The TRuStEE project (Training on remote sensing for ecosystem modelling) ITN was established to create a European network to exploit the still underused potential of new remote sensing and proximal sensor techniques. To address major societal challenges such as the increasing pressure of environmental changes on ecosystem functioning and land-atmospheric interactions. TRuStEE will train a new generation of scientists with complementary and interdisciplinary skills in ecosystem modelling, plant physiology, remote sensing technologies and big data analysis, addressing different specific objectives:

1 ) To identify essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) and the link with plant traits (PTs) and ecosystem functional properties (EFPs), inferable from remote sensing);
2) To investigate a completely new avenue for assessing vegetation photosynthetic efficiency from remote sensing measurements of canopy fluorescence;
3) To assimilate diverse remote sensing data streams with varying spatial and temporal resolution in dynamic ecosystem models;
4) To exploit new satellite missions (e.g. ESA-FLEX, ESA-Sentinels, NASA-GEDI) and Earth Observation products for the upscaling at global scale of PTs, EBVs and EFPs.

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