Online training opportunities

UN-SPIDER acts as a facilitator of capacity-building in the use of space-based information for disaster management and as a gateway to space information for disaster management support. In lines with these roles, the programme curates information about in person as well as online learning opportunities provided by third parties that aim to support users in building skills in using space data and relevant applications to develop information products.

The table below list online courses that aim at strengthening capacities to acquire, process and map space-based information to support decision-making. The courses are offered by a wide range of organizations and are displayed below for information purposes.

Titlesort descending Available from Provided by
Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar; Introducción al Radar de Apertura Sintética 07/11/2018


Active Fire Detection with Sentinel-3 07/11/2018


Advanced online course on monitoring the oceans from space 12/10/2017

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)

Advanced Webinar: Processing Satellite Imagery for Monitoring Water Quality 05/09/2018


Advanced Webinar: Radar Remote Sensing for Land, Water, & Disaster Applications 07/08/2018

NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET)

Advanced Webinar: Remote Sensing of Drought 12/07/2017


Change Detection for Land Cover Mapping

NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) programme

Climate Change and Disaster Risk (CCDR) Online Course 11/05/2015

Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI), Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)

Demystifying Raster Image Properties and Compression 24/04/2015


Demystifying Raster Image Properties and Compression


Disaster Preparedness and Management Certificate Level Course 25/04/2015

Asset Africa Institute

Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate 15/01/2018

TH Köln University of Applied Sciences; United Nations Environment

E-tutorial on the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 30/04/2015

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Free on-line course on satellite remote sensing 10/06/2015

European Space Agency

GPM Data Product Updates and Demonstration of Web-tools for Data Search, Analysis, Visualization, and Download 15/03/2016


Introduction to SAR Tomography 02/11/2018

EO Learn and Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena.

Learn how to Access and Analyze Earth Observation Imagery: An open platform for global development by Radiant Earth Foundation 26/09/2018

Radiant Earth Foundation

Mapping Water Bodies from Space 07/11/2018


Monitoring Atmospheric Composition 05/11/2018

Future Learn

Monitoring Tropical Storms for Emergency Preparedness 03/05/2018

NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) programme


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