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Introduction to Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms - September 2017


Harmful algal blooms (HABs) can have a negative impact on the ecosystem and human health. Satellite remote sensing is able to collect data frequently and over a large area to identify impaired water quality from HABs. This data can inform decision-makers on where best to put their resources for taking water samples, determine what toxins are in the water, whether they need to change or move drinking water intakes, and whether a fishery needs to be closed. Remote sensing data enables individuals and organizations to have more flexible plans for water sampling. It also leads to a more efficient and appropriate allocation of resources for protecting human health.

Course Date and Time: Four, 1-hour sessions, every Tuesday in September (September 5, 12, 19, and 26) at either 11:00-12:00 or 21:00-22:00 EDT (UTC-4). The session is broadcast twice per day to allow for international participation.

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

  • identify NASA’s Earth Science remote sensing data products for the identification and monitoring of HABs
  • describe how coupled remote sensing and modeling approaches are used in decision support tools
  • use a selection of NASA Earth Science data tools to monitor HABs

Intended Audience: Local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations interested in using satellite imagery for coastal and ocean applications. Governmental and non-governmental 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.

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.



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