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BASIC CERTIFICATE AND ADVANCE DIPLOMA COURSES IN REMOTE SENSING (RS) & GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) ORGANISED BY CESRA IN COLLABORATION WITH CERAD, AND RSG DEPARTMENT, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AKURE

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Application of Remote Sensing & GIS in Mapping Air Pollution Episodes and Distributions
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Course Title: Application of Remote Sensing & GIS in Mapping Air Pollution Episodes and
Distributions

Dates: 13.05.2013 – 15.05.2013 rescheduled for 24th – 26th July, 2013
Venue: Centre for Space Research Laboratory, Federal University of Technology, Akure
ABOUT THE TRAINING
This training will offer a set of methods and modern techniques through the application of Remote Sensing and GIS in solving air pollution monitoring challenges. This will inform skills in tracking air pollution episodes and distribution with a view to providing relief in environmental impacts assessments and studies, and also facilitate viable tools that can aid policy formulation and decision making..
The training includes a practical, hands-on GIS problem solving, by making use of Free Open Source and commercial GIS Software such as ArcGIS, ILWIS, ERDAS Imagine, Google Earth, Google Map Maker and several other modeling tools.
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials, group work and field works. Our facilitators are seasoned academic and industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.



FOR WHOM IS THE TRAINING RELEVANT
The course is targeted at the categories of environmental managers, regulatory agencies, oils companies and services, scientists and graduate students etc who require knowledge and skills on the use of GIS and Remote Sensing in solving air pollution challenges in their organizations, research and projects relating to such.
The training is tailored for these practitioners that will include officials of national, states and local governments, National Environment Standards Regulation and Enforcement Agencies (NESREA), States Environmental protection agencies (SEPA). Ministries of Environment, departments and agencies with environmental sections, Niger Delta Development Commissions (NDDC), States Oil development commissions eg (OSOPADEC, DESOPADEC etc), disaster and emergency management authorities, staff of training institutes, institutions of public administration, national and international NGOs and the private sector.

CLASS SIZE
The class size is limited to 40 participants to ensure that each participant has the opportunity to interact with the facilitator, GIS system and a GPS unit. Participants will therefore be selected on first come first serve basis. Hence early bird registration is highly encouraged.
TRAINING CONTENTS
Air pollution modelling
Monitoring and measuring
Basic understanding of Fundamentals of Remote sensing and GIS
Remotely sensed data for Air pollution
GIS Softwares required
Pre-Processing, Post- Processing techniques and image classification
Source identification
Economic of air pollution control
Atmospheric pollution chemistry
EIA of air pollution in oil and gas industry
Satellite mapping of air pollution
Techniques of air pollution satellite remote sensing
Measuring of aerosol, black particles, visual inspection of satellite imageries
Land use and land change satellite analysis
Thermal infrared determination of hot pollution
Landsat TM data
SPOT
Air pollution and health
Flood, erosion and desertification assessment
Early warning system
Policy
Monitoring of environmental sensitive areas such as Areas liable to air pollution, forest fires etc
Wastes Management in cities.



CERTIFICATION
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued a FUTA CESRA certificate of proficiency in this subject.



TRAINING FEES: N50, 000: 00

HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this course, please kindly register online on our website www.cesrafuta.org. For more details, please contact: The Associate Director (Remote Sensing and GIS), CESRA Mobile: (234) 807 676 1548 or Desk officer Mobile: (+234) 703 139 4098/ Email: info@cesrafuta.org



PAYMENT
Payment should be made to FUTA CESRA Account number 1200972672 @ Enterprise Bank Limited in good time before the date of commencement of programme to ensure adequate preparation of facilities for the participants. Kindly send proof of payment and filled application form to info@cesrafuta.org

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.