ITC is an internationally recognized centre of excellence in international education in the field of geo-information science and earth observation. ITC aims at capacity building and institutional development of professional and academic organizations and individuals specifically in countries that are economically and/or technologically less developed. The education is based on knowledge exchange between scientific and professional organizations in less developed countries on the one hand and those in the Western world on the other, whereby ITC acts as a two-directional gateway for knowledge exchange. ITC's approach is application-oriented, directed at finding solutions for and strengthening civil society in addressing issues of local, national and global dimensions such as the multifunctional use of scarce resources, including space, the effects of climate change and environmental security.
ITC is involved in the design and implementation of tools for satellite image access, the provision of these images as services, and the processing of them in a web environment. ITC is leading the training efforts in this project.