This training will focus on the use of remote sensing to understand phenology: the study of life-cycle events. Phenological patterns and processes can vary greatly across a range of spatial and temporal scales, and can provide insights about ecological processes like invasive species encroachment, drought, wildlife habitat, and wildfire potential. This training will highlight NASA-funded tools to observe and study phenology across a range of scales. Attendees will be exposed to the latest in phenological observatory networks and science, and how these observations relate to ecosystem services, the carbon cycle, biodiversity, and conservation.
Course Dates: June 30, 2020. July 7,14, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Learning Objectives: By the end of this training series, attendees will be able to:
- Summarize NASA satellites and sensors that can be used for monitoring global phenology patterns
- Outline the benefits and limitations of NASA data for phenology
- Describe the multi-scalar approach to vegetation life cycle analyses
- Compare and contrast data from multiple phenology networks
- Evaluate various projects and case-study examples of phenological data
Course Format: Three, one-hour sessions
Audience: This training is designed for individuals and organizations interested in using satellite imagery for mapping vegetation health and seasonal patterns.
Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
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
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