E-Learning: Courses & Webinars

As part of our WGCapD mission to help people access and use satellite Earth observation data effectively, we organize free E-Learning courses and Webinars to participants around the globe, as do some of the other CEOS Working Groups.

We also co-organize on-site workshops, adding a live broadcast element to allow for free online participation for those unable to join these events in-person. Examples of events for which we’ve offered this capability include:

All WGCapD course materials (presentations and video classes) are publicly available in our Learning Center, which we make available in partnership with Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, INPE.

We are currently planning our 2018 and 2019 Webinar Series and will post more information here as soon as possible. In the meantime, please feel free to learn more about some of our other online initiatives, below. 

WGISS Webinars

The Technology Exploration Interest Group of the CEOS Working Group on Information Systems & Services (WGISS) is a forum for technical information exchange and lessons-learned experience about current and trending software technologies, services, and other internet-related software technologies. Their webinar series is publicly available online. Recent topics include the burgeoning role of python for Earth Observation data analysis and the use of data cubes for large-scale data analytics. Read more… 

2017: SAR Data Processing & Applications Webinar Series: April 17th – June 9th

This webinar series was intended for academics, scientists, researchers, and professionals interested in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Remote Sensing, data processing, and applications.

SAR remote sensing provides a new dimension for measuring various bio-geophysical parameters of the features on Earth surface. SAR sensors are advantageous in comparison to optical remote sensing because of their day/night capabilities and penetration through even dense cloud cover. Read more…

Here you will find some stats and outcomes from this training initiative.

2015: Remote Sensing Technology for Disaster Management Webinar Series

Our 2nd WGCapD Online Course (April-May, 2015) provided eight interactive webinars addressing the use of remote sensing technology for disaster management. Participants learned from space agency experts and policymakers from around the world and increased their awareness of international coordination bodies like CEOS, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), and the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters. Participants also learned about useful CEOS tools that might help them access and use satellite data, especially as applied to their disaster management needs.

The Lessons Learned Report and the Journal Paper (Ferreira H. S. et al.,2017) for this webinar series discuss lessons learned for future courses. Recorded Webinars and Presentations can be found in our Learning Center.

2013: An Introduction to Remote Sensing Technology E-learning Course

Our first online initiative, an Introduction to Remote Sensing Technology E-learning Course (2013), introduced African university lecturers to accessing and using remote sensing technology and encouraged them to introduce the applications of remote sensing in their own classrooms.

Take a look at our Lessons Learned Report for the course. Recorded Classes and Presentations can be found in our Learning Center.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact Hilcea Ferreira (INPE) for more information.