We create and deliver targeted courses to address the shortage of data analytics skills for companies, organisations and individuals.

Our training courses deliver real-world, practical and up-to-date knowledge to give you the confidence to make commercial use of your data and of the vast amounts of environmental data being generated from satellites, sensors and other sources.

We provide training needs analysis and deliver bespoke training in a range of environmental analytics applications and data skills, including machine learning, Earth Observation, weather and climate.  From online to face-to-face, we can tailor the delivery and accessibility.

For further information on training please email Vicky Lucas, Training Development Manager,

Products and services training

When we partner with your organisation we can include bespoke in-situ training, providing expert insight through hands-on training and the practical experience your team needs to make full use of your new data analytics and software platforms. Working closely with clients, we create training materials to match your requirements. For new products and platforms, we customise training to support and maximise the ease of use of new systems, in a schedule suited to your commercial timeline.

IEA RE-SAT renewable energy training workshop

Online courses

We have a successful track record in the end-to-end design and delivery of online courses. Our courses are engaging, interactive and focus on real-life examples, including high quality video interviews, data visualisations, infographics, animation and quizzes. Course topics cover key issues in data analytics including climate resilience, meteorology, data from space, citizen science and renewable energy.

Our Big Data and The Environment course features on the Future Learn platform and has attracted thousands of people of all disciplines and backgrounds, at all stages of learning, from all around the world.

Data Tree is an innovative new online course supporting best practice in data management and communicating scientific research, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and free to use.

Training for Weather Forecasters on Tropical Cyclones is a free and open resource for all, appealing to tropical meteorologists and engaged forecast users, especially those dealing with the impacts of tropical cyclones. It features videos, animations, audio and mapping of tropical cyclones.

Dr Anita Weatherby features in the Data Tree course

Workshops and summer schools

Meaningful training to update the skills of your team, ensuring your organisation gets the most from established and new open data sources including Earth Observation, sensors and monitoring. Delivered in small groups, working on real challenges our training delivers real impact. We also specialise in training for early career researchers, devising and delivering residential workshops around the world, ranging from co-designing new big data platforms to climate services and innovation skills, to skills in communicating research to non-technical audiences.

IEA training workshop

You can watch trailers for our online courses on our YouTube channel.