4 Part Series
"Learn about how NASA uses remote sensing and socioeconomic data for disaster risk assessment (DRA), and about the case studies and operational applications of Earth Observation (EO) for DRA."
According to a UN report, between 1998 and 2017, the U.S. alone lost $944.8 billion USD from disasters. Between 1978 and 2017, losses from extreme weather events rose by 251 percent. It is critical to develop disaster management strategies to reduce and mitigate disaster risks. A major factor in regional risk assessment is evaluating the vulnerability of lives and property to disasters. Environmental information about disasters, their spatial impact, and their temporal evolution can play an important role as well.
This webinar series focuses on Earth observation (EO) data useful for disaster risk assessment. The series covers disasters including tropical cyclones, flooding, wildfires, and heat stress. The training also covers access to socioeconomic and disaster damage data. Sessions 3 & 4 cover case studies and operational applications of EO for disaster risk assessment.
These training resources are appropriate for professionals with no previous experience in remote sensing.
This session was created by NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET). ARSET is a part of NASA's Applied Science's Capacity Building Program. To learn more about ARSET, click HERE.
In case of any questions regarding the session, please feel free to reach out to Ana I. Prados, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET), University of Maryland Baltimore County at firstname.lastname@example.org.