Prediction and monitoring of water and extreme weather are a vital part of managing an area's natural resources. In partnership with UNESCO, ARSET is hosting a six day training on satellite remote sensing applications for watershed management. The training will take place in Foz do Iguaçu at the Itaipu Technological Park. Attendees will learn about remote sensing techniques applicable to water resource management through case studies and exercises. Registration is now closed, but more information is available on the course website.
Topics will include:
- monitoring and predicting water-related disasters
- precipitation estimates
- soil moisture evapotranspiration
- synthetic aperture radar (data access and processing)
- land classifications
- Six days of intensive, in-person training
- 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Day 5 will include a technical visit to the São Francisco Verdadeiro Watershed
To prepare for the training, please view Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar; Introducción al Radar de Apertura Sintética
Attendees that do not complete prerequisites may not be properly prepared for the pace during the training.
Registration for this training is now CLOSED.
Visit the course website for more information.
- Overview of ARSET
- Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
- SAR Polarimetry
- Access to SAR Imagery
- Overview of Landsat, Terra/Aquis MODIS
- Access & Analysis of Landsat Landcover
- Access & Analysis of MODIS NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index)
- Introduction to Evapotranspiration
- Accessing Landsat ET Data
- Introduction to SRTM & DEM
- Accessing SRTM Terrain Data
- Introduction to the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission
- Access & Analysis of GPM Level 2 Data
- Introduction to the Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS)
- Access GLDAS Runoff Data
- Summary of Surface Water Budgets
- Analysis of Precipitation, Soil Moisture, and ET in QGIS
- SMAP and GLOBE