Applied Remote Sensing Training

The goal of the NASA Applied Remote SEnsing Training (ARSET) is to increase the utility of NASA earth science and model data for policy makers, regulatory agencies, and other applied science professionals in the areas of Health and Air Quality, Water Resources, Eco Forecasting, and Disaster Management.

The two primary activities of this project are in-person courses and webinars.

In-Person Courses

ARSET in-person courses are a combination of lectures and computer hands-on activities that teach professionals how to access, interpret, and apply NASA data at regional and global scales with an emphasis on case studies. The program generally works with a host organization and other groups within their geographical region to tailor the curriculum and exercises to the needs of the projected attendees.   


Webinars are offered throughout the year in all four application areas and they usually last 4-5 weeks, 1 hour per week. They are intended for those new to remote sensing. For more information please go to the webinars section of the website.

Skills Taught:

  • Search, access, and download of NASA data products and imagery
  • Appropriate use and interpretation of satellite imagery.
  • Visualization and analysis of NASA imagery using NASA, EPA, and NOAA webtools and other resources such as GIS, Google Earth, Panoply, RSIG, and HDFLook


ARSET is sponsored by the Applied Sciences Program within NASA's Earth Sciences Division.  We would like to thank Nancy Searby, Applied Sciences' Capacity Builiding Program Manager for her support of this project.