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Using NASA Remote Sensing for Disaster Management

NASA observations for tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, landslides, wildfires, and oil spills
Dates: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 to Thursday, June 30, 2016

NASA remote sensing and modeling resources are useful for managing a variety of disasters - including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, landslides, wildfires, and oil spills - particularly in regions with very little in situ data. This introductory webinar will provide an overview of NASA remote sensing data and applications for disaster management.

Learning Objectives: 

Participants will become aware of available NASA resources for disaster management, and will learn to access remote sensing observations using covered web tools for local disaster events.

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National and international entities involved in disaster and water resources management, decision support activities, and relief and humanitarian activities.

Course Agenda: 
Session One: Monitoring Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis Using NASA Remote Sensing and Models

June 9, 2016

Monitoring volcanoes, including pre-eruption monitoring, SAR-VIEWS, volcanic ash, and remote sensing resources;how we respond to earthquakes; and techniques for monitoring earthquakes and tsunamis. Presenters: Tim Stough and Maggi Glasscoe. View the recording »

Session Two: Overview of Remote Sensing for Wildfire Applications

June 16, 2016

Global wildfire issues and management questions, remote sensing wildfire products, and remote sensing wildfire tools. Presenters: Cynthia Schmidt and Amber McCullum. View the recording »

Session Three: Observing Oil Spills Using Remote Sensing Measurements

June 23, 2016

An overview of remote sensing analysis and spectroscopy, why remote sensing is used for oil, and using optical imagery, thermal imagery, and SAR for oil spill detection and monitoring. Presenter: Ira Leifer. View the recording »

Session Four: Monitoring Storms, Floods, and Landslides Using Remote Sensing Observations

June 30, 2016

An overview of landslides, where and when they occur, observing landslides with remote sensing, modeling efforts, and where you can get more information. Presenters: Amita Mehta & Dalia Kirschbaum. View the recording »

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