Earth Observation for Disaster Risk Reduction: Online Training on the use of Copernicus for Flood and Drought Management

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Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL)

Fri, 16 Dec 2022

Floods and droughts are some of the most frequent natural disasters that can become a major threat to livelihoods, food-security, infrastructure and even life. Remote sensing and earth observation provide valuable tools to monitor ongoing floods and drought, assess the current situation from space and produce products that can support stakeholders and decision makers.

This training is organized by the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) of the University of Bonn in Germany and aims to provide an overview of Copernicus tools and data in the context of floods and droughts. With the help of the tools and platforms presented during this training, you will be able to make use of earth observation data in the context of floods and droughts without the need of extensive background knowledge. There will be a focus on African examples throughout the training. The training is specifically meant for participants from African countries from government agencies, academia, NGOs or other institutions involved in disaster management or risk reduction.

Training schedule (all times are CET):

  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Introduction
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm: Droughts
    • Includes introduction to droughts as a disaster
    • The Global Drought Observatory (GDO) platform and its sister platforms
    • Further datasets and possibilities
  • (12:00pm – 1:00pm: Break)
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Floods
    • Includes a thematic introduction
    • A showcase of the GloFAS (Global Flood Awareness System) Platform
    • Examples on how to work with data in the flood context

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