Webinars, Training, and Education

Online Course
Going Places with Spatial Analysis
Esri Academy
February 6 to March 21, 2019
Cost and Access: Free, register online by February 21

This six-week course is designed to help those with some data analysis experience get a deeper understanding of spatial data using ArcGIS Online. Topics include understanding why location really matters, learning what makes spatial data special, and gaining experience with spatial analysis techniques. Classes can be taken at the learners own pace. Certificates of completion will be issued to those completing all classes during the course period.

Adapting Shoreline Infrastructure to Sea Level Rise and Extreme Events
Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
February 6, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST
Cost and Access: $95, register online before the event

This webinar will discuss how transportation planners can adapt to issues of sea level rise and increasingly severe storms. Topics include adaptive planning techniques case studies, how to use predictive modeling to plan for more resilient transportation infrastructure, and permitting issues that arise when infrastructure adaptation meets ecosystem needs. Attendees will qualify for 1.5 hours of professional development credits.

Disaster Health Core Curriculum
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Cost and Access: Free, available online

This free online video training consists of 11 self-directed courses to acquaint a broad range of healthcare professionals to topics in disaster health. Class subjects include personal preparedness, situational awareness, surge capacity, ethical and legal issues, and organizational and community response. Continuing education credits are available.

Engaged Scientists Series
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
Cost and Registration: Free, available for viewing

This webcast discusses issues of environmental health and safety and helps equip scientists with community engagement skills. Topics include exploring techniques to work more closely with communities, fostering dialogue and enabling two-sided conversations about environmental science, and understanding the role of power and privilege in community-based research.

Cybersecurity and Healthcare Facilities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ASPR TRACIE
Cost and access: Free, available for viewing

This webcast discusses cybersecurity issues for healthcare preparedness professionals. Topics include lessons learned from recent experiences, planning considerations, and steps the federal government is taking to address cybersecurity.

Going Off the Grid: Disaster, Resilience, and Off Grid Energy
Smart Villages
Cost and Registration: Free, available for viewing

This webcast discusses disasters and resilience and how they relate to off-grid energy, energy access, agricultural communities, and smart village efforts that provide opportunities to better respond to disasters.

Video Lecture Series
Socio-Environmental Immersion Program Lectures
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
Cost and Access: Free, available for download

This lecture series is the product of Socio-Environmental Immersion Program workshops. Each lecture provides an overview of a discipline; covers its history, foundational theories, and methods; and describes linkages of the overall discipline to socio-environmental issues and research. Topics include environmental history, change in socio-environmental systems, anthropology, sociology, economics, and ecology.