Prolonged drought can result in economic, environmental, and health-related impacts. In these training webinars, participants will learn how to monitor drought conditions and assess impacts on the ecosystem using precipitation, soil moisture, and vegetation data. The training will provide an overview of drought classification, as well as an introduction to web-based tools for drought monitoring and visualization.


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

  • Understand how remote sensing can be used for drought monitoring
  • Acquire remotely-sensed imagery and products for drought
  • Analyse drought data and calculate anomalies within a geospatial software

Level and Format:

  • Advanced
  • Two, two-hour webinars including lectures and hands-on demonstrations of data access and visualization


Regional, state, federal, and international organizations interested in using remote sensing to monitor drought. Professional organizations in the public and private sectors engaged in environmental management and monitoring will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research.