The Earth Observation community will continue to provide freeware tools that can be used to handle freely available in-situ, airborne and space based environmental and Earth Observation data. Further developments will, besides access to more data sets, include coupling and integration of Earth Observation data, e.g. provided by GEONETCast, into open source assessment models and data assimilation tools. Also (distance education based) training materials and application demo’s are being developed, in direct collaboration with the user community. An Earth Observation Capacity Building Portal is under construction. It will provide relevant capacity building materials to a broader Earth Observation Community. Course material for AGRICAB GEONETCast workshop is currently online. More content will be made available in due course. Please contact the EO community contact to receive a user name and password. Access to further capacity building materials and training opportunities is provided by the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, The Netherlands.