Minimize EGU GIFT Workshop 2012

Natural Disasters, Global Change, and the Preservation of
World Heritage Sites

Cusco, Peru, 15 - 16 November 2012


The Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Programme, organised by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) offers teachers of primary school to high school the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge in geophysical themes and to shorten the time between new discoveries and textbook information. Each workshop focuses on particular themes. For more information on EGU GIFT, visit the website.

The workshop in 2012 took place in Cuzco, Peru, from the 15 to 16 of November 2012. The themes were natural disasters, global change, and the preservation of world heritage sites.

ESA contributed to this event by providing theoretical and practical training in the application of EO for disaster mapping. The practical sessions involved processing ESA and third party mission data with the free ESA software toolboxes.

Click on the links below to obtain the training material for this workshop.


The presentations for the GIFT 2012 workshop can be downloaded from the GIFT website via this link: GIFT presentations. The following ESA presentation was provided during the workshop:

Practical exercises