ESA Advanced Cryosphere Training Course 2016

ESA is holding a new advanced Cryosphere Training Course devoted to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions for science and applications development. Postgraduate and postdoctoral research scientists, and users from European countries and Canada interested in cryosphere remote sensing and its applications, are invited to apply to the 5 day course which will be held at the University of Leeds, UK from 12 to 16 September 2016.  Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply and participate in the course subject to space availability. The official language of the course is English.


The course aims to:

  • Train the next generation of European and Canadian Principal Investigators (PIs);
  • Explain theoretical principles, processing algorithms, data products and their use in applications;
  • Introduce tools and methods for the exploitation of EO satellite data, in particular from the Sentinels.
  • Stimulate and support the exploitation of ESA EO and Third Party Mission data for remote sensing science and its applications to the cryosphere.


There are no participation fees, but participants are expected to finance their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Additional information

Updated programme page and info on credits.

Logistics page with hotel info

Application interface