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21 Jun 2022
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Satellite Imagery Analysis for Crisis Assessments Training 2022

1 Months
Programme Area
Satellite Imagery and Analysis
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Private – by invitation
Mode of Delivery
United Nations Satellite Centre UNOSAT
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The United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) in partnership with UNDP Crisis Bureau is undertaking a joint online training course on satellite imagery analysis for damage assessment. This training course on satellite imagery analysis for crisis assessments is intended to be over the span of four weeks using a combination of self-paced learning and interactive learning through live group sessions facilitated by experts in the field. The course content will explore both the theoretical framework of GIT and satellite-derived damage analysis, highlighting concrete case studies where such analysis has been utilized to facilitate field assessment planning, scoping, and methodology design as well as informing needs assessment and recovery planning.

This online training course is designed for development professionals who would like to complement their knowledge on the use of satellite imagery analysis during crisis contexts to inform response and field assessments. 

By the end of the course, participants will be well equipped in the following areas:

1. Satellite imagery analysis for decision-making in humanitarian emergencies and crisis settings

2. How to use UNOSAT geospatial data available in the aftermath of different hazards, along with baseline data and how to combine these for emergency response mapping

3. How to use satellite imagery analysis for damage assessment planning, including satellitederived building damage assessments, damage and loss estimations, and transportation network status

4. Guide and inform the Household and Building Damage Assessment (HBDA) with UNOSAT post crisis analysis.

There will be live webinars each week for the four topic areas

Tuesday 21 June: SURGE Data Hub +  UNOSAT Partnership Opening Webinar 2pm CET / 8am ET

Tuesday 28 June: Calculating Flood Extent from Satellite Imagery UNOSAT Webinar 2pm CET / 8am ET

Tuesday 5 July: UNOSAT Satellite Imagery for Damage Assessment & Classification UNOSAT Webinar 2pm CET / 8am ET

Tuesday 12 July: Live Demonstration Using UNOSAT Data and Graduation Ceremony UNOSAT Webinar 2pm CET / 8am ET

Blended online learning, with a mix of asynchronous modules and 45-minute live webinars. Learn key background information and concepts at your own pace and work through more technical exercises live during webinars with experts from UNOSAT and UNDP.

Earn a UN certificate from UNITAR with a 75% passing score for each quick quiz and final assessment. Pre- and post-training surveys required. Participation requires 2 hours per week for 4 weeks.

Participation requires 2 hours per week for 4 weeks.

Designed for development professionals interested in deploying damage assessments in crisis settings. This may include crisis response experts, data specialists and others in country offices, regional hubs, and regional bureaus.