Earth Observation

A workshop on weather forecasting, smart farming, and early detection of wildfires from space.

The majority of all launched rockets carry satellites into space. Several hundred of them are used for Earth observation - and entire constellations will follow in the next few years. Because from orbit, the Earth can be mapped down to the last corner, the weather can be observed, and more sustainability on Earth can be ensured. And because climate change affects us all, this workshop will be devoted to monitoring the vegetation of infrastructures, measuring soil moisture, and detecting forest fires at an early stage. Because all of this already works reliably from space thanks to innovative technologies. This workshop will not only discuss orbits, infrared spectroscopy, and downstream applications. We will also evaluate and interpret actual satellite data. From the observations, we will draw valuable conclusions on how to deal with the consequences of climate change.