NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET)

The ARSET program offers satellite remote sensing training that builds the skills to integrate NASA Earth Science data into an agency’s decision-making activities. Trainings are offered in air quality, climate, disaster, health, land, water resources, and wildfire management. Through online and in person training, ARSET has reached over 8,000 participants from more than 160 countries and 2,600 organizations worldwide. Read ARSET's 2016 Annual Report to learn more. 

Through ARSET trainings, you can learn how to: 

  • use NASA data for environmental management
  • search and access NASA resources relevant to your needs
  • visualize, interpret, and apply remote sensing data and imagery

If you or your organization is interested in suggesting a training topic or hosting a training, please contact us.

If you would like information on upcoming workshops and project activities please sign up for the ARSET listserv.

FEMA Training

FEMA IS-100.B:  Introduction to Incident Command System

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

FEMA IS-700.A:  National Incident Management System (NIMS) – “An Introduction”

This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.  At the end of this course, students will be able to describe the intent of NIMS, describe the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS, describe the purpose of the NIMS Components including: Preparedness, Communications and Information Management, Resource Management, and Command and Management, and describe the purpose of the National Integration Center.

FEMA IS-800:  National Response Framework – “An Introduction”

The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.  At the end of this course, you will be able to describe the purpose of the National Response Framework, the response doctrine established by the National Response Framework, the roles and responsibilities of entities as specified in the National Response Framework, the actions that support national response, the response organizations used for multiagency coordination, and how planning relates to national preparedness.  You can find more information about the National Response Framework at

FEMA IS-775:  EOC Management and Operations

This course describes the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers and their relationships as components of a multi-agency coordination system. The course contains disaster-related examples, activities and case studies that relate to EOC's and multi-agency coordination systems at the local, state and federal levels of government.  At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Relate EOC operations to National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements.
  • Describe the role that EOCs play in overall multiagency coordination.
  • Describe the relationship between the EOC and the on-scene Incident Command System (ICS) structure.
  • Identify staffing, information, systems, and equipment needs at the EOC.
  • Determine whether participants’ EOC organizations are conducive to effective coordination.
  • Identify potential alternate locations suitable for EOC operations should the primary EOC facility become damaged or inoperable.
  • Create a test, training and exercise plan for critical EOC operations.
  • Develop a strategy and schedule for reviewing EOC resource requirements and technology needs.