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
NASA Overview of the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) Webinar EO
NASA Air Quality -Satellite Derived Annual PM2.5 Data Sets in Support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Webinar EO
NASA Remote Sensing Training: Methods & Best Practices Webinar EO
NASA Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Webinar EO
NASA Applications of Remote Sensing to Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration Advanced Webinar EO
NASA Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing for Air Quality Applications Webinar EO
NASA Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing for Health Monitoring Webinar EO
Future Learn, Royal Meteorological Society, University of Reading Come Rain or Shine: Understanding the Weather MOOC EO
ESA Newcomers Earth Observation Guide Online guide EO
ESA Radar Remote Sensing MOOC EO
The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) provides near real-time data, alerts, and impact assessments that can be accessed online. The interactive website integrates coordination tools with maps and satellite imagery relevant to an event, including NASA satellite imagery and MODIS-based flood mapping from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory. In this two-hour webinar, participants will learn how they can use GDACS to monitor real-time disasters, assess the impacts of an event, and develop response strategies for both national and international events.
Air pollution caused by particles with a diameter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) can reduce visibility and adversely affect human health. As a result, the United Nations has addressed this type of pollution in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This three-part webinar series shares the training best practices used by NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET). The skills taught in this webinar will enable participants to develop their own online or face-to-face remote sensing training for their organisation or community of practice.
Participants will become familiar with satellite orbits, types, resolutions, sensors and processing levels. In addition to a conceptual understanding of remote sensing, attendees will also be able to articulate its advantages and disadvantages. Participants will also have a basic understanding of NASA satellites, sensors, data, tools, portals and applications to environmental monitoring and management.
Participants will learn about NASA Earth observation resources (data and tools) available for water resource applications, including: a basic understanding of how evapotranspiration and soil moisture are included in the water cycle and how to access and visualize these data products. Participants will also become familiar with a number of modeled datasets and techniques for using NASA Earth Science data for water resource management.
This introductory webinar series provides a brief overview of some of the fundamentals essential to understanding the remote sensing process, data products, and their use in air quality applications.
This introductory webinar course will provide an overview of environmental parameters available from NASA Earth Science useful for monitoring and predicting health for decision support.
Understand and explore the physical processes behind the weather.
This guide aims to help non-experts in providing a starting point in the decision process for selecting an appropriate EO solution.
The first MOOC on radar remote sensing learning, not only about how radar images are created, but how to interpret them.