ESA Training Course

8th ESA Training Course on Radar and Optical Remote Sensing, 5 - 9 September, 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organizing a series of technical and scientific trainings that are aimed at the promotion and dissemination of Earth Observation (EO) technology in a variety of science and industrial fields.

ESA in cooperation with the Institute for Environmental Solutions organized the Training Course on Radar and Optical Remote Sensing that was addressed to participants from universities, scientific communities, institutions and organisations that use geoinformation. The course provided participants with an introduction to radar and optical remote sensing technology as well as examples of end –user applications of this technique within the environmental field.

The course was aimed to researchers, MSc and PhD students and professionals from Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia (PECS – Plan for European Cooperating States) that use EO technology within their daily work and wanted to improve their knowledge of radar and optical remote sensing.

The ESA Training Course on Radar and Optical Remote Sensing took place in Cēsis, from 5 to 9 September

Venue: Vidzeme Regional Concert Hall “Cesis”, Chamber Auditorium

Cēsis is a charming city in Latvia located in the northern part of the country, only 90 kilometres from Riga. Built in the 13th century Cēsis fuses together medieval history and contemporary culture. With rich cultural heritage, marvellous natural scenery and warm hospitality Cēsis has become a centre of culture, tourism and education.

High resolution RGB image of Cēsis acquired by flying laboratory ARSENAL. Image: IES”


  • ESA
  • Francesco Sarti
  • Institute for Environmental solutions (IES)
  • Inese Suija – Markova
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia
  • Kaspars Karolis