||The European Space Agency is organizing a new series of regular advanced thematic training courses. These trainings - covering initially ocean, land and atmosphere applications - are hosted in European Universities, with the host country rotating among the ESA Member States. The series was initiated by an advanced Ocean remote sensing training course which took place in Hamburg, Germany, in September 2006. The next training will be devoted to the exploitation of Earth Observation data from ESA and Third Party Mission instruments for land applications, with a focus on applications over Europe. The training course will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 2 to 7 September 2007. It is hosted by the Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ISEGI-UNL), with coordination support from the Remote Sensing Unit of the Portuguese Geographic Institute (Instituto Geográfico Português, IGP). As an advanced training course, it is targeted to the European& Canadian research and development community, in particular post-doc researchers as well as masters and PhD students.