The advanced course will provide a substantial and balanced introduction to the basic theory and applications related to land remote sensing. It will be organized around four main components:
- Theoretical fundamentals of spaceborne Optical, Thermal and SAR remote sensing;
- EO land applications lectures on Land Use and Land Cover, Terrain Motion, Hazards, Forest Bio-physical retrievals, Multi-temporal Analysis, Hot-Spot & Fire Detection, Hyperspectral and Lidar, Climate (Water and Carbon);
- Practicals using ESA toolboxes for scientific exploitation of EO data;
- EO data processing and product demonstration for land resources monitoring.
The training course will include formal lectures by leading scientists as well as hands-on computing exercises exploiting real and simulated data for science and application.