July 06, 2016 - July 27, 2016
In this introductory course participants will be provided with an overview of remote sensing for coastal and ocean applications. This includes a background in aquatic remote sensing, data access and tools for processing and analyzing imagery, and examples and live demonstrations of tools that have been developed for NASA and partner organizations. This course will cover data products from MODIS, VIIRS, HICO, and other sensors commonly used for ocean applications.
Header image is from Copernicus Sentinel data (2015), processed by ESA
Participants will learn about NASA Earth observation resources (data and tools) available for coastal and ocean applications, including:
- A basic understanding of remote sensing in aquatic environments
- How to access and visualize relevant NASA Earth Science data
- Techniques for using NASA Earth Science data for coastal and ocean applications in the areas of animal migrations and coral reef health
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 sector engaged in environmental management and monitoring.
- Four 1-hour sessions
An overview of themes in coastal and ocean applied science, how remote sensing is used for coastal and ocean applied science, fundamentals of remote sensing (spatial, temporal, spectral resolutions), and the advantages and limitations of remote sensing in aquatic environments.
Overview of animal movement and migration, an overview of coupled model and remote sensing tools for tracking animal movement, examples of remote sensing tools for understanding animal movement, challenges to tracking animal movement in a moving environment, and a live demonstration of Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service.
An overview of coral biology, corals in a changing climate, an overview of coupled model and remote sensing tools for understanding coral reef health, examples of remote sensing tools for understanding coral reef systems, and a live demonstration of NOAA Coral Reef Watch.