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

Training

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. A brief overview of satellite capability for different sectors can be found here

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
ESA, Future learn The Frozen Frontier – Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet from Space MOOC EO
ESA Newcomers Earth Observation Guide Online guide EO
ESA Radar Remote Sensing MOOC EO
RUS Training Burned Area Mapping With Sentinel-2 Webinar EO
RUS Training Flood Mapping with Sentinel-1 (Repeat) Webinar EO
RUS Training Sentinel Data Use or Land Cover and Forest Fires Monitoring Free course EO
RUS Training Ship Detection with Sentinel-1 Webinar EO
ESA, Future learn Earth Observation from Space - the Optical View MOOC Optical EO
ESA Business Applications Newcomers Earth Observation Guide Online guide EO
UK Space Agency ISAPS (introduction to Satellite Applications for the Public Sector) training course Free course All
Learn how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground, to understand our past, present and future climate.
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.
In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for burned area mapping: you will be shown how to access the RUS service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites constellation.
In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for flood mapping: you will be shown how to access the RUS service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites constellation.
The main goal of this training session is to create theoretical and practical competences on the use of Sentinel data for Land Cover Land Use (LCLU) monitoring (i.e. mapping and change detection) and for forest fires related applications (e.g. fire risk and burned area mapping).
In this webinar you will learn the basics of image processing for ship detection: you will be shown how to access the RUS service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites constellation.
Discover how optical Earth observation data is gathered and used in this free online course from the European Space Agency.
The aim of this guide is to help non-experts in providing a starting point in the decision process for selecting an appropriate Earth Observation (EO) solution. EO is defined as the process of acquiring observations of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere via remote sensing instruments. The acquired data is usually in the form of digital imagery. Earth’s surface can be observed from different platforms, each presenting its own advantages and limitations. Aerial platforms, for instance, generally provide the best resolutions and are very adjustable to the users’ needs, but the high cost of chartering a plane and paying the related manpower (pilots and technicians) restricts its use. Drones, also called Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), are a fast-growing technology that tackles this cost problem, but regulations and their low carrying capacity currently limits their range of activity. On the other hand, satellites allow for reliable, true global coverage even above the most remote locations enabling regular repeat observations. This document focuses primarily on operational applications of Earth Observation data. Many other science applications are also possible.
The next set of upcoming courses are on the following dates: 6 December 2018 – Wales 15 January 2019 – Scotland 21 February 2019 – Harwell 14 March 2019 – London