International NASA-ARSET workshop on Remote Sensing 23-26 May 2017


NASA satellite data can be used for a variety of applications, including air quality forecasting, smoke and fire detection, and PM2.5 monitoring. This training will cover the access and use of NASA resources for decision-making activities related to air quality. A presentation on relevant data products, as well as the online tools used to acquire and visualize aerosol and trace gas data, will be followed by an air quality case study. Participants will have the opportunity to use available data portals and visualization tools to identify, track, and measure air quality events of their choosing.

Course Objective: 

Attendees will:

  • Become familiar with specific data products, including data from MODIS, MISR, OMI, VIIRS, and CALIPSO, and online tools, such as Worldview and Giovanni
  • Conduct a case study incorporating data portals, visualization tools, and satellite data to identify, track, and measure an air quality event
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the data products discussed
Course Format: 

Air quality professionals and decision makers from local, state, and federal agencies, NGOS, and the private sector. All participants must be located in India. 

Registration Information: 

This training is restricted to participants from India only. Registration Deadline: March 15, 2017.

Participants in need of travel support may contact the organizers at IITM (Dr. Vinu Valsala). Submitting an application does not confirm a slot in the training. Each application will be reviewed, and only selected participants will be able to attend the training.