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Introduction to Remote Sensing for Conservation Management

Amazon Deforestation 2000-2012

This webinar series focuses on regional and global observation resources for conservation management. It provides a basic overview of remote sensing, tools for accessing and visualizing relevant NASA Earth science data, and case study applications for utilizing these tools for conservation management. The target audience for this series are NGOs (national and international) focused on conservation and biodiversity issues. 

Learning Objectives: 
  • Provide an overview of remote sensing, details on how to access and visualize relevant NASA Earth science data, and how to use these data for conservation and biodiversity issues.
  • Assist NGOs and land management professionals in decision-making through the use of NASA data, relevant tools, and assessment methods.
Course Format: 
  • Five one-hour sessions
  • Introductory webinar - no previous remote sensing experience required
Prerequisites: 

No previous remote sensing experience is required for this training. 

Audience: 

The target audience for this series are NGOs (national and international) focused on conservation and biodiversity issues. 

Registration Information: 

This webinar is free, but you must register for each session before viewing the recording. 

Session One: Overview of Remote Sensing

May 5, 2015

An overview of satellite remote sensing and conservation applications. Includes a review of the course structure and objectives, an overview of ARSET, global conservation issues that can be addressed with remote sensing, and the fundamentals of remote sensing. View the recording »

Session Two: Platforms and Sensors for Conservation

A brief review of session one, satellite data processing levels, an overview of satellite sensors for conservation application, and demonstrations of MODIS MRTWeb and LandsatLook viewer. View the recording »

Session Three: Habitat Monitoring

A brief overview of session two, an overview of habitat monitoring, an overview of land cover mapping, how to access U.S. & global land cover products, uses of land cover products, land cover change detection methods, change detection visualization tools, and demonstrations of the Map of Life. View the recording »

Session Four: Animal Movement

A brief review of session three, an overview of monitoring animal movement, remote sensing and animal movement, additional resources, and a demonstration of LifeMapper. View the recording »

Session Five: Near Real-Time Data, Featuring Guest Speaker: Karyn Tabor

A brief review of session four, an overview of near real-time (NRT) monitoring, an overview of satellite resources of NRT monitoring, how NRT monitoring is used in conservation, examples of uses in forest systems, and a demonstration of Firecast. View the recording »

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