Introduction to Remote Sensing and Geoanalysis


Claudia Kuenzer




The lecture “Introduction to Remote Sensing” ensures that participants will gain a solid understanding of the following topics: the role of remote sensing in nowadays world, the potential of Earth observation derived information products for stakeholders and decision makers, basics of electromagnetic radiation and most important laws, history of remote sensing and image acquisition platforms ,satellite orbits and orbit geometry, current spaceborne sensors operating in the optical-, multispectral-, thermal-, as well as in the microwave domain (passive and active), impacts of the atmosphere, geocorrection of digital imagery, radiometric correction of digital images, image transformations for optimal data space exploitation, principles of image classification, image products validation, principels of time series analyses and big data, geodata concepts, geodata standards, geodata visualization, the job market for remote sensing and geo IT specialists.  This lecture will be closely linked with the lecture on “Earth Observation Applications”.



The lecture “Introduction to Remote Sensing and Geoanalysis” provides you with all theoretical knowledge you need to quickly enter the field of remote sensing and geoanalyses. An introduction to electromagentic radiation, radiation propagation and accentuation, important basic laws, and characteristics of different wavelength domains is followed by a comprehensive overview of the history of remote sensing, data acquisition systems, orbit characteristics and current sensors. We will then dive into topics such as the theory of earth observation data geocorrection, topographic normalization, and  atmospheric correction, before adressing the theory of image transformation, image classification, indix derivation, and time series analyses. You will furthermore get an insight into potential employers in the field of earth observation, remote sensing and geoinformation. Allthough this module is designed as a lecture, there will be enough time for interactive talk and discussion.

General Course News and Updates

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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EAGLE summer dialogue 2019

Our next EAGLE summer dialogue to bring together all EAGLE students and lecturer, staff of our department and all colleagues from close and far away is slowly approaching. On June 28th we welcome again everybody to join us for the EAGLE summer event with two keynotes:...

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Internship and MSc presentations

On Thursday, May 23rd, we will have a range of very interesting internship, innovation lab and M.Sc. idea presentations (10 am, OKW 86, room 0.004): Sebastian Buchelt (Internship Presentation): "Assessment of classification algorithms on the example of sea ice - why...

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M.Sc. defense by Julia Sauerbrey

Julia Sauerbrey will defend her M.Sc. "Integration of SAR and Optical Satellite Imagery: Time-Series Analysis of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Imagery for Detection of Active Morphodynamics: A Case Study in the Atacama Desert, Chile" on Thursday 9th of May at 10am in room...

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check out the news blog by our students

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....

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