Remote sensing

Remote sensing is a branch of science and a method in which processes on Earth are monitored using satellites or drones. Together with space technology, the field has developed rapidly and become an important scientific development and entrepreneurship field. Tartu Observatory has working groups for remote sensing of vegetation, atmosphere and water.

Department of Remote Sensing staff

Remote sensing of vegetation

Remote sensing of the atmosphere

Water remote sensing


Tartu Observatory researchers publish numerous publications every year, a list of which can be found in Estonian Research Information System (ETIS).

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Remote sensing in Estonia article collections

Remote sensing in Estonia article collections give a compact overview of main topics in the field of remote sensing in the momentum in Estonia in Estonian language.

Article collections

Estonian remote sensing homepage

The page contains information in Estonian about remote sensing and its applications.

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Copernicus Service catalogue


Back to the Future: Reintegrating Land and Livestock for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Circularity

The widespread reintroduction of crops and livestock could make a major contribution to the development of the wider EU circular (agricultural) economy and contribute to sustainable growth.
Galaktikaparvede ja gruppide taevajaotus kosmilises võrgustikus - Tartu observatoorium - Tartu Ülikool.

A high percentage of galaxies in low-density regions are not star-forming

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University of Tartu-led consortium embarks on European Galactic Astronomy project