7 - 28 September 2017
Organisation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Location: Online seminar
Course Overview: As climates shift and change, ecosystems respond in a variety of ways. Assessing the ecological impacts of a changing climate is crucial for natural resource management decision-making. NASA Earth observations can be used to help make these decisions. This four-week webinar series, in collaboration with the USGS North Central Climate Center, will include an overview of the satellites, sensors, and tools relevant to ecological forecasting; available climate products and data for ecological modeling; scenario planning; and the application of modeling for species distribution and state-and-transition simulations.
By the end of this training, attendees will be able to understand what ecoforecasting is and its applications, understand how climate data supports future projections of management targets, articulate how scenario planning can be utilized for decision-making with multiple sources of uncertainty, and integrate qualitative and quantitative tools to support resource management decision-making in situations with high uncertainty.
The course will consist of four, 1-hour sessions, every Thursday in September from 12:00-13:00 p.m. EDT (UTC-4).