IEA Big Data Mooc

Look out on the FutureLearn platform for the opening of registration for the IEA Mooc – Big Data and the Environment. The free online course is due to launch at the end of October.  Environmental data holds a wealth of opportunities for research, business and our daily lives. On this course you will go behind the scenes of everyday use of big data and the environment and learn about the potential of environmental big data to unlock solutions to your challenges. You will discover the issues and insights that come with analysing environmental data, the types of environmental data, and understand the skills of a data scientist. Crucially, you will learn the value of environmental data analysis for use in research and business, examining examples from satellites to statistics.

RE-SAT workshop is a success

The latest news on RE-SAT – our renewable energy planning tool project with the UN Development Programme, Government of Seychelles and the UK Space Agency IPP programme – is that Seychelles stakeholders have had a hands-on experience during a workshop. The IEA project team held the workshop this week (July 10-14) outlining progress on the proof-of-concept demonstrator that combines EO data and ground observations to support renewable energy planning in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Read more about RE-SAT on our Projects page.

IEA chosen to join UN showcase

The IEA’s innovative renewable energy project – RE-SAT – was selected to feature in the UN’s Public Service Forum 2017 in The Hague on Friday, June 23. Our success in using satellite and environmental data to develop a proof-of-concept energy planning tool is supporting the Government of Seychelles in transitioning to renewable energy. The IEA technical team return to Seychelles in July to meet with the Energy Minister and stakeholder CEOs. More on RE-SAT on our Projects page.

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