Multi-sensor Earth observation in practice

Aufnahme Earth

Earth observation (EO) – as the technical backbone of Copernicus – has boosted remote sensing technologies towards a high level of operational use. For capturing the manifold aspects of our physical environment, remote sensing employs a variety of imaging and measuring devices. Since we (still) cannot capture the multi-scale systemic organisation of our environment in a true spatio-temporal continuum, we have different sensors at hand, covering the respective scale domains and temporal frequencies of the phenomena under concern. In this summer school, while looking at specific use cases and information needs within the geographical domain, we will get to know the practical aspects of using a range of EO data ranging from UAV to various satellite sensors (both optical and SAR), to be integrated over space and time, and via data cubes, object-based image analysis (OBIA) and deep learning methodologies. The results of participants’ work will be presented in a special session at the GI-Salzburg 2022. A dedicated session on soft skills will round off the topics, including time management, presentation, and communication skills, guiding participants for current and future works.

Objectives: The main objective of the summer school is to provide the participants with state-of-the-art practical and methodological skills to characterise complex geographical features using EO data and various remote sensing techniques.

Target Audience: The summer school is designed for advanced gradudate students, Ph.D. students, and young researchers with a general remote sensing background.

Data: 28th June to 5th July