UN/Austria Symposium 2022 Post-Symposium Capacity Building Event

Trainings on Space for Climate Action

The Copernicus Carbon Dioxide Monitoring mission (CO2M) measures how much Carbon Dioxide is released into the atmosphere specifically through human activity. Credit:  ESA, OHB.


Following the  2022 UN/Austria Symposium on the theme of "Space for climate action: experiences and best practices in mitigating and adapting to climate change and supporting sustainability on Earth", UNOOSA is partnering with the European Space Agency (ESA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Applied Remote Sensing Training Programme (ARSET), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and Earth Observation Data Centre (EODC) to provide a variety of training courses under two broad themes, (1) sustainable space engineering practices, and (2) Earth Observation data for climate action. These online courses aim to raise awareness of the use of space applications and methodologies for climate action and enhance participants' capabilities to use them.

The trainings are delivered by subject matter experts and are conducted exclusively online. Some trainings include demonstrations using open-source data and software. The trainings consist of both theory and practical applications to consolidate the concepts learnt. By providing collaborative and interactive learning platforms, the trainings aim to connect participants from across the globe with experts and encourage exchange and flow of knowledge and ideas.

Target audience

These trainings are aimed at students and young professionals, especially those from developing countries. Nevertheless, anyone who is interested in the topic of space for climate action is welcome to participate. For more information regarding the prerequisites for each training, please refer to the detailed information below.


Thematic area 1) Sustainable space engineering practices

Life Cycle Assessment and Ecodesign for Space 
Friday, 16 September 2022, 12:00 to 13:15 UTC

In this course, participants will learn the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, which allows the identification of areas of environmental improvement, with a focus on the specificities of the space sector. The Ecodesign concept and approach will also be explained.  read more

Thematic area 2) Earth Observation data for climate action

Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services
20 September 2022, 12:00 to 13:00 UTC
This course will provide an introduction to the Copernicus Climate Change (C3S)  and Atmosphere Monitoring Services (CAMS)  and provide a practical demonstration on how to access and process free data from both services.  read more

Introduction to Earth Observation data analysis using openEO Platform
Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 8:00 to 15:00 UTC
This course will provide an introduction to the working principles of Earth Observation analysis in openEO, a hands-on training in openEO Platform and a demonstration on how to implement a workflow using openEO.  read more

Atmospheric CO2 and CH4 Budgets to Support the Global Stocktake
Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 15:00 to 16:00 UTC or  21:00 to 22:00 UTC
This course will introduce bottom-up and top-down methods for tracking emissions and removals of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from the atmosphere. Participants will learn how to combine this information to produce a more complete and transparent global stocktake.   read more

Sustainable space-based data for climate monitoring
Monday, 19 September 2022
The course will provide a basic background on the earth observation derived data available for climate change studies, an overview of satellite meteorology and two demonstrations on the India's data portals on climate and environmental studies.   read more


Registration for all trainings have closed.


Participation in the trainings is free of charge.


For additional information, please contact  unoosa-events@un.org

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