2020 AmeriGEO Week

AmeriGEO Week 2019

August 19 - 23, San Miguel, Lima, Peru
Registration Now Open

AmeriGEO Week 2019

August 19 - 23, San Miguel, Lima, Peru
Registration Now Open

AmeriGEO Week 2019

August 19 - 23, San Miguel, Lima, Peru
Registration Now Open

The AmeriGEO Week 2019 will take place from 19 to 23 August, 2019 at the Agencia Espacial Del Peru CONIDA and Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru.  The full address is:

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Main Campus
Av. Universitaria 1801, San Miguel
Lima 32, Peru

Agencia Espacial Del Peru CONIDA

Centro Aeronáutico del Perú-CAP – CONIDA Av. Javier Prado 1081 San Isidro


In 2019, AmeriGEO in partnership with the La Comisión Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Aeroespacial, CONIDA and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)  will host the AmeriGEO Week-2019 between August 19 and August 23 at PUCP and CONIDA’s headquarters.

AmeriGEO Week 2019 aims to bring the AmeriGEO community together to reflect on progress, plan for the future to meet the priority needs in the focus areas identified by the region as highest priority (Water, Agriculture, Disaster, and Biodiversity/Ecosystems) and to provide training in the use of Earth Observations. The training is intended for staff of government institutions and other decision makers in the region. After an opening Plenary session, experts in the areas of remote sensing and data management will provide six parallel training sessions throughout the week (all at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima). The progress and planning meeting is open to the AmeriGEO community. The AmeriGEOSS Community Platform will be demonstrated to the community and feedback will be collected. We look forward to your participation!

En 2019, AmeriGEO en sociedad con la Comisión Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Aeroespacial, CONIDA y la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) organizan la Semana AmeriGEO-2019 entre el 19 y el 23 de agosto en la sede de PUCP y CONIDA.

AmeriGEO Week 2019 tiene como objetivo de reunir unir a la comunidad de AmeriGEO para reflejar el progreso y planificar el futuro para satisfacer las necesidades en las áreas de enfoque identificadas por la región como de mayor prioridad (agua, agricultura, desastres y biodiversidad / ecosistemas) y brindar Capacitación en el uso de las observaciones de la Tierra. La capacitación está dirigida al personal de las instituciones gubernamentales y otros tomadores de decisiones en la región. Después de una sesión plenaria de apertura, los expertos en las áreas de la detección remota y la gestión de datos proporcionarán seis sesiones de capacitación paralelas durante toda la semana (todas en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú en Lima). La reunión de progreso y planificación está abierta a la comunidad de AmeriGEO. La plataforma comunitaria de AmeriGEOSS se demostrará a la comunidad y se recopilarán comentarios. ¡Esperamos su participación!

¡Esperamos su participación!

Training will be provided by the following organizations:

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Course Offerings

  1. Synthetic Aperture Radar for Vegetation Studies and Ecosystems Monitoring

    Summary:  This training will get participants familiarized with some of the main benefits of Radar Remote Sensing (SAR) including its weather-independent mapping and change detection capabilities.  

  2. Services for Global Streamflow and Other Essential Water Variables in Support of National/Regional Water Priorities

    Summary:  In this workshop we will demonstrate and train on the use of emerging GEOGLOWS hydroinformatic services and evaluate how they might be incorporated into your agencies operations.

  3. A Satellite-Based Analysis Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Aquatic Environments

    Summary: This course will introduce a satellite-based decisions support platform to facilitate effective uses of NASA/USGS and European Space Agency (ESA) satellite observations (i.e., Landsat and Sentinel-2) in water quality management.

  4. Essential Biodiversity Variables Operationalization Using Case Studies Through the Experience and Results of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    Summary: This course will provide an introduction to EBV and GEOBON and discuss tools for identification of EBV “Bottom up and Top down” and operationalization of EBV. It will include practical exercise for identification of EBV at multiples scales. 

  5. Transforming data into knowledge for Decision-making using the AmeriGEOSS Community Platform

    Summary:  This course will introduce the AmeriGEOSS Community Platform and provide hands-on applications in using a variety of data, applications, tools and services of the platform.  

  6. Disaster Models and Global Information to Local Decisions for Decision Makers

    Summary:  This course will introduce users to a variety of disaster models, data, applications, tools and services to support decision makers. 

  7. New Generation Geostationary and Polar Orbiting Satellite Imagery and Products to meet GEO priority areas.

    Summary:  The satellite workshop will focus on both GOES-R Series and JPSS satellite capabilities, data access and applications to support the region. It will be a hands-on workshop conducted in Spanish, and consisting of 3 components: 1) Overview of imagery and products available, 2) Access to data via direct broadcast, internet, and archive with a particular emphasis on GEONETCast Americas (GNC-A) supported by GEO, and 3) Case study examples highlighting the usages of the imagery and products. The GNC-A component will include a tour to the station located in Servicio Nacional de Meteorología and Hidrología (SENAMHI).  

Week at a Glance / Agenda

  • The week at a glance and agenda is available here.