Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

field spectroscopy and image analysis

Lecturer

Martin Bachmann

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim

Spectroscopy and hyperspectral remote sensing enables to retrieve very detailed spectral information about a certain surface in dense bandwith intervalls. Information on the “spectral fingerprints” of surfaces is then available in a near-continuous manner. This allows for the differentiation of materials, such different geologic surfaces, different urban materials, or plants of different composition and vigor. Especially field- and laboratory spectroscopy has shown many benefits, as measurements can be carried out in a controlled environment, and can be directly visualized and explained. This course provides you insights into practical experiments using a field spectrometer, and subsequent data analysis to assess key environmental parameters such as plant health, soil moisture content, and geologic composition.

 

Content

The content of this course includes both the theoretical background of field and imaging spectroscopy, as well as practical experiments and subsequent data analysis. In particular, we will adress: the theoretical background of field and imaging spectroscopy / general reflectance and transmittance properties of plant leaves, canopies and soils / the quantification of biophysical and biochemical properties using spectroscopic measurements, feature parametrization and regression analysis / the advantages and challenges of existing and planned hyperspectral spaceborne sensors

 

Coding

Coding examples and individual work will be covered

Software

Various software programs will be used, but mainly OpenSource software such as R.

Techniques

Different techniques will be introduced and practically applied.

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Content

The content of scientific with regard to the audience will be discussed.

General Course News and Updates

M.Sc. thesis presentation by Karsten Wiertz

Karsten Wiertz will present his M.Sc. thesis on Wednesday 14th at 11am in room 0.004 KW 86 with the title "Development of a semi-automatic remote sensing approach for change- detection of forest structures in Bialowieza Forest." From the abstract: The diversity of...

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M.Sc. thesis defense by Sebastian Roersch

Sebastian Roersch will defend his thesis "Development of a semi-automated method to measure solar potential" next Wednesday (14th) at 10 am in 0.004 OKW 86. From his abstract: "In the second half of the 21st century, it will be decided how big the impact of climate...

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M.Sc. presentation by Marina Reiter

Marina Reiter will present her M.Sc. thesis "Comparing Urban Green Spaces in German Cities Using Remote Sensing Data" on Thursday 8th of August at 11am in OKW 86, 0.004. Looking forward to a great presentation and lively discussion afterwards. From her abstract: "The...

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EAGLE Summer Dialogue 2019

Our 2019 EAGLE Summer Dialogue was a great success again and thanks a lot to all our EAGLE students who organised it. More than 100 participants enjoyed talks by Sandra Lohberger (RSS GmbH) and Alfred Schumm (WWF) who covered beside the technical aspects of their work...

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Field Work Course 2019

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textbooks on remote sensing

Our already published textbook on "Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists - using Open Source software" was very well perceived and we got very positive feedback. However, either an introduction or more advanced methods and data was asked for as well. Hence, we decided...

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