At the heart of the remote sensing industry

Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan



Domestic Training

Seminor hosted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, MEXT (the former Science and Technology Agency)

“Seminar for Earth Observation Satellite Data Utilization”

“Training for Remote Sensing Analysis Engineers” for researchers of national research institutions was started in 1978 as a commissioned project of the former Science and Technology Agency. Since then, the training has been conducted by adding features each year as the “Seminar for Earth Observation Satellite Data Utilization” hosted by MEXT.

With the purpose of promoting utilization of satellite data, the technical training has been provided for national and local officials who work for government agencies, local governments and other institutions. A total of more than 1,200 people have participated in the training.

Number of participants
from 1978 to 2002 677 participants
from 2003 to 2009 570 participants

RESTEC Training for the General Public (RESTEC independent project)

“Training for Remote Sensing Technology”

Since 1998, we have offered our own training for Remote Sensing Technology, to the general public for a fee in order to promote wide-ranging understanding of remote sensing technology and facilitate the use of satellite data. The private sector, university students and new recruits of designated institutions participated in this training.

Guide of Training

Number of participants
from 1998 to 2009 606 participants
in 2010 76 participants

RESTEC Training for the Beginners

Training in Akashi

Training in Akashi

“Remote Sensing for Beginners”

Targeted at those who have an interest in utilization of satellite data, we carried out the training for beginners in 2010. This training provided beginners with opportunities to experience remote sensing technology and entry-level handling of earth observation satellite data, and further encourages their interest in and use of those technologies. The training aims to contribute to disseminating remote sensing technology and satellite data locally, as well as to expand their use in the future through collaboration with partner organizations in every region of the country.

The training was conducted in Hokkaido (in collaboration with Hokkaido University and a NPO called Digital Hokkaido) and Akashi (with AKASHI National College of Technology) .

Number of participants
in Hokkaido, 2010 49 participants in utilization training
in Akashi, 2010 35 participants in utilization training