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This ARSET Training will describe climate risk assessment approaches that originate with stakeholder expertise in the fundamental climate vulnerability and exposure of their system. By identifying at-risk assets and the types of climate conditions that drive problematic responses, stakeholders and scientists can co-develop risk information targeting specific climatic impact-drivers and utilizing climate observations and projections sets selected to suitably address those risks. The training will provide an assessment and engagement framework and utilize examples from the NASA Climate Adaptation Science Investigators (CASI) Program that is preparing NASA facilities for future climate resilience.


(2023). ARSET - Building Climate Risk Assessments from Local Vulnerability and Exposure. NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET).

By the end of this training attendees will be able to:

  1. Theory: Plan for a risk assessment tailored to their system of interest
  2. Resources: Identify NASA resources for climate risk assessment
  3. Contextual: Recognize importance of developing contextual intervention strategies for specific stakeholder decisions
  4. Demonstration: Connect climate risk information to specific vulnerabilities and exposed assets to support climate action decision processes in their systems

This training is primarily intended for local, state, federal, and international entities, including public and private sector organizations to use NASA Earth observations and modeled climate projection datasets for integration into their climate change-related work in different sectors.

Course Format
  • Online
  • Sep 19 & 21
  • Sessions held twice a day, 11:00-12:30 & 3:00-4:30 (EDT)
Part 1: Theoretical Framework for Demand-Driven Climate Adaptation Support
EDT (UTC-4:00)

Trainers: Alex Ruane and Sanketa Kadam

  • Basic Approach and Climate Risk Theory
  • Resources and Tools
  • Demonstrative Examples
  • End-to-End Examples
  • Q&A Session


Part 2: Developing Climate Adaptation Support for NASA Centers
EDT (UTC-4:00)

Trainers: Alex Ruane and Sanketa Kadam

  • Overview of NASA Products
  • Risk to NASA Centers
  • Closing Thoughts, Future Directions
  • Q&A Session