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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Ocean Remote Sensing for Climate Resilience (Registration: due February 7th, 2022)
January 5 - February 7
(This sponsored course offers a tuition-fee waiver to some early-career scientists in developing country members of the Asia-Pacific Network, which include: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam. The deadline for waiver application is January 15th, and the deadline to register and pay without applying for the tuition-fee waiver is 7 February 2022. The online course will officially run for 1 month, from February 22 to March 22, 2022)
To support development in maritime climate preparedness, one needs technology capable of monitoring the oceans, marginal seas, and coastal areas thoroughly and systematically. In that respect, remote sensing from space is unmatched in terms of spatial-temporal coverage and accessibility.
Remote sensing technology, along with in situ measurements, is essential for monitoring marine natural resources & for assessing climate and human impacts in coastal areas, (e.g., monitoring sea level and sea-level rise, coral reefs, and marine utilization planning for various sectors of the economy such as tourism). It is also crucial for monitoring and studying climate variability and change, biodiversity and ecosystems, and changes in the atmospheric, marine, and coastal domains and their societal impact.
These topics, among others, address several crucial Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are intended to be covered by PORSEC.