Training Resources

The Stakeholder Engagement Program (SEP) curates relevant training resources focused on how to access and use SNWG products for both first-time users and those more experienced. For each product, resources are aggregated into the following categories: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Missions and Instruments, Data Products and Descriptions, Data Access and Code Examples, and Use Case and Application Examples.

Catalog of Archived Suborbital Earth Science (CASEI)

To learn more about CASEI and access the catalog, visit https://impact.earthdata.nasa.gov/casei/.

Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program

The training resources below are aggregated for Commercial Smallsat data (Planet and Maxar). For more information about accessing commercial data, visit the CSDA Smallsat Data Explorer.

CSDA Training Resources

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Technical specifications of WorldView-2 including items such as launch and orbit information

Planet's description of their satellite constellations

CSDA and the Polar Geospatial Center's application of Maxar imagery to create high-resolution DEMs

Sample application using PlanetScope data for air quality research

Access to Maxar high-resolution satellite data through NASA/NGA

Access links for Planet and Maxar data

Technical specifications of WorldView-3 including items such as launch and orbit information

Planet's overview of the PlanetScope constellation including information about its sensors and data products

Application example using WorldView satellite imagery to monitor shoreline change in coastal wetlands

Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS)

The training resources below are aggregated for the Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) product. You can directly access HLS data here: HLSS30v2.0, HLSL30v2.0.

HLS Training Resources

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Data set landing page for the HLS Operational Land Imager Surface Reflectance and TOA Brightness Daily Global 30m (HLSL30) product

NASA Earthdata's tutorial on remotely sensed data including orbits, sensors, and spatial resolutions

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) application example using HLS

Data set landing page for the HLS Sentinel-2 Multi-spectral Instrument Surface Reflectance Daily Global 30m (HLSS30) product

Presentation by Dr. Sundar Christopher at NASA IMPACT providing an overview of satellite remote sensing

True and false color combinations using HLS

Description of the algorithm used to develop the Harmonized Landsat/Sentinel-2 Reflectance dataset

Overview of the Landsat mission series that is used in the development of HLS

NASA ARSET tutorial for creating vegetation indices from satellite imagery

User guide for the Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) product

Ice, Cloud & Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) Quick Look Products

The training resources below are aggregated for the ICESat-2 Quick Look products. You can directly access these data here: ICESat-2 Quick Look.

ICESat-2 Training Resources

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Fact sheet for the ICESat-2 Quick Look products including information such as spatial resolution and temporal coverage

Overview of the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) instrument on the ICESat-2 platform

NASA ARSET tutorial that presents a case study for monitoring water level height with ICESat-2

The OpenAltimetry tool is used for browsing ICESat and ICESat-2 data

Overview of the ICESat-2 mission including helpful videos

NASA ARSET's overview of LiDAR remote sensing

ICESat-2 data available through Earthdata Search

Description of data from ICESat-2

Resources from the ICESat-2 Hackweek

Observation Products for End-Users for Remote Sensing Analysis (OPERA)

Please note that OPERA products are still in development. For more information regarding the products' release dates and accessing the data, visit the following site: OPERA Products. To access training resources for the OPERA products, refer to activities hosted by OPERA's Stakeholder Engagement Program

Last Updated
Apr 20, 2022