Within this section, you can find resources showing how to make the best of the RUS Service with regard to your expectations.

These resources are organised by type and include third-party materials and information that are considered relevant to the RUS users. They will also be regularly completed with new materials prepared for the training sessions the RUS Training Team is in charge of.

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Copernicus

The Copernicus programme provides services that are based on satellite and in-situ data observations. Such services provide near-real-time data at global scale that are also compatible with regional and local scales, and this for a better understanding and sustainable management of the Earth.

For additional information on the six thematic streams of the Copernicus services (Atmosphere, Marine, Land, Climate, Emergency, Security), you can watch the demonstration video introducing the Copernicus programme or visit the official Copernicus website.

Next tab provides information on the Sentinel constellations that deliver core datasets for the Copernicus services.

Sentinels

The European Space Agency (ESA) is developing the Sentinels, a series of Earth observation missions in the frame of the Copernicus programme. The objective of the Sentinel programme is to ensure the continuity of observations in relation to Atmospheric, Ocean and Land monitoring.

The Sentinel Online website provides information on each Sentinel mission, but also resources such as user and technical guides, and application examples organised by thematic areas.

Tools

  • Orfeo Toolbox (OTB): Open Source processing of remote sensing images accessible from Monteverdi, QGIS, Python, the command line or C++
    Access online manual here.
  • QuantumGIS (QGIS): Free and Open Source Geographic Information System
    Access online manual here.
  • GDAL: Geospatial data format translator library
    Access online manual here.
  • MPICH: A portable implementation of MPI, a standard for message-passing for distributed-memory applications used in parallel computing
    Access online manual here.
  • OpenMP: Provides a portable, scalable model for developers of shared memory parallel applications
    Access online manual here.

 

Tutorials

General tutorials

 

RUS Lectures

More resources

LacoWiki platform: Online land cover/ land use accuracy assessment tools developed by IIASA