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 standard language used is English. For the webinars, the option is there to have subtitles in both English and French. Most of the presentations (.ppt) have both English and French explanatory notes.

For the content the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 is applicable which implies that credit must be given to the creator, non-commercial use is allowed and any adaptations must be shared under the same terms.


8 Forfaits téléchargeables

Au total, 8 modules de formation téléchargeables ont été élaborés. Le contenu de la plupart des chapitres de MOOC, des webinaires, des formations en ligne et en face à face est dérivé de ces modules de formation. Les packages sont destinés à être utilisés dans les programmes de niveau MSc dans le domaine de l’OT pour l’eau et la sécurité alimentaire. Tous les paquets utilisent des logiciels libres et ouverts.

Les modules de formation ont été développés dans le cadre de la Facilité de recherche et développement EOAFRICA. La langue standard utilisée est l’anglais. Pour les webinaires l’option est là pour avoir des sous-titres en français. La plupart des présentations (.ppt) ont des notes explicatives en anglais et en français.

Pour le contenu, la licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 s’applique, ce qui implique que le crédit doit être donné au créateur, que l’utilisation non commerciale est autorisée et que toutes les adaptations doivent être partagées selon les mêmes termes.

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:

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: