Enabling the public sector to save money, innovate and make more effective policy decisions by using space technology and data


SSGP is committed to raising awareness of how space data and services can help the UK public sector, and it is currently identifying training opportunities within the civil service to set in place the right support foundations.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of free and paid for training courses and/or materials. For further information about any of these courses, please click on the + sign. 

If you are aware of a training course and would like to see it included in the list, email the SSGP team on ssgp@ukspaceagency.gov.uk.

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Organisation Topic Link Type Satellite technology
Space for Smarter Government Programme, UK Space Agency NEW Satellite Applications Training Course for Public Sector Employees Free Workshop All
EUMETSAT Why is the Jason-3 ocean monitoring satellite so important? Briefing Marine EO
EUMETSAT, Future learn Monitoring Ocean from Space MOOC Marine EO
ESA, Future learn Monitoring Climate from Space MOOC EO
Geopsatial Media & Digital Globe Sustainable Development Goals and Earth Observation Webinar EO
Harris Geospatial Analytics in the Cloud with ENVI and Amazon Web Services Webinar EO
Harris & ExactEarth Persistent, Real-Time Global Vessel Tracking - satellite AIS Webinar AIS
IBM Big Data Online courses N/A
IEA & UKSA Climate Data From Space Workshop content Marine EO
International Space University Space Studies Programme Paid course All
On behalf of the UK Space Agency, the Space for Smarter Government Programme are offering a free, day-long, expert-led course to all public sector workers. The training provides an introduction to satellite technologies, their applications and how they can be used to: save money, deliver innovative services, and enable more effective policy decisions.
The European Commission funds European contributions to the satellite’s operations as part of the EU’s flagship Earth observation environmental programme, Copernicus. Within Copernicus, Jason-3 will provide essential data for the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service  (CMEMS) and it is the reference mission for calibrating observations of sea surface height collected by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites.
This free online course will provide an introduction to ocean monitoring Earth Observation (EO) satellite data, and its uses, types and challenges. It will explain how the data is acquired and used, the range of data types available, and the terminology and techniques involved.
Satellite Earth Observation technology provides a powerful and compelling insight into climate change which can help to underpin climate policy, scientific research and public engagement. But how does this technology work, and how can it achieve the essential detail and comprehensive worldwide view that we need?
The United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. The Agenda, with a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets, attempts to put the world on an inclusive and sustainable course by 2030. Food security; availability of clean water, affordable and clean energy, health and education; developing sustainable cities and communities; decent work and economic growth; sustainable management of natural resources and combating climate change are the primary target areas for the Agenda. Earth Observation data and information undoubtedly offers cost-effective technology means for the success of SDGs.
This webinar will detail the Amazon Web Services offering as well as the ENVI tools that exploit and disseminate results from these data.
This recorded webinar will explain the benefits of real-time vessel tracking including: – The elements of the most optimized global satellite AIS solution – How this unique global real-time ship tracking solution is enhancing maritime situational awareness – The value of persistent real-time monitoring for various applications including: - Arctic monitoring - Environmental protection - Defense operations
Online awareness raising material - different levels offered.
This one-day interactive workshop was funded by the UK Space Agency, via its community Climate Data from Space Stakeholders’ Group programme and delivered by Vicky Lucas, Training Development and Executive Education Manager at the IEA. As part of its objective to raise awareness of the high quality data which are produced as long-term Earth observation datasets.
The Space Studies Program (SSP) is a graduate level professional development program conducted by ISU since 1988. The next ISS session will be hosted by the Cork Institute of Technology in Cork (CIT), Ireland from 26 June-25 August 2017.