Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
field spectroscopy and image analysis
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.
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 examples and individual work will be covered
Various software programs will be used, but mainly OpenSource software such as R.
Different techniques will be introduced and practically applied.
The content of scientific with regard to the audience will be discussed.
General Course News and Updates
We congratulate Ahmed for his great M.Sc. presentation and the whole audience for the very lively discussions on methods and implications plus historical reasons of the detected patterns. Another EAGLE M.Sc. students graduated and is now an Earth Observation...read more
Our EAGLE students are posting various news about their activities, experiences or codes they developed. Read about their past years within the EAGLE program, their participation in international remote sensing conferences or what they achieved within EAGLE courses....read more
Ahmed Saadallah will defend his M.Sc. thesis "The Potential of Earth Observation for Monitoring Agricultural Lands in Egypt (1984-2017)" on Wednesday 10th of April at 2pm in the student working room JMW 52. The need for accurate and timely information on the extent...read more
Congratulation to Sarah Nolting for successfully defending her M.Sc. thesis! Another interesting EAGLE M.Sc. thesis presented on flood risks and populations in urban environments.read more
We congratulate Johannes Löw to a great M.Sc. defense within the EAGLE colloquium! Another great remote sensing M.Sc. thesis has been defended within the EAGLE program.read more
Pilar Endara Pinillos succssfully defended her M.Sc. thesis within the EAGLE colloquium. Congratulations to Pilar!read more
Sarah Nolting will defend her M.Sc. thesis "Risk Assessment for Flood Events based on Geo- and Socioeconomic Data – A Case Study for North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany" on Wednesday 27th 2pm in room 0.004 OKW 86. from her abstract: "The world’s population has doubled...read more
You are all invited to join the M.Sc. presentation by Johannes Löw. He will defend his M.Sc. thesis on Wednesday 20th of March at 2pm in room 0.004 in OKW 86. from his abstract:Since Sentinel-1 A and B have become fully operational, it is now possible to generate...read more
Pilar Endara Pinillos handed in her M.Sc. thesis "Flooding patterns and vegetation developments in the Orinoco flooded savannas of Colombia." Her M.Sc. defense will be on Wednesday 13th at 2pm in room 0.004 (OKW 86). The ecosystems that are present within Colombian...read more
we congratulate Marcus Groll for his successful defense of this M.Sc. presentation “Deep learning for Instance Segmentation of bomb craters on historical aerial images of the Second World War ”. He has only a few days off before starting his new job as image data...read more