Webinar by NASA ARSET on Remote Sensing of Land Indicators for Sustainable Development Goal 15

In 2016 the world leaders adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is a United Nations initiative to achieve sustainable development (the only development that grants the needs of future generations).

In particular, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss. This goal has many targets by 2020 and 2030 in order to ensure the conservation of forests, ecosystems and their biodiversity, and combat desertification.
We should all be involved in achieving these targets of sustainability.

In this post I recommend to register to the upcoming free webinar by NASA ARSET (Applied Remote Sensing Training) focused on addressing the Sustainable Development Goal 15 through remote sensing and the calculation of land indicators, estimating forest area and forest change, including an introduction to image classification, change detection, and accuracy assessments.

NASA ARSET website

NASA ARSET is the NASA program for fostering the acquisition and use of satellite data for supporting decisions, through free online webinars and in-person workshops. I have already posted about the webinar on Land Cover Classification with Satellite Imagery that covered very interesting topics such as access Landsat imagery and learn the basic steps for performing a supervised classifications using Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin for QGIS (if you didn't attend this, I invite you to watch the recordings).

The upcoming webinar Remote Sensing of Land Indicators for Sustainable Development Goal 15 will teach you how to:
  • Describe the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 15
  • Acquire satellite observations of land cover used to assess SDG indicators 15.1.1 and 15.3.1
  • Develop a basic understanding of image classification, change detection, and techniques for developing accuracy assessments
You can read more about the webinar content in the course agenda.

The webinar is organized in three one-hour sessions, which will be held on June 20, June 21, and June 22, and it will be offered at both 1:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. EDT (UTC-4).
In order to attend the webinar you must register for free.

I am very grateful to NASA ARSET for providing such a formative content for free, which is also relevant for sustainable development.
Therefore, I recommend registering and attend this new webinar.

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