Coat of Arms of Solomon Islands

Advanced training on Earth Observation (EO) and Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) Applications for Climate Resilience

Course Content

The course will start with recalling the basics concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing learned from the first training session. The following sessions will also provide the participants with theoretical understanding of advanced remote sensing and Land Cover detection. The participants will then learn how to conduct building damage assessment and population exposure analysis for tropical cyclones. Towards the end of the session the participants will be introduced to online GIS applications and will develop a case study.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Recall the basic concepts of Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing
  • Calculate vegetation index from satellite image and perform land cover change detection
  • Develop a population exposure analysis for tropical cyclones wind hazard
  • Assess building damage from tropical cyclone using very high-resolution satellite images
  • Develop web-based products to convey clear and concise decision support information
  • Design priority case studies in GIT applications for Climate Resilience

Chapter 1: Review of Introductory Training

Introduction During the Introductory training held in November 2019, we had the chance to learn basic concepts and functions in ...
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Chapter 2: Land Cover Change Detection using Remote Sensing Index (NDVI)

Introduction Land cover classification is the process of assigning land cover classes (forest, urban, water, et) to a pixel (or ...
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Chapter 4: Post Disaster Damage Assessment Trough Visual Interpretation of Satellite Images

Introduction Quantitative estimation of building damages is extremely important after a disastrous event. An integrated remote sensing and GIS-based analysis ...
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Chapter 3: Rapid Response Mapping in Emergency Situations

Tropical Cyclone - Population Exposure Analysis Introduction Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold was a very powerful tropical cyclone which caused widespread ...
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Chapter 5: Web Mapping as Decision Support Information

Introduction Web Mapping is a service through which the consumers can choose what they want to show on the map ...
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