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AFRICA Atlas of Our Changing Environment
The UNEP Atlas of our changing environment

The European Earth Observation Web Site for Secondary Schools

Landsat Education
Landsat Education offers a wide range of resources, including Landsat images, animations, K-14 classroom exercises, data tutorials, fact sheets, and more

Regional education centers of the UN
The list of Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education Affiliated to the United Nations

TIGER Capacity Building Facility
The Facility is responsible for setting up a capacity building and training programme in support of research in the TIGER initiative.

USGS Earthshots
An ebook of before-and-after Landsat images (1972-present), showing recent environmental events and introducing remote sensing


A multi-purpose environmental analysis system designed by the US Environmental Protection Agency that integrates a geographical information system (GIS), national (US) watershed data, and state-of-the-art environmental assessment and modeling tools

A complete system supported by UNESCO for learning and teaching remote sensing image analysis skills. It focuses on oceanography and coastal management, but may be applied to the analysis of any image in an appropriate format, and include a wide range of standard image processing functions

The Delft object-oriented radar interferometric software, an Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) processor working with ERS. SAR; ENVISAT.ASAR, JERS-1.SAR and RADARSAT.SAR data

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
Used for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring

Geographic Resources Analysis Support System: it is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for data management, image processing, graphics production, spatial modelling, and visualization of many types of data

ILWIS integrates image, vector and thematic data in one unique and powerful desktop package. It delivers a wide range of features including import/export, digitizing, editing, analysis and display of data, as well as production of quality maps.

A Graphic Viewer

An Image Processing Software for educational use developed for the European Earth Observation Web Site for Secondary Schools The European Earth Observation Web Site for Secondary Schools

An OpenSource development environment for constructing spatially enabled Internet-web applications

A tool allowing the generation of artificial neural network computational models (ANN) for automatic pixel-based image classification

Orfeo Toolbox
Orfeo ToolBox is an open-source project for state-of-the-art remote sensing, including a fast image viewer, apps callable from Bash, Python or QGIS, and a powerful C++ API.

Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Educational Tool aiming to facilitate the accessibility and exploitation of multi-polarised SAR datasets including Envisat ASAR Alternating Polarisation mode products

A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System

Sentinel-1 Toolbox
The Sentinel-1 Toolbox consists of a collection of processing tools, data product readers and writers and a display and analysis application to support the large archive of data from ESA SAR missions including Sentinel-1, ERS-1 & 2 and Envisat, as well as third party SAR data from ALOS PALSAR, TerraSAR-X, COSMO-SkyMed and RADARSAT-2

Sentinel-2 Toolbox
The Sentinel-2 Toolbox consists of a rich set of visualisation, analysis and processing tools for the exploitation of MSI data from the upcoming Sentinel-2 mission. As a multi-mission remote sensing toolbox, S2TBX supports the ESA missions Envisat (MERIS & AATSR), ERS (ATSR), as well as third party data from RapidEye, SPOT, MODIS (Aqua and Terra), Landsat (TM), ALOS (AVNIR & PRISM) and others. The various tools can be run from an intuitive desktop application or via a command-line interface

Statistical-Cost, Network-Flow Algorithm for Phase Unwrapping

(Soil and Water Assessment Tool) is a river basin scale model developed to quantify the impact of land management practices in large, complex watersheds

USGS Surface Water Software
Links to software developed by USGS

The open-source Water Observation and Information System (WOIS) aims to enable African water authorities the production and application of a range of satellite earth observation based information products needed for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in Africa


ESA CCI Landcover
The project aims to the generation of long-term, consistent, global data records for each Essential Climate Variable, exploiting the full range of available data sets from ESA and relevant European missions.

FAO Database and Software
Link to FAO Database and Software

FAO's Africover
How to access the Africover Database, produced at a 1:200,000 scale (1:100,000 for small countries and specific areas)

FAO's Inland water bodies in Africa
Shapefile of inland water bodies in Africa. This dataset originates from the Digital Chart of the World 1:1000000, 1998. The waterbodies for Africa have been characterized

The Geo-Wiki Project is a global network of volunteers who wish to help improve the quality of global land cover maps.

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
How to obtain shuttle topographical data

The Open Geospatial Consortium
Leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services to create open and extensible software application programming interfaces for geographic information systems (GIS) and other mainstream technologies

The USGS African HYDRO 1k
Topographical parameters (elevation, slope, flow direction/accumulation…) extracted from Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived dataOther data of interest


CEOS Agencies
The list of member or associate agencies to the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites

CEOS Cal/Val portal
Information and data for Calibration (Cal) and Validation (Val) of Earth Observation (EO) data provided by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS).

EO PI Community Portal
Submission of proposals to access EO data provided from ESA for R&D, results and links to projects exploiting data provided from ESA.

ESA and ESA TPM Products Descriptions
Provides detailed information about satellite products released by ESA

ESA Catalogues
Catalogues to search and access data provided by ESA

ESA GRID Processing on Demand (G-POD)
The ESA G-POD is a generic GRID-based operational environment where specific data handling applications can be seamlessly plugged into system.

ESA software tools
A list of multi-purpose software to facilitate search, conversion and processing of ESA and ESA TPM data

Links to NASA Earth Observing Systems data services' resources and help

Radarsat Catalogue
The National Earth Observation Data Framework (NEODF) catalogue

Sentinels Scientific Data Hub
The Sentinel Scientific Data Hub provides free and open access to a Rolling Archive of Sentinel products

The Earth Observation handbook
A number of case studies to illustrate the use of Earth observation satellites and summarises Earth observation satellite capabilities and plans, including a description of the various types of satellite missions and instruments and their applications

The ENVISAT Products Handbooks
Provides detailed information about ENVISAT instruments, data, and products

Training and Events
Training Kit
TIGER Documents

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