WEBINAR BASED CROSSBORDER TRAINING INITIATIVE BY CEOS WGCapD ON SAR AND DISASTERS: ACHIEVEMENTS AND LESSONS LEARNT
Keywords: Face-to-face learning, Distance learning, Moodle
Abstract. With the utilisation of earth observation satellite data for various national and regional resources management programs, there has been tremendous interest in learning the status of current technology and sources of data and services availability amongst the students and working professionals across the globe. Often, face-to-face training may face difficulty in getting subject experts due to increased restriction of international travel and time. Webinars come as a big relief for such programs to bring together the right speakers and participants from all over the globe. In this paper, we describe two such webinar series one on disaster management and the other on synthetic aperture radar and its applications, initiated by working group on capacity building and data democracy of CEOS. The overall participants’ feedback of these webinars are satisfactorily, and lessons learnt for further scope of such webinar series is brought out.