International Training Remote Sensing > Final Programme and Presentations

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PROGRAMME AND PRESENTATIONS

Wednesday July 13

Session 1: Introduction to Remote Sensing for Water Resources Management

The objective of this session is to provide an overview of fundamentals of remote sensing, to identify the different water cycle components, with a focus on fresh water quantities and water-related disaster risk management

 

Responsible

8:30 – 9:00

Transport from the hotel to the training venue

CIH

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome words:

Koen Verbist, UNESCO-IHP

Ana Prados, NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET)

Rafael González, Hydroinformatics Center

Cláudio Osako, Itaipu Technological Park

Herlon Goelzer de Almeida, Itaipu Binacional

 

Short introduction of the participants

Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants

9:30 – 10:30

Overview of ARSET and Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing

NASA-ARSET

10:30 – 11:00

 Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 11:30

NASA Satellites and Earth System Models for Water Resources Management

NASA-ARSET

11:30 – 13:00

i) NASA Web-based Tools for Water Resources Data Access

ii) Hands-on Activity to Access HDF and NetCDF File Using Selected Web-tools

NASA-ARSET

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Hands-on Activity:  Software Installation Check (QGIS and Panoply) and HDF/NetCDF Data Visualization

NASA-ARSET

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

EUMETSAT dissemination mechanism for the near real-time delivery of satellite data and products

LAPISMET

17:00 – 18:00

Remote sensing applications for dryland management in Brazil

LAPISMET

20:00

Icebreaker Reception

Organization

 

Thursday July 14

Session 2: Precipitation Remote Sensing Estimates

This session gives an overview of remote sensing products available for rainfall estimates (TRMM, GPM, PERSIANN, among others) and provides concrete examples of their use for specific applications in extreme rainfall detection, flood and drought monitoring among others.  The session will also provide instruction for access and analysis of the precipitation data.

 

Responsible

09:00 – 10:30

Overview and Access to GPCP, TRMM and GPM Precipitation Data Products

NASA-ARSET

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Hands-on Exercises to download TRMM and GPM Gridded Datasets

NASA-ARSET

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Hands-on Exercises to download TRMM and GPM Orbital Datasets

NASA-ARSET

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00

Introduction to the Latin American and Caribbean Flood and Drought Monitor

 

Hands-on validation data for GPM using rain gauge data

University Princeton

   

Friday July 15

Session 3: Using satellites for Improved Flood Monitoring and Prediction

Remote sensing data sets are essential for monitoring and predicting flood hazards at different timescales and spatial resolutions. This session focusses on practical applications of remote sensing datasets as well as more integrated platforms, such as hydrologic and routing models that utilize remote sensing data for flood monitoring and inundation mapping for early warning to post-flood relief planning.

 

Responsible

09:00 – 10:30

 NASA Flood Monitoring and Mapping Tools

NASA-ARSET

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Hands-on Exercise for Flood Monitoring and Mapping

NASA-ARSET

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Hands-on application on the Latin American Flood and Drought Monitor

 

Tutorial of the  Latin American Flood and Drought Monitor

University Princeton

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00

Introduction to Radar

Hands-on application using Sentinel RADAR Data

NASA-ARSET

  

Saturday July 16

Session 4: Remote sensing for Evapotranspiration

This session focusses on the use of remote sensing for the estimate of evapotranspiration. Both direct satellite-derived estimation methods (MODIS, LANDSAT) and indirect methods through modeling (GLDAS, TOPS-SIMS) will be explored.

 

Responsible

09:00 – 10:30

 Remote sensing of evapotranspiration (Overview)

NASA ARSET

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Deriving crop water requirements from remote sensing products

University Princeton

 

Saturday July 16

Session 5: Remote sensing for groundwater management

Remote sensing is progressively being used for the determination of groundwater conditions. Although the spatial resolution of these products are still a challenge for small-scale applications, through a set of case studies the use of GRACE and other products is discussed in specific applications.

 

Responsible

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Overview of the Gravity Recovery and Climate

Experiment (GRACE) Data and Applications

NASA-ARSET

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Data Access and Application

NASA-ARSET

  

Sunday July 17

Free Day and Optional Excursion

(Optional) Visit to the Foz de Iguazú National Park

  

Monday July 18

Session 6: Visit of the Itaipu Reservoir and Hydroelectric Plant

 

Responsible

08:00

Departure from the hotel

08:00 – 12:00

Visit of the Itaipu reservoir complex

CIH

Monday July 18

Session 7: Remote sensing for snow and ice monitoring

The session is dealing with aspects related to snow and ice cover (MODIS, MODSCAG), with a focus on the Andean Region, and how the information can be used in watershed modeling for streamflow forecasting and decision making.  In addition, snowmelt and snow water equivalent estimates based on Land Data Assimilation model will be introduced.

 

Responsible

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

MODIS and MODSCAG for snow monitoring

NASA-ARSET

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00

Hands-on exercises on snow monitoring for streamflow prediction:

1)    Tutorial Solver

2)    Excel exercise – Microsoft Excel

3)    Tutorial Modelo Pronóstico

4)    Entradas pronóstico – Microsoft Excel

5)    Publicación Cientíica

CEAZA/UNESCO

  

 Tuesday July 19

Session 8: Remote sensing for drought monitoring

During this session different tools will be demonstrated to use remote sensing datasets for (agricultural) drought monitoring, and specifically to evaluate current tools for vegetation monitoring and to determine watershed boundaries from high resolution radar images.

 

Responsible

09:00 – 10:30

Introduction vegetation indices and added value products

VITO

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Monitoring Agricultural Drought with Remote Sensing Data

VITO

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Introduction and installation of SPIRITS

SPIRITS Tutorial

VITO

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00

Hands-on application using SPIRITS for vegetation anomaly analysis

NASA-ARSET

  

Wednesday July 20

Session 9: Remote sensing of soil moisture monitoring

This session will include an overview of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite mission and its soil moisture products, providing examples of their use in different applications such as flood and drought forecasting amongst others.

 

Responsible

09:00 – 10:30

Overview of the SMAP soil moisture products – Part1

Overview of the SMAP soil moisture products– Part2

Overview of the SMAP soil moisture products– Part3

NASA-ARSET

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Hands-on application of the SMAP soil moisture products

NASA-ARSET

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

GLOBE protocol for NASA product Soil Moisture Active Passive  (SMAP)

NASA-ARSET

15:00 – 15:30

Closure of the training

Evaluation of course components

Discussion of additional needs and opportunities

Organization

Participants

 

 

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