Polluted water influences all aspects of life, including people, animals, and the environment. NASA satellite observations provide near real-time information about water quality. This freely available data can help decision-makers in their work. Satellite data can have applications for managing drinking water, public health, and fisheries.

These training webinars will help attendees perform advanced image processing of satellite data. Participants will also learn about using satellites to track indicators of harmful algal blooms. This will include monitoring water temperature and chlorophyll-a concentrations. Participants can also use this information for reporting around UN SDG 6.


By the end of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Access MODIS and Landsat data
  • Perform image processing of MODIS and Landsat data
  • Monitor water temperature and chlorophyll-a concentrations as harmful algal bloom indicators

Level and Format:

  • Advanced
  • Three, two-hour webinars


This training will be focused at water resource managers, water intake managers, and fishery and aquaculture managers and farmers.