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We are committed to connecting users with high-quality resources to advance the utilization of earth observation data and products for civil agency and societal benefit. Explore the resources below to learn about relevant trainings, workshops, news, and more.

Available Training 

Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF)

The Alaska Satellite Facility is part of the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and  provides training and certification in the utilization and application of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data.


The NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) trains people to use Earth-observing data into their environmental management and decision-making. ARSET offers online and in-person trainings for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Trainings cover a range of datasets, web portals, and analysis tools and their application to air quality, agriculture, disaster, land, and water resources management.


Meetings - Workshops

Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) 2024 Workshop — Annual JACIE Workshops are sponsored by government agencies and allow remote sensing experts to discuss system capabilities, calibration, and the impacts of data quality on various applications. 

NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop — an event showcasing the latest innovations designed to collect, analyze, and synthesize environmental data.

Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program Meetings, Conferences, and Lunch and Learn Presentations — conference sessions and seminars to provide more detail about the program and hosted a series of vendor Lunch and Learn seminars to introduce vendors, provide specifications on the instruments they are deploying, describe how data are processed, and outline how scientists can access and use the data.


Other Resources

Space News — the most trusted and comprehensive source of news and analysis of the companies, agencies, technologies and trends shaping the global space industry.

Earth Observing Dashboard —  a collaboration of the European Space Agency (ESA), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that provides an easy-to-use resource for all kinds of public from the scientist to the decision-maker, including people not familiar with satellites.

GeoPlatform — a cross-agency collaborative effort and Shared Service that embodies the principles and spirit of Open Government, emphasizing government-to-citizen communication, accountability, and transparency.

NASA Observational Products for End-Users from Remote Sensing Analysis (OPERA) — collects data from satellite radar and optical instruments to generate a near-global Surface Water Extent product suite, a near-global Surface Disturbance product suite, and a North America Displacement product suite.

CEOS Visualization Environment (COVE) — a browser-based suite of tools for searching, analyzing and visualizing actual and potential satellite sensor coverage.