Virtual Training Workshop: EO and Copernicus for Disaster Risk Reduction

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16 Dec 2022 10:00 - 15:00

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.

This training is organized by the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) of the University of Bonn in Germany and aims to provide an overview of Copernicus tools and 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 without the need of extensive background knowledge. 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.

Event Themes

Introduction to droughts and floods as disasters
The Global Drought Observatory (GDO) platform
The Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) platform
Working with data in the flood/drought context
Further datasets and possibilities