NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Satellite Mission is providing new soil moisture data, and modelling frameworks are providing new evapotranspiration data. This webinar series is intended to help participants learn about NASA soil moisture and evapotranspiration products and how to access and apply them for water resource management. Throughout the sessions, participants will learn how to monitor and manage water resources with techniques learned in training. The series begins with an introduction to satellite missions and useful data sets. Next, trainers demonstrate online portals for accessing data. The series concludes with specific examples of how you can apply the data and modelled data products.


Participants will learn about NASA Earth observation resources (data and tools) available for water resource applications, including: a basic understanding of how evapotranspiration and soil moisture are included in the water cycle and how to access and visualize these data products.

Participants will also become familiar with a number of modelled datasets and techniques for using NASA Earth Science data for water resource management.

Level and Format:

  • Intermediate¬†
  • Five, one-hour sessions


Local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations interested in using satellite imagery for decision and policy making activities.