CEOS Development Environment

E-Learning: Courses & Webinars

Supporting the WGCapD’s mission to help people access and use satellite Earth observation data effectively, we organize free online trainings (e.g. webinars, MOOCs, event live feeds) to participants around the globe, often in collaboration with other CEOS Working Groups.

New trainings and webinars are offered periodically. Visit the CEOS Training Calendar for more information about webinars and MOOCs available.

Online Trainings & Videos


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Live Broadcasts

We also co-organize in-person 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:

Please read on to learn more about additional collaborative capacity building efforts with the CEOS Working Group on Information Systems & Services. 

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… 

2019: Future Data Access & Analysis Architecture Initiative Webinar

The CEOS Future Data Access and Analysis Architecture (FDA) initiative has resulted in a range of new approaches for Earth observation (EO) data access and analysis being deployed globally by CEOS Agencies. Many of the pilot activities are now practical implementations with new standards for Analysis Ready Data (ARD), advanced user-programmable Exploitation Platforms, and vast amounts of data readily available on cloud platforms with open source analytics tools like the CEOS Open Data Cube (ODC). Many of these components allow user algorithms to be brought to the data, rather than having to download and run locally, thus opening new opportunities for researchers, industry, and government use. The FDA ecosystem is still evolving and challenging to navigate, and the CEOS Working Groups are collaborating closely to make it simpler to not only discover EO data, but also to exploit it using the various elements of FDA. Watch the recording here.

2017: SAR Data Processing & Applications Webinar Series

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.