Virtual training on flood mapping with radar data for Nigeria

UN-SPIDER Online Training on Flood Mapping Using Sentinel-1 SAR Imagery and Google Earth Engine

21 - 23/10/2020
UN-SPIDER Online Training on Flood Mapping Using Sentinel-1 SAR Imagery and Google Earth Engine

UN-SPIDER

Staff from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).

In order to strengthen the capacity of the National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria to use space-based information to respond to floods in the country, UN-SPIDER conducted an online training course on flood mapping with Sentinel-1 radar imagery in Google Earth Engine. The three two-hour sessions were attended by staff at the National Emergency Management Agency and the National Space Research and Development Agency. 

The training aimed overall at highlighting the importance and usefulness of remote sensing and satellite data as a decision-making tool in risk and disaster management. In particular, it intended to strengthen the understanding of the characteristics of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery and its use for flood mapping in order to support emergency response efforts in Nigeria, which had seen extensive floods in different parts of the country in the preceeding months.