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Nature & Environment Courses

How is our need for energy and resources shaping the environmental challenges for tomorrow? Explore the natural world, and understand the causes and impact of climate change, with our online environment and biology courses.

nature
Earth viewed from space
European Space Agency
Earth Observation from Space
Discover how optical Earth observation data is gathered and used in this free online course from the European Space Agency (ESA).
Weather: a satellite image of clouds above the earth
University of Reading
Come Rain or Shine
Understand and explore the physical processes behind the weather
Satellites around earth with the ocean as a background
EUMETSAT
Monitoring the Oceans from Space
Explore our oceans from space. Discover how Earth observation allows us to monitor ocean health, and inform policy and planning.
Sustainability for Professionals - University of Bath
University of Bath
Make an Impact
Find out how to integrate a sustainable development strategy into your company with this free online course.
two veterinarians in a field with cows
Complutense University of Madrid
Animal Viruses
Learn how important animal viruses are transmitted between animals and humans, and understand the diseases they produce.
Image of the Orion star in the night sky
The Open University
In the Night Sky: Orion
Explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.
University of Reading
The Future of Farming
How can we adapt farming to an uncertain future? Could the answer be Climate Smart Agriculture? Find out with this free course.
Extinctions logo with humans looking up at the tree of life in the sky
University of Cape Town
Extinctions
Discover the diversity of life on earth, the impacts of five past mass extinctions and the prospect of a sixth extinction today.
Symbols of renewable energy captured inside a bulb
The Open University
Elements of Renewable Energy
Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power.
A living ecosystem
The Open University
Introduction to Ecosystems
Gain an understanding of the natural world, how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world.
A deep ocean giant isopod
University of Southampton
Exploring Our Oceans
Explore the half of our world covered by deep ocean, and how our lives affect the hidden face of our planet.
Modern roof design
University of Bath
Modern Building Design
Learn how climate change, technology and regulation are changing modern building design and professional practice in construction.
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