ARSET - Humanitarian Applications Using NASA Earth Observations

Start Date:
June 14, 2022
End Date:
June 23, 2022
Description:
This training will focus on using NASA data products for monitoring human settlements and landscapes during conflict and displacement. This training will include topics such as monitoring urban damage, mapping refugee settlement dynamics, and gauging climate hazards at refugee settlements. We will discuss relevant satellite sensors & methodologies, data access and analysis using Google Earth Engine, as well as assumptions, opportunities, & limitations of various remote sensing-based approaches. This 4-part introductory training will focus on using NASA data products for monitoring human settlements and landscapes during armed conflict and forced displacement. This ARSET training is the first dedicated to humanitarian applications of NASA satellite imagery with topics including monitoring urban damage, mapping refugee settlement dynamics, and gauging climate hazards at refugee settlements. For each topic, we will discuss relevant satellite sensors and methodologies, data access and analysis using Google Earth Engine, as well as assumptions, opportunities, and limitations of various remote sensing-based approaches in humanitarian applications. This training supports quantitative and visual understanding of short- and long-term conflict effects that are evident in satellite imagery, complements analysis of georeferenced humanitarian data, and builds on previous ARSET trainings associated with cropland monitoring, human settlement detection, disaster risk assessment, nighttime lights, and Google Earth Engine. Agenda
Targeted Audience:
This training is primarily intended for stakeholders, academics, researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international agencies, and government ministries involved in humanitarian response and decision support activities.
Expected Outcomes:
After participating in the training, attendees will be able to: -Conceptualize landscape - and settlement-level monitoring with satellite remote sensing. -Select a range of satellite image data (i.e., optical, radar, nighttime lights, etc.) for humanitarian applications. -Recognize the value of time series analysis for monitoring acute and long-term changes in humanitarian contexts. -Identify opportunities and limitations of using satellite data in humanitarian applications. -Integrate satellite-derived humanitarian data with other open- access geospatial products on population, building footprints, infrastructure, etc.
Host:
NASA Applied Sciences
Organizer:
NASA Applied Sciences
Format/Training Type:
Online Course, Workshop
Language:
English
Attendance:
Open
Application Deadline:
June 14, 2022
Qualifications:
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar
Contact Name:
Sarah Cutshall
Contact Email:
sarah.cutshall@nasa.gov
Link:
https://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/join-mission/training/english/arset-humanitarian-applications-using-nasa-earth-observations
Thematic Area:
Disasters
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