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Remote Sensing for Conservation & Biodiversity

Dates: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 to Thursday, January 24, 2019
Times: 
10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5)
Registration Closes: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment states: “ecosystems are critical to human well-being - to our health, our prosperity, our security, and to our social and cultural identity.” Conservation and biodiversity management play important roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Earth observations can help with these efforts. This online webinar series introduces participants to the use of satellite data for conservation and biodiversity applications. The series will highlight specific projects that have successfully used satellite data. Examples include:

  • monitoring chimpanzee habitat loss
  • decreasing whale mortality
  • detecting penguins
  • monitoring wildfires
  • biodiversity observation networks
Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this training, attendees will: 

  • be able to outline uses of remote sensing for habitat suitability, species population dynamics, and monitoring wildfires
  • learn about the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEOBON), Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON), and essential biodiversity variables
Course Format: 
  • Two, one hour sessions
  • The same session will be broadcast at both times, both in English
Prerequisites: 

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing or equivalent knowledge

If you do not complete the prerequisite, you may not be adequately prepared for the pace of the training

Audience: 

This training is designed for individuals and organizations interested in using satellite imagery for conservation and biodiversity. 

Registration Information: 

There is no cost for the webinar, but you must register to attend the sessions. Both sessions will be held in English. So that we can accommodate as many people as possible, please only register for one session.

Course Agenda: 
Session One: Remote Sensing for Conservation

January 22, 2019

This session will focus on remote sensing for habitat suitability, species population dynamics, and monitoring wildfires.

Session Two: Remote Sensing for Biodiversity

January 24, 2019

This session will focus on the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEOBON), Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON), and essential biodiversity variables.

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