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This four-part introductory webinar will focus on data products, data access, and case-studies demonstrating how remote sensing data can be used for decision-making among the agriculture and food security communities.
This training will address how to use remote sensing data for agriculture monitoring, specifically drought and crop monitoring. The webinar will also provide end-users the ability to evaluate which regions of the world agricultural productivity is above or below long-term trends. This informs decisions pertaining to market stability and humanitarian relief.
By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:
- Identify which satellites and sensors can be used for agricultural applications
- Understand the limitations of remote sensing and modeled data for agriculture and food security
- Acquire specific remote sensing data products that are appropriate for their work
- Apply remote sensing techniques to crop monitoring, drought, and humanitarian relief
To monitor agricultural systems, NASA utilizes satellite observations to assess a wide variety of geophysical and biophysical parameters, including: precipitation, temperature, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, and vegetation health.
Local, state, federal, private, and non-governmental organizations involved in agricultural monitoring, agricultural policy, food security, agricultural insurance, and humanitarian relief.