The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

NASA Remote Sensing for Flood Monitoring and Management

Remote sensing data can help professionals manage and monitor extreme weather conditions. In this training, participants will learn how to access and analyze available NASA data relevant to flood management. This includes data on precipitation, soil moisture, inundation mapping, and elevation modeling. Participants will learn to apply data for assessing flood risk, monitoring conditions, and planning relief. Each session will include a presentation followed by an opportunity to use the data and tools covered in the presentation.

When: 18-20 April
Where: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
How to Register: The link for registration is available by request from event organizers. Visit the workshop website to find out more.

Course Objective
At the end of the course, participants will be able to
  • Apply open-source data and tools to flood monitoring and management
  • Utilize satellite observations to evaluate extreme weather conditions, prepare for impending flooding, and plan relief activities

Course Format
  • Three day training
  • A certificate of completion will be provided to participants that attend all three days of the training

Complete Session 1 of Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, or equivalent experience

Local, regional, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations involved in flood monitoring and management