Monitoring Tropical Storms for Emergency Preparedness

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Thu, May 3 - Thu, May 10 2018

Tropical storms have major impacts, including loss of life and destruction of property. In 2017 alone, the United States experienced three tropical storms with more than $1 billion in losses. Open source satellite data can be used before, during, and after a storm for monitoring and response. A storm’s intensity, path, wind, precipitation, storm surge, and flooding can be derived from historical and near real-time satellite observations. In this introductory webinar, participants will learn about the NASA data and tools they can use to monitor tropical storms.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify remote sensing data and tools relevant to tropical storms
  • Monitor conditions before, during, and after a storm using remote sensing data
  • Understand how remote sensing data can be used in decision-making activities

Course Format

  • Two, 2 hour sessions.
  • Sessions will be held on Thursdays, May 3 and 10, 2018, from 09:00-11:00 or 18:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4).
  • A certificate of completion will be provided to participants that attend all live webinars and complete all homework assignments. Note: Certificates of completion only indicate the attendee participated in all aspects of the training. They do not imply proficiency on the subject matter, nor should they be seen as a professional certification.

Registration Information:

There is no cost for the webinar, but you must register to attend a session. Please only sign up for either session A or B, not both.

Session A: 18:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4) Register Now »
Session B: 09:00-11:00 EDT (UTC-4) Register Now »

This training is primarily intended for individuals and organizations engaged in emergency management, such as relief organizations, transportation and utility providers, public health professionals, insurance providers. Governmental and non-governmental organizations engaged in emergency preparation and response will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research.