 full premiere:


Part 2 individual videos:



This lecture series is free and allows you to move at your own pace with videos available to all on the WILDLABS YouTube channel. Course content will also be posted in the Earth Observation 101 Community WILDLABS group, where you can navigate through all the content as it is posted, engage with other participants, and reach out to the course instructor directly.


Coming up in part 3

In Part 3 we will explore two specific case studies in depth, with a description of the remote sensing process behind them.

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