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September 1 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Copernicus MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is an online training aimed at enabling anyone to understand how to use Earth Observation data in order to address societal challenges and generate business opportunities.
Participants will learn how Copernicus data can be used for 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 Copernicus MOOC aims to make Copernicus and its ecosystem accessible to all. It is designed for all people who use or could benefit from using geo-information data, but who have no or limited prior experience in doing so. All first-time and intermediate users of Copernicus data and services from the public and private sector are therefore invited to participate: civil servants, policy makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, intrapreneurs, service designers, and others.
The course is funded by the EU and registration is free and open to all.
The Copernicus MOOC will be held twice in 2020:
- MOOC 1: March – May 2020
- MOOC 2: September – December 2020
Each MOOC will consist in 12 lessons of 2 hours each, over a period of 12 weeks.
The course will address three key topics:
- Understanding Copernicus data and services– what they are, and how they can be accessed and used
- Learning from success stories – understanding how existing Copernicus-enabled services and applications have been developed and deployed
- Doing it yourself – acquiring the key skills and knowledge to develop and deploy Copernicus-enabled products and services and to navigate the Copernicus ecosystem.
The course modules will be taught in English by internationally-recognised experts and successful practitioners. Different engaging and interactive formats will be used during the lessons, from webinars and videos to use cases and projects. The course is built on a user-driven approach aimed at enabling participants to work on their own projects, learn from others, understand the latest trends in situational awareness technologies, and become active members of the Copernicus community.
The Copernicus MOOC will involve practice exercises and a final assessment. Registered participants will receive a certification upon successful completion of the course.