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NASA Remote Sensing for Flood Monitoring and Management

Fairfax, VA
Date Range: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Thursday, April 20, 2017

Remote sensing data can help professionals manage and monitor extreme weather conditions. In this training, participants will learn how to access and analyze available NASA data relevant to flood management. This includes data on precipitation, soil moisture, inundation mapping, and elevation modeling. Participants will learn to apply data for assessing flood risk, monitoring conditions, and planning relief. Each session will include a presentation followed by an opportunity to use the data and tools covered in the presentation.

Course Objective: 

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply open-source data and tools to flood monitoring and management
  • Utilize satellite observations to evaluate extreme weather conditions, prepare for impending flooding, and plan relief activities
Course Format: 
  • Three day training
    • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • A certificate of completion will be provided to participants that attend all three days of the training
  • Reference Material: List of Relevant Tools & Data Portals
  • The training will be a mixture of presentations and exercises. Attendees will have the opportunity to form groups and conduct independent case studies.

Local, regional, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations involved in flood monitoring and management.

Registration Information: 

Attendees must bring their own laptop to participate. There is no registration fee associated with the training, and attendees are responsible for their own travel costs. Registration is now closed.

Course Agenda: 
Session 1A: Precipitation from Remote Sensing Measurements
Session 1B: Digital Elevation Data from Remote Sensing
Session 2A: Overview of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data for Flood Detection
Session 2B: Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission
Session 3A: Flood Management and Monitoring Tools
Session 3B: Flood Monitoring and Management Case Study

All data for this training is available at the Dewberry Github

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