As part of our WGCapD mission to help people access and use satellite Earth observation data effectively, we organize free distance education (E-learning) courses to participants around the globe.

An Introduction to Remote Sensing Technology

Our first E-Learning Course, an Introduction to Remote Sensing Technology, 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. Feel free to access all course materials on the Introduction to Remote Sensing Technology Course Wiki.

Remote Sensing Technology for Disaster Management

Our 2nd WGCapD E-Learning Course ran in April/May, 2015. This free course provided eight interactive webinars that addressed 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 to help them access and use satellite data, especially as applied to their disaster management needs. 

All course materials are publicly available on our Remote Sensing Technology for Disaster Management Wiki.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact Hilcea Ferreira (Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, INPE) and SP Aggarwal (Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO) for more information.