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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are independent, freely accessible teaching units on selected research topics of the WSL. They are exclusively available via the Internet and consist of instructional videos, interviews, forums, exercises and tests. They offer regular exchanges with experts in the field. Experience has shown that thousands of interested people worldwide take part.

The WSL offers the following MOOCs:


The Frozen Frontier: Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet from Space

Learn from Konrad Steffen how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground, to understand our past, present and future climate.

Landscape Ecology

The first MOOC on Landscape Ecology. Learn theory, methods and tools to understand landscapes and to solve landscape-related environmental problems.