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ChalmersX: Sensing Planet Earth – From Core to Outer Space

Will this year be the hottest year ever? What is the current rate of global sea level rise? How fast is the rain forest disappearing? … Learn about the essential tools for measuring and monitoring our planet.

6 weeks
4–6 hours per week
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Starts Feb 22
Ends Aug 27

About this course

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In this course, we will take you on a virtual journey covering different Earth observation tools. In the course modules, we cover the most essential measurement tools for solid Earth, the atmosphere, and the biosphere. Our experts will give you first-hand insights why, where, and how those techniques are applied and they will show you how sensors work in space, on aircrafts, and on the ground.

You will be given insights on how you can use data from various sensors to better understand our living planet and how it changes. Together with your fellow learners all over the world, you will conduct joined experiments that demonstrate, how easy it is to sense the Earth’s environment. On top of that, world-renowned experts will be interviewed - telling you why they think it is so important that we study our planet.

Join us and let’s sense planet Earth together!

NOTE: This online course content has been updated in 2022.

At a glance

What you'll learn

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  • How we measure solid earth, atmosphere and biosphere
  • How to judge the quality and reliability of earth observations
  • How to compare measurement tools
  • How we apply earth observations to better understand our planet

This course is part ofFoundations of Environmental Science: Measuring and monitoring our planet Professional Certificate Program

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2 skill-building courses
Self-paced
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3 months
4 - 6 hours per week

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