ARSET - Satellite Observations for Analyzing Natural Hazards on Small Island Nations

ARSET - Satellite Observations for Analyzing Natural Hazards on Small Island Nations

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Caribbean Center for Rising Seas

Wed, Aug 18 - Thu, Aug 26 2021

Small island nations are highly vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters, such as hurricanes, cyclones, and other storms, which can lead to severe flooding, landslides, and result in the loss of life and property. In addition, a rise in the global mean sea level places island nations at a higher risk for permanent submersion of land, coastal erosion, coastal ecosystem loss or change, salinization, and impeded drainage.

This three-part training series will focus on small island nations while introducing the data, methods, and tools useful for monitoring natural hazards. Case studies will be used to demonstrate methodologies applying satellite and model data and open access tools to analyze storm impacts, sea level rise, and landslides on small island nations.

Course Format:

  • Three 2-hour parts
  • Each part will be offered at two different times of day, once in English and once in Spanish.
  • Time: 11:00 to 13:00 ET (English) and 15:00 to 17:00 ET (Spanish)
  • Dates: August 18, 24, 26


  • Attendance of the following series of webinars: ARSET - Fundamentals of Remote Sensing. These webinars are available for viewing anytime and are accessible here.

Please register here for the training sessions.

Information in Spanish is accessible here.

The agenda is available in English and Spanish.

This training is primarily intended for local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations involved in pre, during, or post disaster assessment in small island nations.