Floods and droughts are some of the most frequent natural disasters that can become a major threat to livelihoods, food-security, infrastructure and even life. Remote sensing and earth observation provide valuable tools to monitor ongoing floods and drought, assess the current situation from space and produce products that can support stakeholders and decision makers.
The two separate online trainings organized by the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) of the University of Bonn in Germany aim to provide an overview of Remote Sensing and Copernicus data in the context of floods and droughts. With the help of the tools and platforms presented during this training, you will be able to make use of earth observation data in the context of floods and droughts and gain background knowledge on how earth observation can support disaster-manager across different phases of a flood or drought. There will be a focus on African examples throughout the training. The training is specifically meant for participants from African countries from government agencies, academia, NGOs or other institutions involved in disaster management or risk reduction.