Edusat: remote sensing as an educational resource. The use of data from the Copernicus program as an innovative teaching method for students, teachers, and researchers
- Service of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (SIGTE) of the University of Girona, Spain
Keywords: global environmental change, climate change, remote sensing, ecologism
Abstract. The intensification in recent decades of scientific evidence on climate change and on the degradation of natural systems has led to increasing public awareness about the environment. In recent times, this commitment to respecting the natural environment has emerged strongly among young people. Through various platforms, entities, and slogans, students from all over the world, and belonging to different disciplines, are coming together to defend their right to have a planet that enjoys good environmental health.
The platform Edusat presented in this article aims to provide young people with empirical and quantitative learning tools to strengthen their ecology message. By means of remote sensing and through the data generated by the Copernicus program, an educational resource that analyzes the consequences of global environmental change is presented. In this context, remote sensing is a technological and transdisciplinary resource that provides young people with scientific arguments to censure the current relationship between human societies and nature.