Copernicus open online course – opportunity to learn how to use the power of space data

At the beginning of March Copernicus MOOC gives an opportunity to participate in online training course designed for all people who want to learn about the opportunities provided by world’s largest and most ambitious Earth observation programme.



Copernicus Programme provides a wealth of opportunities for organisations, in the private as well as in the public sector, to develop and deliver innovative products and services in a variety of areas. The increasing availability of massive amounts of satellite data. However, people who have no or limited prior experience of using geo-information data, getting started with Copernicus data and services can be quite a challenge.

Participants will learn how Copernicus data and services can be used to address societal challenges and generate business opportunities. In particular, they will learn how Copernicus – and space data in general – can be used to support evidence-based public policy, as well as to develop new products and services, open up new markets, improve quality of life, and make the most of limited resources in a sustainable way.

The course will address three key topics:

  • Understanding Copernicus data and services;
  • Learning from success stories;
  • Doing it yourself.

The Copernicus MOOC will be held twice in 2020:

  • MOOC 1: March – May 2020
  • MOOC 2: September – December 2020

Each Copernicus MOOC will consist of 12 lessons of 2 hours each, over a period of 12 weeks.

MOOC 1 will start on Monday 9th March 2020.

More about Copernicus MOOC here.

Copernicus is the World’s largest and most ambitious Earth observation programme. It provides accurate, timely and easily accessible information to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security. Since 2017, the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is a member and Latvia’s representative of Copernicus Relay and Academy networks. IES explains possibilities offered by the Copernicus program for national, business and public needs, organise training and information activities. Since 2015 IES in cooperation with European Space Agency is using Copernicus satellite data for assessment of different environmental and natural resources.

Find more about IES work in Copernicus network here.

Find more about IES cooperation with European Space Agency here.