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

Internship and Inno Lab Presentations

Internship and Inno Lab Presentations

On Tuesday, 31st of January at 13 p.m. we will have the following presentations: Moritz Roesch: Spectral compositing for mapping bare soil areas and soil organic carbon estimation in Germany - Internship at RSS GmbH Lallu Nikerthil Prathapan: Landuse/ building type...

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MSc defense by Luisa Wagner

MSc defense by Luisa Wagner

On Tuesday 17th of January at 12pm Luisa will present her M.Sc. thesis "Analysis of ice shelf front dynamics in Pine Island Bay (Antarctica) based on long-term SAR time series and deep learning". from the abstract: "Ice shelves, the floating extensions of glaciers and...

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MSc defense by Jana Maier

MSc defense by Jana Maier

On Tuesday 10th of January at 2:30 pm Jana will defend her M.Sc. thesis "Anticipating a Risky Future – Deep Neural Networks for Predictive Exposure Modeling". From the abstract: "Anticipating future geospatial population distribution is essential for numerous...

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EAGLEs visit DLR EOC

EAGLEs visit DLR EOC

After a long break due to covid we resumed the EAGLE visit of DLR EOC. Many EAGLEs from the current generation and quite some of the past (covid) generations joined this event and listened to many talks by DLR researchers. Some of the presenters were even former...

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Social event in the boulder gym

Social event in the boulder gym

Last week we spend a few hours in the boulder hall to enjoy a day without courses, do some climbing and have plenty of time to chat. Many EAGLEs from the current and old generations joint us as well as many lecturer. Beside the social event we also collected Lidar...

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MSc defense Caroline Busse

MSc defense Caroline Busse

On Tuesday 22nd of November at 1pm we will have the MSc thesis defense by Caroline on "Change Detection using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Time Series: A Comparison of Models for the Detection of Forest Disturbances." from the abstract: "Forests provide essential...

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New EAGLE Earth Observation professors

New EAGLE Earth Observation professors

We are very happy to welcome two new professors within the EAGLE M.Sc. program! Prof. Dr. Hannes Taubenböck and Prof. Dr. Tobias Ullmann will strengthen the urban remote sensing and radar earth observation within the EAGLE program. Various new courses are already...

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MSc defense by Larissa Gorzawski

MSc defense by Larissa Gorzawski

On Wednesday 5th of October at 2pm Larissa will present her M.Sc. thesis "Deep transfer learning on street-level imagery for classification of seismic building types in Lima, Peru". From the abstract: "Comprehensive exposure models for seismic risk assessment require...

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