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
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
International Space University Space Studies Programme Paid course All
ITC (University of Twente, Netherlands) Earth Observation and Geo-information Short courses Paid course EO
MSSL/UCL Space Systems Short Course Paid course All
NASA Remote Sensing of Forest Cover and Change Assessment for Carbon Monitoring Webinar EO
NASA Creating and Using Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from Satellite Imagery Advanced Webinar EO
UNEP-DHI Partnership Supporting SDG6 monitoring and reporting with Earth Observation Webinar EO
NASA Land Cover Classification with Satellite Imagery Advanced Webinar EO
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.
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
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.
A variety of paid courses.
"This five-day short course provides you with a broad understanding of the space sector by exploring: – Why the space sector is important - socially, economically and politically – Why it's relevant to study in the context of systems engineering. The course costs £1,433
In this introductory webinar, participants are provided with an overview of carbon monitoring for terrestrial ecosystems. This includes background information about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and development of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) program. This course reviews products from Landsat, MODIS, and Sentinel, and other sensors commonly used for land management applications.
In this advanced webinar, participants will learn how to acquire, use, and derive NDVI imagery from Landsat and MODIS. Weekly webinars will include lectures, hands-on demonstrations of exercises, and written instructions on how to conduct the exercises. The exercises will use QGIS, a cross-platform open source GIS application.
Water Innovation Webinar on supporting SDG6 monitoring and reporting with Earth Observation
This advanced webinar will provide lectures and hands-on activities focused on using satellite imagery for land cover classification.