ARSET - Earth Observations for Indigenous-Led Land Management

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (All day)

Organization: NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET), Conservation International (CI) and the AmeriGEOSS program of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO)  

Course Overview: Indigenous territories are threatened by fires, illegal logging, mining, and other external land use activities. The sustainable management of such land, most effectively stewarded by indigenous peoples, is critical for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, increasing resilience to climate change, conserving biodiversity, and protecting the heritage of indigenous cultures.

Earth Observations for Indigenous-led Land Management (EO4IM) is a NASA-funded project implemented by a team from Conservation International (CI) and is aligned with the AmeriGEOSS program of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. The project's objective is to strengthen the technical capacities of indigenous peoples' organizations in the Americas, and globally, through alignment with the DGM.

This introductory webinar series will share lectures, case studies, and demonstrations with representatives of indigenous peoples' organizations and will focus on how Earth observations (EO) data and tools can provide spatial information for forest monitoring, mapping, and responding to ecosystem threats. This series will help attendees strengthen their technical capacities to use EO data and tools to enhance their sustainable land management practices.

Learning Objectives: 

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

• describe the basic concepts of remote sensing, satellite sensors, and image interpretation relevant to sustainable land management

• name the satellite data and mapping tools available to inform sustainable land management decisions such as mapping traditional ecological knowledge, cultural heritage, forest monitoring, and fire management

• access data portals, web tools, software, mobile apps, and systems for early warning and alerts

Course Dates:  (3) 1.5 hour sessions: 02/05/2019, 02/12/2019,and 02/19/2019.

One session of this training will be held in Spanish and one in English. 

  • Session A (English), 10:00-11:30 EST (UTC-5)
  • Sesión B (Español), 15:00-16:30 EST (UTC-5)

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