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Monitoring Urban Floods Using Remote Sensing

August 1 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

NASA ARSET: Applied Remote Sensing Training

Urban flooding is already a major risk for cities. Increasing impervious surface area, inadequate storm water drainage, and aging infrastructure all contribute. As a result, growing urban populations will face a greater risk of flooding from extreme weather events. This webinar series will focus on the components of urban flooding that satellite data can track:

  • extreme precipitation
  • flooding
  • waterlogged and ponded surfaces

Using satellite data allows individuals and organizations to develop better plans for handling floods. This can include developing better early warning techniques, better plans for rescue and relief, and more effective long-term infrastructure planning.

Course Date and Time: Wednesdays, July 25th and August 1st, 2018. There are 2 identical sessions provided twice per day to accommodate an international audience. 09:00-11:00 and 18:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4)

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

  • Describe remote sensing and Earth system model data useful for flood monitoring in urban areas
  • Identify how remote sensing can aid in planning early warning systems, flood response, and flood recovery efforts

Intended Audience:  This training is primarily intended for urban water and disaster managers, urban planners, emergency responders, transportation and utility providers and planners, public health professionals, and the insurance sector.

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

Please see the Training URL:  Monitoring Urban Floods Using Remote Sensing   to register.