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This advanced training course will focus on land remote sensing theory and applications. It will be organised around four main components:
  • Theoretical fundamentals of SAR, Optical and Thermal remote sensing, focussing on exploitation of ESA and Third Party missions and products
  • EO land applications lectures (urban planning, land cover, hazards, terrain motion, forest bio-physical retrievals and regional water balance)
  • Practicals using ESA toolboxes (BEAM, NEST and POLSARPRO) and complimentary data sets
  • EO data processing and product demonstration for land resources monitoring.
All four components will address both SAR and Optical/Thermal remote sensing.
The training course will include formal lectures by leading scientists as well as hands-on computing exercises exposing students to remote sensing applications. Practicals will use ESA software tools for the exploitation of EO data, with a focus on Envisat, ERS, Explorers (SMOS) and TPM (PROBA, ALOS) data products for land applications.