Recognizing a global need for the collection, coordination, and synergization of disparate capacity building resources to increase user awareness and access of those resources, the WGCapD plans to explore methods and tools that (and resources required to) address that need in a manageable and sustainable way (e.g. the Earth Observation Capacity Building Portal, GEOCAB).

Learning Center: Education & Training in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Technology

This Learning Center, hosted by the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research’s (INPE‘s) Earth Observation General Coordination, disseminates the educational and scientific contents generated as a result of collaboration with the WGCapD and others.

Access learning materials from online and onsite capacity building initiatives: video classes, lectures, presentations, and tutorials in various subjects related to the use of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technology.

Other Useful Links from WGCapD’s collaborators

  • NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) program builds the skills to acquire and use NASA satellite and model data for decision support. The program provides training via online webinars and in-person workshops. ARSET trainings are intended for policymakers, NGOs, and other applied science professionals seeking to incorporate NASA remote sensing into their daily activities.
  • EO college: a hub to learn Earth observation, take online courses, discover vast EO resources, read and write EO related articles and discuss with the EO community.

Best Practices

Sharing our collective lessons learned and best practices has incredible potential enhance and improve our capacity building efforts from agency to agency, country to country. In support of the broader capacity building and training activities led/organized by the other CEOS Working Groups and Virtual Constellations, we draw upon our collective training and capacity building experiences to develop best practices for both in-person and online training programs. As we continue identifying ways to make capacity building more efficient and effective, this document will evolve. 

Access HERE the the current version (2.0, December 2017).