Earth Observation and Modelling

Remote Sensing Applications

Vorlesung und Übung für UGM, SSE, EM
Semesterlage: SoSe 2021
Sprache: Englisch

Course content

Remote sensing isa popular method for monitoring the Earth’s surface, its state as well as direct and indirect indicators for environmental, ecological and socio-cultural change. A systematic spatial assessment of ongoing changes is essential to achieve a better understanding of the dynamics of the process and to help support decision-makers and stakeholders. The course “Remote Sensing Applications” covers remote sensing methods for processing and interpreting remote sensing data regarding sustainability (e.g. sustainable use of resources, monitoring of environmental hazards, forest degradation, monitoring of effects due to socio-economic change or political decisions. A substantial part of the course also deals with the use of Radar data for environmental monitoring. The potential and limitations of remote sensing data are addressed with special emphasis on qualitative (i.e. visual) and quantitative interpretation methods.

Learning outcome

Studends will obtain advanced understanding of Earth observation (EO) principles, knowledge of availability and obtaining of EO data, advanced skills in EO data interpretation and advanced understanding how to apply EO data for analysis of environmental orsocio-economic change.