Developing measurement skills across the Earth Observation community
Accurate and trusted measurements of sensitive climate indicators will improve climate models and allow policy makers to implement mitigation measures successfully. Tailored training for scientists, engineers and managers is needed to improve and develop the metrological skills of the Earth Observation (EO) community. ESA believes such training is essential to meet the need for increased awareness and understanding of the importance of traceability to the International System of Units (SI), and improved skills in assessing and calculating uncertainties in EO. In line with this, EMRP project MetEOC created a two-day training course on ‘Uncertainty Analysis for Earth Observation’ which was delivered in the UK to 40 people from across Europe. This project will maximise the reach of the training course by developing a globally-accessible e-learning training course. This will enable the metrological knowledge to be transferred more widely across the EO community, upskilling a wide range of technical experts from a variety of professional backgrounds. It will be relevant to instrument builders, data collectors, data processors, interpretation scientists and policy makers.