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Hyperspectral Data for Land and Coastal Systems

Workshops & Courses
Posted: 
12/17/2020
Expiration Date: 
02/03/2021

Hyperspectral data presents a unique opportunity to characterize specific vegetation types and biogeochemical processes across the land and oceans. Applications of hyperspectral data include plant species identification, invasive species management, assessment of phytoplankton functional types, mapping of wetlands and shallow benthic communities, and detection of harmful algal blooms (HABs). The ability of hyperspectral data to characterize chemical, physiological, and morphological traits allows decision-makers to better understand critical components of ecosystem dynamics such as invasive species encroachment, forest decline and pest infestation, and ocean dynamics. This training is also an opportunity to build capacity in a large user community prior to the launch of the highly anticipated global hyperspectral SBG mission

Course Dates: January 19, 26 and February 2, 2021

Times and Registration Information:

Times: 11:00-12:30 & 16:00-17:30 EST (UTC-5); There will be identical sessions at two different times of the day. Participants need only to register and attend one daily session.

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

  • Identify characteristics of hyperspectral data including benefits and limitations for land and coastal systems
  • Recall various satellite and airborne-based hyperspectral imagers
  • Relate past hyperspectral campaigns to future missions
  • Access hyperspectral data from multiple platforms
  • Illustrate uses of hyperspectral data for land assessments such as invasive species management, agricultural management, wildfire impacts, forest decline and pest infestation, and more
  • Illustrate uses of hyperspectral data for coastal and ocean applications such as coral reef assessments, mapping submerged aquatic vegetation, and identifying marine debris

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Target 14.2: By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Audience: Local, regional, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations involved in invasive species management, forest monitoring, coastal and ocean processes, and innovative remote sensing techniques.

Course Format: Three, one and a half hour parts