If you work for the UK public sector, are facing challenges in your policy or delivery area, and would like to learn about how satellites may provide solutions, this is the course for you!
Satellites have been supporting our everyday lives for over 50 years often without us noticing, from the navigation in your phone or car, and daily weather forecasts, to timing signals that keep key infrastructure sectors operating.
With increasing technological capabilities and computing power we can now use satellite-derived data and services to provide real insights to support our decision making and to meet our aims. Satellites can help to increase efficiency, reduce resource needs, save money, and offer capabilities not available through other means.
These technologies are already being used across government and the public sector and we, in the Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP), would like to give you the opportunity to learn about how they could help you and your team.
This course is aimed at those with low awareness of satellite applications and focusses on providing you with a basic introduction to satellite technologies, and an exploration of the three main satellite application types: Earth observation, satellite communications, and Position Navigation and Timing (PNT). The course covers a selection of real world case studies, gives you an opportunity to test your knowledge, and to put your questions to subject matter experts.
The standard course is designed for around 20 people and typically held at the Satellite Applications Catapult in Harwell (where appropriate, this can be tailored to suit specific audiences). The course runs over a full day comprising classroom-style sessions, breaks and a facilities tour. We are currently offering this for free.
Initial dates and locations for the course are listed below, but further dates will be provided throughout the year to cater to demand. We will also be taking the course on tour around the devolved nations so keep an eye out for our updates.
Dates for upcoming courses:
To register your interest in attending this course and for queries please email SSGP@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk with “ISAPS” in the subject.
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