The following compilation of resources has the purpose of providing EO4SD-FM Webinar participants with existing training material related to the use of Earth Observation for Forest Management.

These training materials are freely available and mostly come from the following sources:

  • ESA’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): a series of online courses which showcase how EO technologies and data applications work, what EO data looks like and how it can have an impact on science and application. These courses are designed for diverse audiences, from policy-makers to casual learners. (
  • EO College: A repository platform of digital learning content related to EO remote sensing and related topics. This platform includes ESA’s MOOCs. Coordinated by SAR-EDU, an initiative managed by the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. (
  • Silvacarbon’s e-learning materials: a series of e-learning materials on open tools for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) developed in collaboration with academia partners and in-kind collaboration from the private sector:( )
  • GOFC-GOLD’s REDD+ Training materials: Learning and teaching materials developed by the Global Observation for Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). (
  • GFOI’s OpenMRV: An open-source knowledge platform developed by the Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI) which provides access to forest-related MRV support resources (training materials, tool manuals and technical guidance). (
  • SERVIR Global Training Materials: Comprehensive training and workshop materials addressing critical challenges through the use of satellite data and geospatial technology. (
  • Cloud-Based Remote Sensing with Google Earth Engine Book: A free online resource that provides the basics of remote sensing as well as application examples in Google Earth Engine. (


Basic of Remote Sensing


Applications of EO for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)


Tree Cover and Forest Area Mapping


Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) Detections


Canopy Disturbance Detections


Canopy Disturbance Emissions


Mangrove Mapping


Land Use/ Land Cover Mapping