NASA and UN team up for environmental data collection and use

They aim to promote and implement the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) programme

German power grid operators steel themselves for cyber attacks

Energy company innogy’s first training centre allows firms to learn how to identify threats as well as initiate suitable protective and defensive measures

Winds of change: New global initiative to empower women

Women currently make up only 22% of the global workforce

Could virtual reality revolutionise training in nuclear?

Researchers are developing the VR training to help workers at decommissioning sites prepare for hazard awareness in ‘highly realistic’ situations

US awards $53m to advance solar energy technologies

The projects aim to lower the cost of solar power and support a growing workforce

Iraqi officials trained to assess oil-contaminated sites from ISIL conflicts

UN Environment conducted a five-day training workshop and provided portable oil contamination analysers, sampling tools and personnel protective equipment

New York awards $15m for clean energy training

The schemes will support apprenticeships, internships and educational programmes at State University of New York campuses

UK environmental lawyers to train Chinese judges

ClientEarth has organised a week-long set of seminars for more than 300 judges

New digital hub for nuclear capacity building

It focuses on workforce planning, leadership and training to support countries with operating plants and those considering or developing new programmes

Cyber attack training scenario hits energy sector

A cyber security training programme has been launched to help the energy sector defend itself against people trying to hack its systems and damage vital infrastructure. The European Network for Cyber Security’s (ENCS) training casts participants as hackers and defenders in a live attack scenario upon an electricity grid, using a simulated company called Gridnet. […]