Applications of Earth Observation

04-GEO-TB2

Lecturer

Christopher Conrad

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim

In this lecture you will gain a broad overview of the applications of remote sensing. Examples from different disciplines and applied Earth Observation projects will provide your with a comprehensive understanding of if, where and how remote sensing can contribute to qualitative and quantitative assessments of the cryosphere, forest ecosystems, agro-ecosystems, the coastal zone and urban ecosystems; amongst others. We will evaluate the potential of passive and active sensor systems and adress the advantages and shortcomings of existing sensors in the optical / mutlsispectral, thermal and microwave domain.

Content

This lecture provides knowledge on applications of Earth Observation with a focus on remote sensing of the land surface. Which research questions of different disciplines can be answered by the means of Earth Observation? What are the main approaches? The module links up remote sensing measurements to geo- and biophysical parameters required for further geoanalysis. Commonly used methodological approaches for the derivation of the different parameters are presented. Examples include amongst others applications in geography, environmental planning, ecology, biology, oceanology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, but also e.g. pollution control (monitoring) and natural resource management. In addition, the module outlines selected examples, how remote sensing technology can be transferred to the workplace of professionals also beyond science, e.g. via the use of geoinformation systems.

General Course News and Updates

thesis idea presentations

thesis idea presentations

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MSc Defense by Sandro Groth

MSc Defense by Sandro Groth

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MSc defense by Henrik Fisser

MSc defense by Henrik Fisser

Henrik Fisser will present his M.Sc. thesis on Thursday 17th of June at 9am about “Sentinel-2-based moving truck detection for spatiotemporal road cargo emission and density approximation”. More details from his abstract: "In many countries freight is mainly...

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MSc defense of Basil Tufail

MSc defense of Basil Tufail

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Review of applications

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MSc thesis defense by Johannes Mast

MSc thesis defense by Johannes Mast

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