Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) under Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Government of India is a premier Training, Educational and Research Institute established for capacity building in the fields of Geospatial Technology for Natural Resources, Environmental and Disaster Management. The Institute is running many on-campus short and long term capacity building programmes.
To further enhance the outreach of geospatial technology, IIRS, ISRO offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for international participants. MOOC is based on the principle of self-paced user centric learning and aims to link learners from across the globe with educators and provides user and discussion forums to support interactions among students in collaborative learning platform. IIRS MOOC’s aims to enhance the participant’s capabilities related to the use of geospatial and Earth observation technologies and its applications in various thematic domain. The learning contents for MOOC are delivered by internationally renowned Subject Matter Experts and includes customized video sessions, 2D and 3D animations, SCROM packages, lecture notes and presentations as study material.
Government officials and professionals, educators, university students and other stakeholders working in the field of disaster management.
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Vienna
Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP)
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia Pacific (Affiliated to the United Nations) are launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Geospatial Applications for Disaster Risk Management – Phase II”. This MOOC is a free and flexible online training programme available to everyone who wants to enhance their capabilities related to the use of geospatial and Earth observation technologies in disaster risk management..
During the challenging times of the COVID-19 outbreak, MOOC are an effective way of reaching a large number of participants to share knowledge. The proposed MOOC aims to strengthen efforts of disaster management professionals to contribute to achieving the targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement stemming from the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.