About the workshop The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks are organizing an orientation training to introduce HydroSAR’s HYDRO30 surface water extent product along with its visualization capabilities to relevant stakeholders. The training will also showcase a step-by-step method for accessing the product via a web-based application and solicit feedback from participants regarding additional features and customization needs that can be included in the service. Objectives Provide information on the capabilities and limitations of the HydroSAR HYDRO30 surface water extent product and related products Provide hands-on training on the web application Discussion and feedback on the customization of the web application and inclusion of additional features Expected outcomes By the end of the workshop, participants will have sufficient understanding of the capabilities of the surface water-mapping products included in the service and will be able to use the associated web application. Resources HydroSAR surface water extent mapping Quick guide: Surface water extent Quick guide: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) RGB Tentative agenda Time Programme Details 07:45–07:50 Opening remarks TBD 07:50–08:05 Introductions and welcome remarks Birendra Bajracharya, Chief of Party –SERVIR-HKH, ICIMOD 08:05–08:35 Overview of the HydroSAR surface water extent product including associated workflow, capabilities, and limitations Franz Meyer, Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks 08:35–08:55 Demonstration of HydroSAR product quick guides Lori Schultz, Center Coordinator, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center 08:55–09:15 Demonstration of the web application Sudip Pradhan, Programme Coordinator – Regional Database System, ICIMOD 09:15–09:45 Hands-on practice on the web application Sudip Pradhan, ICIMOD 09:45–10:45 Discussion and feedback Moderator: Mir Matin, Theme Leader – Geospatial Solutions, ICIMOD Background HydroSAR is a NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team project that develops products, tools, and services to support monitoring hydrological hazards in the HKH region. A cloud-based SAR data analysis service, HydroSAR taps into research expertise from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and ICIMOD. Derived from weather-independent Sentinel-1 SAR data, HydroSAR’s HYDRO30 surface water extent product provides near real-time information on flood water extent and is available within hours as a flood event progresses. This product can be extended throughout the lower plains of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. Floods are the most significant natural disaster affecting the HKH region because of their frequency, financial costs, and most importantly, the impact on lives and livelihoods. During flood events, remotely sensed geospatial data serve as a critical resource for information on surface inundation. Combined with information on demography and infrastructures, this information can aid line agencies in making informed decisions during their disaster risk reduction response and mitigation efforts.