In this introductory webinar, participants are provided with an overview of carbon monitoring for terrestrial ecosystems. This includes background information about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and development of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) program. This course reviews products from Landsat, MODIS, and Sentinel, and other sensors commonly used for land management applications.
This course also provides information about carbon estimation techniques, and conducting accuracy assessments on these estimates. Therea are demonstrations of tools for carbon monitoring, such as NASA’s Carbon Mapper. Finally, guidance on reporting and verification of carbon estimates and the larger role of carbon markets are discussed, as well as additional guidance on resources available to participants.
Participants will gain a basic understanding of carbon monitoring and estimation, its global importance, and learn to acquire and use remote sensing imagery, including:
Complete the on-demand Fundamentals of Remote Sensing webinars, Sessions 1 and 2A, or equivalent.
Local, regional, state, federal and international organizations interested in assessing and reporting carbon estimates using satellite imagery.
Governmental and non-governmental organizations in the public and private sectors engaged in environmental management and monitoring will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research.
An overview of available satellite sensors and products available to monitor terrestrial ecosystems, pre-processing imagery requirements, image classification and change detection, considerations for NFMS sustainability, and a demonstration of NASA's Carbon Mapper. View the recording »