ITC maintains a number of earth observation sites to support education and research. These earth observation sites are part of a global network: the 'Global Earth Observation System of Systems' (GEOSS). 

These sites are part of our effort to guarantee ITC's successful and sustained contribution to GEOSS and contribute to two competences to: 

  • offer advanced earth observation courses as requested in the GEOSS social benefit areas
  • conduct fundamental research using both space-based and in situ sensors to further relevant ITC expertise and application areas to meet GEOSS needs (e.g. disasters, water cycle, climate change, ecosystems, agriculture and biodiversity, relevant to ITC's expertise).