National Aeronautics and Space Administration Juan L. Torres-Pérez and Amber McCullum August 25 th – September 8 th , 2020 Remote Sensing of Coastal Ecosystems
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]
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]
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
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
6 NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program Course Outline Session 1: Overview of Coastal Ecosystems and Remote Sensing
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
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
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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