Training Description: Hyperspectral data presents a unique opportunity to characterize specific vegetation types and biogeochemical processes across the land and oceans. Applications of hyperspectral data include plant species identification, invasive species management, assessment of phytoplankton functional types, mapping of wetlands and shallow benthic communities, and detection of harmful algal blooms (HABs). The ability of hyperspectral data to characterize chemical, physiological, and morphological traits allows decision-makers to better understand critical components of ecosystem dynamics such as invasive species encroachment, forest decline and pest infestation, and ocean dynamics. This training is also an opportunity to build capacity in a large user community prior to the launch of the highly anticipated global hyperspectral SBG mission.

Training Organization: NASA

Dates: January 19, 26 and February 2, 2021

Audience: Local, regional, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations involved in invasive species management, forest monitoring, coastal and ocean processes, and innovative remote sensing techniques.

Registation Information: NASA Earth Science Applied Sciences