Practise on the GMES and Africa eStations with the videotutorials of JRC

The European Union Joint Research Centre (JRC) recently finalized a set of video tutorials, in English and French, to guide the Users in the exploitation of the G&A eStation application.

The eStation 2.0 is an Earth Observation processing system developed by the JRC since year 2009. The eStation is designed to automatically deal with the acquisition, processing, visualization and analysis of key environmental parameters derived from remotely sensed data... 

In addition to the processing services, the eStation offers a highly customized web client, made available to different end-users for computing ad-hoc thematic products and environmental indicators. All processing steps are easily configurable allowing the user to modify the generated environmental indicators and to implement new ones.
The eStation has been distributed to the Regional and National Centres in all sub-Saharan African countries involved in the MESA project (Monitoring of Environment and Security in Africa), and is being further developed and customized for the beneficiaries of the GMES & Africa support program.


Training of  G&A Marine and Coastal Thematicians delivered by JRC - Ispra, in October 2018

This is a first step in the effort to provide support and contribute to 'capacity building' in view of the current difficulties in having more traditional training sessions (A training session was planned in Nairobi at the end of April). 

The approach towards the video tutorial was to create the videos, upload in a YouTube channel called "eStation 2.0 - Joint Research Center". To subscribe to this channel

There is two playlists: 

To understand the tutos, facilitate the access to the material and a better organization, the JRC also created 2 Google Classrooms, English and French, linking to the same videos.  Just go to and click on the + in the right corner and join a class by giving the below codes. 
  • English Classroom eStation2 Video Tutorials, Code: i4q5ap7 
  • French Classroom eStation2 Tutoriel Vidéo, Code: tyilmiq

These videos will be integrated shortly in the newly released G&A Distance Learning Platform (DLP) where it is already possible to access other training materials about the MESA Stations.

For now, only the 'Analysis' part is described. However, JRC's is committed to continue with the creation of video covering the other functionalities of the eStation and its installation/maintenance.

  • Dr. Ing. Marco CLERICI | Joint Research Centre of the European Commission | Directorate for Sustainable Resources | Knowledge for Sustainable Development and Food Security Unit... Marco.CLERICI[at]

  • The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy... More
  • The GMES and Africa Support Programme is an Earth Observation programme of the African Union jointly established with the European Union, and designed to strengthen capacities in Africa for the optimal exploitation and utilisation of Earth Observation systems, data and technologies towards the continent’s sustainable development.