Small island nations are highly vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters; among them hurricanes, cyclones, and other violent storms. These disasters can lead to severe flooding, landslides, and, in the worst cases, can result in the loss of life and property. In addition, a rise in the global mean sea level places island nations at a higher risk for permanent submersion of land, coastal erosion, coastal ecosystem loss or change, salinization, and impeded drainage.
This three-part training series will focus on small island nations while introducing the data, methods, and tools useful for monitoring natural hazards. Case studies will be used to demonstrate methodologies applying satellite and model data and open access tools to analyze storm impacts, sea level rise, and landslides on small island nations.
Three 2-hour parts
Each part will be offered at two different times of day, once in English and once in Spanish.
Time: 11:00 to 13:00 ET (English) and 15:00 to 17:00 ET (Spanish)
Dates: August 18, 24, 26
Those who attend all three live sessions and complete the homework will be awarded a certificate of attendance.
Presentation slides, recordings, homework, and Q&A transcripts will all be posted on this page as they become available.