Energy impacts everything we do, from providing basic services such as cooking and cleaning to providing development opportunities and improving overall quality of life. However, energy management, through energy production, transmission, and distribution, is impacted by environmental and climate conditions, including weather patterns or extremes and climate change. Energy providers are turning to cleaner and renewable energy sources, as well as assessing and implementing actions to make their energy management activities more resilient to environmental hazards. Decision-makers need to better understand where energy resources exist and how they are impacted by physical environmental conditions, weather, and climate.
This training will offer participants an introduction to how NASA EOs can contribute to a greater understanding of energy management applications. The course will summarize priorities and challenges for energy management and how various NASA EOs can support decision-making. Attendees will gain familiarity with a broad set of relevant NASA datasets, tools, platforms, and resources, as well as hear about case studies and real-world applications related to climate resilience, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Course Dates: Tuesdays, June 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2021
Times: 10:00-11:30 or 16:00-17:30 EDT (UTC-4); There will be identical sessions at two different times of the day. Participants need only to register and attend one daily session.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this series, attendees will:
- Be able to summarize priorities and challenges in the energy management sector and how Earth observations can support decision-making
- Become familiar with online tools for acquiring data from satellite missions and visualizing data or conducting analyses
- Be aware of various use cases for Earth Observations in energy management for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate resilience
Audience: The audience is primarily energy management professionals and decision makers from local government, state agencies, the private sector, or other stakeholders (e.g. electric utilities).
Course Format: Four, 90-minute parts