Remote Sensing for Mangroves in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Remote Sensing for Mangroves in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened registration for a new open, online webinar series: Remote Sensing for Mangroves in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This 3-part series (November 5, 12, 19) focuses on mapping and monitoring mangroves and how it relates to UN sustainable development indicator 6.6.1: Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time. Indicator 6.6.1 is used in determining progress toward meeting Sustainable Development Goal 6, which is to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.”

 

If you would like to join us or pass along to colleagues who will find it useful, please do so. Please see the training details and registration information below.

 

Remote Sensing for Mangroves in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

 

Understanding mangrove ecosystems and mapping their extent is critical to meeting this goal. Mangroves are critical ecosystems, provide coastal protection from storm surges, maintain our climate, control floods, and stabilize coastlines. Additionally, they serve as nurseries for a number of marine wildlife species. Mangroves are also integral to the blue carbon family. Blue carbon is carbon stored, sequestered, or released from coastal vegetation ecosystems (Heer et al. 2012). Therefore, understanding mangrove extent and biomass is essential to managing the sustainability of our water ecosystems. Attendees will be exposed to the latest tools for mapping mangrove extent in Google Earth Engine and how these observations can be used to report towards SDG quotas.

 

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal: 

 

Course Dates: November 5, 12, 19

 

Times:  10:00-11:30 & 15:00-16:30 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.

Register Here

 

Learning Objectives:  By the end of this training, participants will:

 

Audience: National policymakers involved in sustainable development commitments to mangrove and water-related ecosystem conservation and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

Course Format:  Three, one-and a half hour sessions

 

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Brock Blevins

Training Coordinator
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI)  

NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET)
402-578-7313
brock.blevins@nasa.gov