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ESA TRAINING COURSE ON RADAR AND OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING
Joint Life Sciences Centre of Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
03 - 07 July 2017

The European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania and the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology, organised a Training Course on Radar and Optical Remote Sensing. It was aimed at the promotion and dissemination of Earth Observation (EO) technology in a variety of science and industry fields.
The participants included researchers (mainly at MSc and PhD levels), professionals, trainers and educators, who use EO technology within their daily work. These were from ESA European Cooperating States (mainly Lithuania and Latvia). Also a few candidates from ESA member states were selected to broaden the geographic and cultural range of participants and stimulate networking.
 

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The participants, trainers and organisers of the 9th ESA Training Course on Radar and Optical Remote Sensing.

 


VENUE OF THE TRAINING
Joint Life Sciences Centre of Vilnius University

MAIN TOPICS

  • SAR Introduction
  • SAR Reminders
  • SAR Physics
  • SAR Missions and Systems
  • Forestry, Agriculture, Land Use and other Land Applications of SAR
  • Introduction to Optical Remote Sensing
  • Land Applications of Optical Remote Sensing
  • SAR/Optical RS Integration for Land Applications
  • SAR/Optical Applications for Ice and Snow

LECTURERS

  • Francesco Sarti (ESA)
  • Christian Thiel (University of Jena)
  • Alexander Klaus (GAF AG)
  • Pierre-Louis Frison (University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee)
  • Christ Stewart (RSAC c/o ESA)
  • Gabriele Schwaizer (ENVEO IT GmbH)

Language: English

Programme and Course Material

Monday 3rd July

Time

Activity

08:30 - 09:00

Registration

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome by Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Economy
Speaker: Lina Sabaitiené

09:00 - 10:30

Theory: ESA EO Missions
Speaker: Francesco Sarti

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Theory: Introduction to SAR
Trainer: Christian Thiel

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Practical: Exercise: SAR basic processing
Trainer: Christian Thiel

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30

Practical: Exercise: SAR basic processing
Trainer: Christian Thiel

18:30

Social event: buffet at Ramada's Imperial Restaurant

 

 

Tuesday 4th July

Time

Activity

08:30 - 10:30

Theory: SAR thematic application to forestry, agriculture and land use
Trainer: Christian Thiel

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Theory: SAR thematic application to forestry, agriculture and land use
Trainer: Christian Thiel

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Practical: Exercise: crop monitoring
Trainer: Chris Stewart

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 17:00

Practical: Exercise: crop monitoring
Trainer: Chris Stewart

18:00

Cultural event: excursion in Vilnius old town

 

Wednesday 5th July

Time

Activity

08:30 - 10:30

Theory: Optical remote sensing introduction & thematic application to forestry, agriculture and land use
Trainer: Alexander Klaus

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Theory: Optical remote sensing introduction & thematic application to forestry, agriculture and land use
Trainer: Alexander Klaus

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Practical: Optical remote sensing – land applications
Trainer: Alexander Klaus

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 17:30

Practical: Optical remote sensing – land applications
Trainer: Alexander Klaus

 

Thursday 6th July

Time

Activity

08:30 - 10:30

Theory: SAR / optical fusion for land applications
Trainer: Pierre-Louis Frison

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Theory: SAR / optical fusion for land applications
Trainer: Pierre-Louis Frison

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Practical: SAR / optical fusion for land applications - urban expansion, wetlands monitoring
Trainer: Pierre-Louis Frison

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30

Practical: SAR / optical fusion for land applications - urban expansion, wetlands monitoring
Trainer: Pierre-Louis Frison

 

Friday 7th July

Time

Activity

08:30 - 10:30

Theory: SAR / optical – ice and snow applications
Trainer: Gabriele Schwaizer

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Theory: SAR / optical – ice and snow applications
Trainer: Gabriele Schwaizer

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 13:30

Presentation of certificates

13:30 - 15:00

Practical: SAR / optical – ice and snow applications
Trainer: Gabriele Schwaizer

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 17:30

Practical: SAR / optical – ice and snow applications
Trainer: Gabriele Schwaizer