Online course on Advances in Earth Observation

Online course on Advances in Earth Observation

The EO Africa R&D Facility is organizing an online training course on the Advances in Earth Observation. Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the course will be held fully in an online mode and participants will be able to connect to all the live sessions from the safety of their home.

The course will consist of theoretical part including introduction to Earth Observation, the Copernicus Programme, refresher on Optical and Radar Remote Sensing, practical hands-on part including exercises on Optical and SAR data processing for variety of applications and an individual project that participants will present on the last day of the course. You will have access to a dedicated cloud processing environment – EO Africa R&D Facility Innovation Lab – to follow the hands-on exercises and exploit the Copernicus Sentinel data and open-source processing tools preinstalled in the environment.

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ADVANCES IN EO
ONLINE COURSE

It’s a 5-day course (5h per day), including introduction to Earth Observation, the Copernicus Programme, Optical and Radar Remote Sensing, practical hands-on part and an individual project that participants will present on the last day.The online course will take place between February 7 and 11, 2022

CAN I APPLY?

25 participants will be selected on the basis of their academic background, work experience and motivation to participate.DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: January 21th, 2022

Advances in Earth Observation online courses

Who can participate?

Space is limited to 25 Participants. Participants will be selected on the basis of their academic background, work experience and motivation to participate. If you are selected you will receive a confirmation e-mail with further information by January 26th, 2022.

Participants should reside in one of the African countries, should have an academic background related to Food Security, Agriculture, Irrigation, Water Management and have knowledge of basic Earth Observations techniques and principles. The work field the applicant is in, should be related to water resources and food security. Young researchers in this field will be encouraged to apply!


  • February 7–11, 2022 (5-day course – 5 hours per day)

  • English

  • January 21st, 2022

Schedule

Each day will consist of a morning and afternoon session with total duration of 5 hours planned to best accommodate participants from different time zones. The sessions will focus on the introduction to the general set-up of the EO AFRICA R&D facility, introduction to the Copernicus Program, the cloud computing environment, EO data access, Passive and Active Earth observation and data processing including practical hands-on sessions and individual project work. The last session will be spent on the individual project presentations, followed by a closing session. Detailed schedule will be published later.

  • Morning session – 10:00 – 12:00 CET – 2 hours.
  • Lunch break at 12:00 – 13:00 CET.
  • Afternoon session 13:00 – 16:00 CET – 3 hours.

Individual Project

You will be asked to choose topic of interest (example list will be provided) and will need to research topic, select a study area and data, process and present your results. Support and advice regarding the selected applications will be provided via chat consultations during the dedicated times. The final presentations of the individual projects will be held on day five of the training and will be evaluated. The best presentations will be noted in the certificate of completion.

Certificate of completion

All participants who will complete the course and present their individual project will receive a Certificate of completion issued by the EO Africa A&D Facility.

Technical requirements

To participate you will need to have access to a PC/laptop with good internet connection, speakers/headphones and Internet browser installed. It may be necessary for additional SW to be installed so you should also have administrative rights on your PC/laptop. This training cannot be followed on a mobile device or tablet.

Cost

Attendance to the training course is free of charge.