Become a high-skilled geospatial professional
TimelineStarted September 2019
ThemeWater management
Funded byESA Climate Office
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The consequences of a warming climate are far-reaching and are already affecting the atmosphere, land and ocean, and altering the main cycles governing the Earth system. With impacts on the natural environment and society for generations to come, climate change is high on political, strategic, and economic agendas worldwide.

To prepare for this challenge, ITC, under the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) and Knowledge Exchange project (, has developed Educational Resources which are learning materials for educators, students, and the interested public. The educational resources target three categories: 

Climate for Schools

The inspirational classroom resources are developed to engage pupils at age 8 to 17 to learn about Earth’s changing climate and how to monitor our planet from space.

These resources are available in five languages (English and Spanish, Dutch, German and French)

Classroom resources for schools

Climate for Science Excellence

We at WRS ITC trust that education will equip the future generation of scientists and policymakers with the competencies to address and mitigate climate change.

Do you want to learn how to measure climate change? 

Do you want to predict when extreme events will hit your country again in the future?

Then, you are invited to join our courses and Training For Science Excellence. 

Tertiary education resources developed by ITC

The tertiary education courses are developed for graduates and postgraduate levels and offered in three flavours: 

  1. Self-study (Tertiary Training Kit); provides teaching and self-learning resources for teachers and students on the use of software and methods to analyse satellite-derived climate data records
  2. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC); an online course to explore how satellites are used for Earth Observation to support the climate science community and policy makers
  3. Summer School; a short summer course aiming to equip the participants with the competency of evaluating climate change using satellite data and use state-of-the-art software to analyse essential climate variables

Climate for the public

Informal, interactive, playful activities that help to facilitate understanding of climate and climate change and climate data records – with an accompanying Facilitator Guide.

These games address the main triangle of climate change and the activities of the Climate Change Initiative of Monitoring the Environment and Living things.


Games for Public

Staff Involved

Contact persons S. Salama
Project leader
dr. D.C. Chavarro Rincon
Project officer
Global impact
Water management

Many of the world’s major environmental concerns have to do with water. Potable water is getting increasingly scarce, which makes it a valuable resource to be managed wisely. Extreme weather causes excessive flooding which can often be prevented with proper by interventions. Pollution of valuable water resources and the status of precious wetlands deserve close monitoring.

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