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NASA ARSET Online Training Announcement - Remote Sensing of Land Indicators for Sustainable Development

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NASA ARSET Online Training Announcement - Remote Sensing of Land Indicators for Sustainable Development

Remote Sensing of Land Indicators for Sustainable Development Goal 15

This training will focus on addressing United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15, whose focus is to “protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.”

In this webinar, participants will learn how to access and apply satellite data relevant to land indicators, such as estimating total forest area and forest change. The webinar will include an overview of the SDGs, as well as an introduction to image classification and change detection.

Course Date and Time: Three, one-hour sessions (June 20, 21, and 22nd) at either 1:00-2:00 p.m. or 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT (UTC-4). The session is broadcast twice per day to allow for international participation.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

Describe the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 15

Acquire satellite observations of land cover used to assess SDG indicators 15.1.1 and 15.3.1

Develop a basic understanding of image classification, change detection and change detection

Intended Audience: Regional, state, federal, and international organizations interested in addressing monitoring requirements for the SDGs through the use of remote sensing. Professional organizations in the public and private sectors engaged in environmental management and monitoring will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research.

Please visit this training's webpage here to register: https://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/land/webinars/sdg15

Registration: This webinar is free and open but you must register. Please only register for one of the daily sessions: You can check your local time to select your session preference. http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

For more information about the ARSET program and the webinar please visit our website: NASA ARSET. http://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/

18 May, 2017 - 15:06