'Is this drought normal? How EO data can help you understand drought hazard and benchmark your risk' Webinar

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Event Organisers: 

The European Space Agency’s Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) Climate Resilience Cluster 

Date: 

09/07/2020

Description: 

The European Space Agency’s Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) Climate Resilience Cluster is hosting a free webinar to provide insight about the potential of Earth Observation (EO) to support climate-resilient decision making at the regional and national scale.

Drought is one of the main natural causes of agricultural, economic, and environmental damage. The effects of drought on the environment and agriculture are evident after a long period with a shortage of precipitation, making it very difficult to determine the onset of drought, its extent and end. The EO time-series datasets can build understanding about the scale of effects associated with different drought impacts, helping to develop early food security assessments in specific geographic areas or contingency planning and emergency preparedness for future shocks in a country. It can also improve understanding of the drivers and causes of food insecurity in areas and identify which investments or risk management strategies are best. The fifth webinar of this series will present how Earth Observation data with different spatial and temporal resolution can provide information on drought events.

Language of event: 

English

Training type: 

web-based

Hazard Type: 

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