Want to learn more about satellite imagery?

Welcome to our Education page!

Here you will find the examples of how you can use satellite images for analysis of different phenomena and events all around the globe. With these examples, we want to help you learn about satellite imagery and show you how to utilize some of the freely available tools for your analysis.

We are still learning about satellite imagery ourselves and whenever we come across useful materials, we include the link to it here. If you know of a good resource that should be added to the list, do let us know!

Be curious, keep exploring and you will start seeing our planet in a different light. Satellite images will help you gain new insights about Earth. Or simply amaze you with its beauty ... this we can promise.


Custom Scripts
Create Beautiful Satellite Images
Use custom scripts to create useful and beautiful satellite visualizations in EO Browser. Visit our friendly tutorial for complete beginners and learn how to create custom color composites, implement remote sensing indices and use custom color scales to display the phenomena of your interest in an informative and appealing way. 

See the tutorial

Index Tool
A guide to create and visualize satellite indices
The Index tool has a user friendly interface for creating and visualizing satellite indices by dragging and dropping bands into the equation and setting up custom visualizations with just a couple of clicks. This guide will show you how to use the feature, which options you have available and how to fine-tune your visualization. 

See the tutorial

Use cases

Air Pollution
Measuring Air Pollution from Space
Air pollution is a serious problem worldwide - especially in large urban areas. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), some 4.2 million premature deaths each year are linked to air pollution. According to data the European Environment Agency published, around 90% of city dwellers in Europe are subjected to air pollutants at levels deemed harmful.


Etna Eruption
Volcano from Space
In early spring of 2017, the biggest Sicilian volcano - Etna - awakened and erupted several times. Let's observe the event using satellite imagery. Can we find satellite images of any previous Etna eruptions?


Wildfires from Satellite Images
In recent years, we hear a lot of news about wildfires occurring in areas, where they did not occur often in the past. In spring and summer of 2018, we have witnessed the boreal forests in Siberia burning at extraordinary rates; last summer the wildfires suddenly erupted in Portugal; in September of 2017, California was in flames, with firefighters fighting more than 9000 fires and in the beginning months of 2020, wildfires in Australia have destroyed thousands of homes and more than 5 million hectares of land. We can observe them with satellite imagery.

User Guides

Third Party Data Import
Search, Order and Visualize Commercial Data with Sentinel Hub
Sentinel Hub supports Planet and Airbus third party commercial PlanetScope, Airbus Pleiades, and Airbus Spot data. They offer global daily data in high spatial resolution of 6 meters (Spot), 3 meters (PlanetScope) and 2 meters (Pleiades) for RGB and NIR channels, Pleiades additionally offering a panchromatic band in 0.5 meter resolution, with Spot panchromatic band having 1.5 meter resolution. High resolution imagery is useful for precision mapping, monitoring of vegetation or urban areas and disaster management. This tutorial will show you how to order and visualize commercial data using Postman step by step.


Links to Good Resources

Satellite Landscape

The following page is an exploratory overview of the current and upcoming sources of data, processing pipelines, and data products. It is aimed at helping non-experts explore and harness the unfolding revolution of Earth observation, with an emphasis on understanding the current capabilities and project development considerations.

Remote Sensing in Schools

Materials about the Remote Sensing basics, prepared by the University of Bonn.

Seeing Earth from Outer Space

General introduction to remote sensing with a short history. The page also contains amazing interactive visual material.

Remote Sensing Indices

A repository, that contains a collection of custom scripts for Sentinel Hub, which can be fed to the services via the URL or input directly into the custom scripting window.


ESA's Classroom Resources

The page crated under The Climate Detectives project includes inspirational resources for teachers to engage students to learn about Earth’s climate and how to monitor our planet from space. It is a great starting point for everyone entering the remote sensing field.

RUS (Research and User Support for Sentinel Core products)

A collection of on-line courses covering various topics that can be explored using satellite data. E-learning courses are good to study the remote sensing theory and the webinars will guide you step-by-step through the processing of satellite data in SNAP.

Teachers' tutorials

Born of Galileo (Danish)

Various exercises for students, in Danish language.

Remote Sensing in the Classroom - Getting Started Guide

A blog post by Pierre Markuse, that provides a quick introduction into remote sensing for teachers who would like to use satellite images in class.

Pin Repository

Explore interesting locations around the world by visiting our expanding pin library, contribute to it by adding your own exciting pins and descriptions, and share your collections with others.


Everyone can contribute to raising awareness about remote sensing. You can do it in several ways:

ESACopernicusSentinel Hub