[gis_info] Free Webinar course from ARSET/NASA titled: Introduction to NASA Remote Sensing Data for Land Resources Management.

DENOUDEN Bob * CIO bob.denouden at state.or.us
Wed Apr 23 12:13:55 PDT 2014

Introduction to NASA Remote Sensing Data for Land Resources Management.

May 20 - June 17 2014

Every Tuesday, 5 webinars: one hour per week

12 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

To Register go to:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4845575589179714049

Or http://water.gsfc.nasa.gov

Course Objectives:

*Provide an overview of freely available NASA Earth science data and web-tools for decision making and land resources management at regional to global scales.

*The course will help professionals assess which NASA data and decision support tools are best suited to their environmental management needs.

Course Participation: This course is intended for land resources managers, NGOs, international development agencies, and private sector organizations. Space is limited, preference will be given to these and other environmental professionals. Certificates provided upon request to those who attend all 5 webinars and complete the homework assignments

For more information contact: cynthia.l.schmidt at nasa.gov<mailto:cynthia.l.schmidt at nasa.gov> or aprados at umbc.edu<mailto:aprados at umbc.edu>

Draft Agenda

NASA Remote Sensing for Land Management

Week 1: Overview of NASA Remote Sensing and Earth systems modeling data for Land Management/Natural Resource Management

Course Introduction

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

Examples of satellites, sensors for Natural Resource Management

Week 2: Overview of Land Cover Mapping

Landsat and MODIS: existing land cover products and overview of processing methods (NDVI, Gap Analysis, Landfire, etc.)

Examples of Data Applications: Wildfire and air quality, Site suitability, phenology?

Week 3: Overview of Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration

Satellite, Sensors, and Models for these Data

Examples of Data Applications: Irrigation Management, Agricultural Mapping

Week 4: Overview of Change Detection

Landsat and MODIS: existing change detection products and overview of processing methods

Examples of Data Applications: Forest disturbance, urban expansion

Week 5: Overview of Web-tools for Data Access (with live demos)

Landsat and MODIS: Spatial and Temporal selection of Data

Importing Data into GIS


Bob DenOuden, GISP
Oregon GIS Framework Coordinator
DAS/CIO Geospatial Enterprise Office
155 Cottage St. NE, 4th Floor
Salem, OR 97301
office: (503) 378-3157 cell: (503) 428-4892


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