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
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 for Coastal and Ocean Applications Webinar EO
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
Satellite Applications Catapult Snap-Sentinel-1 toolbox Workshop content and exercise SAR
UNEP-DHI Partnership Supporting SDG6 monitoring and reporting with Earth Observation Webinar EO
NASA Land Cover Classification with Satellite Imagery Advanced Webinar EO
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
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 will be provided with an overview of remote sensing for coastal and ocean applications. This will include a background in aquatic remote sensing, data access and tools for processing and analyzing imagery, and examples and live demonstrations of applied science tools that have been developed for NASA and partner organizations. This course will review data products from MODIS, VIIRS, HICO, and other sensors commonly used for ocean applications.
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.
"In collaboration with the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) and the University of Surrey, the Satellite Applications Catapult ran a 2-day course about Sentinel-1 and the ESA SNAP-Sentinel-1 Toolbox, at the Catapult offices in Harwell. The two-day course covered an introduction to SAR theory, the Sentinel-1 mission, Sentinel-1 data and hands-on exercises for processing Sentinel-1 data by employing the ESA SNAP-Sentinel-1 Toolbox GUI, Graph Builder, Batch Processing, and Command Line-Graph Processing Tool. The material of the course is available for downloading."
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.
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.