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Remote Sensing for Disasters Scenarios

16, 23 - 30 April 2019

Organization: NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET)


Course Overview: According to the WHO, every year disasters kill around 90,000 people and affect close to 160 million people worldwide." This training will show participants how NASA remote sensing data can be used to characterize and monitor disaster related events and support relief efforts. Each session will cover a different disaster and its supporting data. Disaster scenarios will include tropical storms, flooding, earthquakes, and landslides.


Learning Objectives: By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify NASA data products to characterize and monitor disasters and support decision-making
  • Understand the different data products available and their shortcomings
  • Access and interpret data covered in the different sessions.


Course Dates:  Tuesdays, April 16, 23, and 30, 2019.


Times: 10:00-12:00 or 14:00-16:00 EDT (UTC-4); the 14:00-16:00 sessions will be delivered in Spanish.

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