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March 16, 2016 - April 06, 2016

This webinar provides demonstrations and hands-on experience in using NASA remote sensing observations and flood mapping tools useful for flood management. Participants learn to access rainfall, streamflow, and surface inundation extent data for regional flood cases. In addition, participants learn to access digital elevation and terrain data, as well as socioeconomic data, to facilitate flood risk assessment and post-flood relief planning using a GIS framework.

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Attendees will know how to use NASA remote sensing data for flood management, from planning pre-flood monitoring to post-flood relief activities.


This webinar is aimed at public and private entities, both national and international, involved in disaster and water resource management, decision support activities, and humanitarian and relief activities. 

Course Format
  • Four 1-hour sessions
Session One: Demonstration of Flood Mapping Web Tools Based on NASA Remote Sensing Observations of Rainfall

An overview of the Global Flood Monitoring System (GFMS), the Extreme Rainfall Detection System (ERDS) and NASA SERVIR. View the Recording



Session Two: Demonstration of Flood Mapping Web Tools Based on NASA Remote Sensing Observations of Land Cover

An overview of near real-time MODIS inundation and the Dartmouth Flood Observatory. View the recording



Session Three: Overview & Access to Ancillary NASA Data for Flood Management

An overview of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data information (Guest Speaker: Sang-Ho Yun), accessing Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) terrain data, and accessing the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) data. View the Recording



Session Four: Flooding Case Studies Using NASA Web Tools & GIS

Case studies include: May 2015 Texas Flood, February 2015 Bolivia Flood, January 2015 Malawi Flood, and the November-December 2015 India Flood. View the Recording