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Introduction to NASA Earth Science Data Products, Portals, and Tools

This webinar provides a broad overview of environmental parameters available from NASA Earth Science to facilitate environmental decision support by monitoring and mapping air quality, water resources, disasters and ecosystems. There are multiple sources and data archives for these data sets from different satellite missions, sensors, and earth system models - with varying features, strengths and limitations. Many web-based tools are available for easy access, analysis and visualization of NASA data. This course is designed to be a concise source of information about NASA data, locations, web tools and examples of data usage to facilitate end-users' data needs. 

Course Format: 
  • Five, one hour sessions
  • Introductory Webinar

No previous remote sensing experience required


This course is intended for international development agencies, public and private sector organizations working in environmental management, applications and decision making. 

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This webinar is free, but you must register for each session before viewing the recording. 

Course Agenda: 
Session One: NASA Earth Science: Research & Applications to Decision Support

An overview of NASA Earth Sciences, Applied Sciences, and the ARSET program; NASA observing and modeling capabilities; and examples of Earth science data applications. View the recording »

Session Two: Overview of NASA Earth Science Data Products

A summary of NASA earth science data parameters, data for environmental applications (air quality, disasters, ecoforecasting & land management, and water resources), and how to search for data. View the recording »

Session Three: NASA Data Centers

Where and how to get data - data access, analysis and visualization tools. View the recording »

Session Four: NASA Data & GIS Applications: Air Quality & Water Resources

An overview of data parameters, examples of data applications, and demonstrations of: monitoring air quality using Worldview and Giovanni, monitoring rainfall over the Nile River Basin and monitoring drought over the western U.S. using Giovanni, and GIS analysis of the Nile River Basin rainfall. View the recording »

Session Five: NASA Data & GIS Applications: Disaster, Agriculture, & Ecology

An overview of available data, websites and tools, and demonstrations of: the Global Flood Monitoring System, MODIS Inundation Mapping tool, GEO-GLAM/Crop Monitor, and LandsatLook. View the recording »

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