Coastal_Part1.pdf - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Remote Sensing of Coastal Ecosystems Juan L Torres-P\u00e9rez and Amber McCullum August

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Juan L. Torres-Pérez and Amber McCullum August 25 th – September 8 th , 2020 Remote Sensing of Coastal Ecosystems
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2 NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program Course Structure and Materials Three, 1-hour sessions on August 25, September 1, and September 8 The same content will be presented at two different times each day: Session A: 11:00-12:00 EST (UTC-4) (English) Session B: 14:00-15:00 EST (UTC-4) (Spanish) Please only sign up for and attend one session per day. Webinar recordings, PowerPoint presentations, and the homework assignment can be found after each session at: - mission/training/english/remote-sensing-coastal- ecosystems Q&A following each lecture and/or by email at: [email protected] or [email protected]
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3 NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program Homework and Certificates Homework: One homework assignment Answers must be submitted via Google Forms HW Deadline: Tuesday Sept 22 Certificate of Completion: Attend all 3 live webinars Complete the homework assignment by the deadline (access from ARSET website) You will receive certificates approximately two months after the completion of the course from: [email protected]
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4 NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program Prerequisites Prerequisites: Please complete Sessions 1 & 2A of Fundamentals of Remote Sensing or have equivalent experience. Course Materials: oin- mission/training/english/remote- sensing-coastal-ecosystems
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5 NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) Part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program Empowering the global community through remote sensing training Seeks to increase the use of Earth science in decision-making through training for: Policy makers Environmental managers Other professionals in the public and private sector Water Resources Air Quality Disasters Eco
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6 NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program Course Outline Session 1: Overview of Coastal Ecosystems and Remote Sensing
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7 NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program Learning Objectives By the end of this session, you will be able to: Identify major coastal ecosystems, particularly from tropical and temperate regions Identify the main satellites and sensors used for studying coastal ecosystems Coral reef in Papua New Guinea. Credit: USGS
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8 NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program Why is it important to study coastal ecosystems? Ecosystem Services: Provide a habitat for thousands of species, including commercially important ones Provide coastal protection against wave action Recreational areas Provide sustenance for millions of people worldwide Conservation/Cultural Heritage Image Credit: Juan L. Torres-Pérez
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9 NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program Major Factors Affecting Coastal Ecosystems Climate Occurrence of extreme events Sea level rise
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