What is Earth Observation?

You're curious about the world? Then this is the place for you. Here you'll be able to learn all there is to learn about remote sensing - the science (and art!) of observing the Earth.

You can dive head first into an illustrated course aimed at introducing remote sensing to the general public, or go straight to the glossary to look up a definition. Want to know more about satellites and the instruments they carry along on their journey around our planet? You'll find all you answers here. And if you want to know even more, browse through our 'general public' publications or check out the list of links to help you further explore the fascinating world of remote sensing. Do you prefer images? Continue your journey by exploring the Media library section which invites you to discover exhibitions, posters, videos, webstories and images with commentary.