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:
By the end of this training, attendees will:
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
This training is designed for individuals and organizations interested in using satellite imagery for conservation and biodiversity. Professional organizations in the public and private sectors engaged in environmental management and monitoring will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research.
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.
January 22, 2019
This session will focus on remote sensing for habitat suitability, species population dynamics, and monitoring wildfires.
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.