The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Advanced Webinar: Radar Remote Sensing for Land, Water, & Disaster Applications

A limitation of optical satellite remote sensing is that it depends on cloudless, well-illuminated areas to produce quality data. This is especially problematic for collecting data during nighttime or when there is cloud cover. Radar is an ideal sensor to study the surface of the Earth because of its ability to “see” through clouds regardless of day or night conditions. In addition, the radar signal can penetrate through the vegetation canopy and provide information about conditions underneath, such as flooding. Techniques such as interferometry can track surface deformation on the order centimeters, such as ground movement caused by earthquakes.

This webinar series builds on ARSET's previous webinar: Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar. The training will focus on different radar approaches and techniques including amplitude, time-series, polarimetry, and interferometry for mapping and monitoring disasters and land cover. Attendees will apply these techniques to map land cover and land use change, deforestation, flooding, crop monitoring, and surface deformation for earthquake monitoring.

When: 7-16 August 2018; 18:00-20:00-EDT (UTC-4)
Where: Webinar (online)
How to Register: Click here to register

This webinar series offers a Spanish and an English version. Read details on the website closely to determine the appropriate dates and sessions for registration purposes.

Prerequisites:
-Complete Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar, or have equivalent knowledge
-Attendees that do not complete the prerequisite may not be adequately prepared for this training

Audience:
Remote sensing users from local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations interested in using SAR for terrestrial applications such as inundation mapping, land cover land use change studies, and surface deformation for volcanic and earthquake activity.

Registration Information:
There is no cost for the webinar, but you must register to attend the sessions. One session of this training will be held in Spanish and one in English. Because we anticipate a high demand for this training, please only sign up for one session.