Training Modules

Training Module
1 Principles of and advances in EO (optical and SAR)
2 Cloud Computing for EO Analyses
3 Water and Energy budgets from EO
4 Soil Moisture from Space
5 Monitoring small water bodies and floods using Sentinel-1/-2 satellites
6 Vegetation and Drought Monitoring from Space
7 Mapping and Monitoring Ecological Systems; Assessing Land Suitability
8 Crop Monitoring and Yield Estimation from Space

The eight Training Modules constitute the core of the curriculum and include:

  • 2-3 days training content
  • Webinars
  • Slides with voice over
  • Exercises
  • Case studies

8 Downloadable packages

A total of 8 downloadable training packages have been developed. The content of most of the MOOC-chapters, webinars, online and face to face trainings is derived from these training packages. The packages are intended to be used in MSc level curricula in the field of EO for water and food security. All packages use free and open-software.



The GMES & Africa Programme provides access to the separate 8 packages. The courses have been uploaded in the GMES & Africa Digital Learning Platform the content can be viewed with the self-enrolment option without facilitation from the EO Africa R&D Facility. Find the links below:


The packages are backups from Moodle in .mbz format and can easily be restored in your own Moodle course sites:

  • Go to the main page of your course
  • Click on the gear icon to the right of the course title
  • Click Restore (if you have an empty course to restore into)

More info can be found on this youtube video: https://youtu.be/qqV2Qr3eTNE

The Training Materials are zipped in three packages with a total of 8 .mbz files:

Downloadable packages

Package 1 – General

Package 2 – EO for Water Resources and Security

Package 3 – EO for Food Security

Download the Training Modules: