Online Course: ‘EO from Space: The Cryosphere’

COMING SOON (early 2021)

ESA has created a new online course, ‘EO from Space: The Cryosphere’, led by CPOM and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

Course Educators

Professor Andrew Shepherd, CPOM Director, is the lead educator on the online course alongside featured educators from CPOM, Professor Julienne Stroeve and Dr Michel Tsamados, and BAS, Professor David Vaughan.


Course Description

In this course we will introduce you to the role of satellite ‘Earth observation’ (EO) technology in monitoring the Earth’s Cryosphere and the data it produces. The Cryosphere is the portion of the Earth’s surface where water exists in solid form as glaciers, sea ice, ice caps, and areas of snow.

The first week will introduce you to EO and provide an introduction to the Cryosphere, and the challenges of monitoring it. The next 3 weeks will focus on sea ice, ice sheets & ice shelves, and mountain glaciers, rivers & lake ice and snow.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for people who want to learn more about monitoring the Earth’s Cryosphere from space and the impact of climate change on it. The course can also help decision-makers, policy-makers, educators and communicators to gain a better insight into how satellite data can help them assess the the changes occurring in the Cryosphere, in order to better support adaptation and mitigation decisions.

How do I sign up?

Click here for details of how to take this course.