Introduction

 

Venue: the TAT 2019 training “ Radar and Optical Remote Sensing in the Agricultural and Environmental Monitoring” will be held 20th – 24th of June 2019 and hosted by University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Training location: University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Goals and objectives

The main objective of the Trans-Atlantic Training (TAT) initiative is training activities for students and the early-career scientists in the area of Earth Observation, with an emphasis on remote sensing of land-cover changes and ecosystem dynamics. The purpose of TAT is to share and discuss advanced research methods and technologies from space during a series of meetings for scientists and students from both Europe and the USA.

The topic of TAT 2019 (TAT-7) is “Radar and Optical Remote Sensing in the Agricultural and Environmental Monitoring”. Lectures and training activities will be focused on the agriculture application and the evaluation of ecosystems (e.g. forest disturbances, agricultural land changes and abandonment) by using different types of sensors. The first part shall deal with SAR data – Sentinel-1 mission. Applications of SAR data in the ecosystems dynamics will be presented during theoretical and practical sessions. The second part of TAT-7 will be thematically focused on the new trends in optical remote sensing techniques, with emphasis on Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 missions. 

The state-of-the-art advanced methods of Earth observation shall be presented and discussed by leading experts from Europe and the USA. Technologies, tutorials and data from ESA and NASA missions shall be presented and practically exercised within hands-on training.

  • Early-career scientists (7 years after Ph.D.); Ph.D. students and other students (master or bachelor) with advanced skills and research experiences in remote sensing are invited to attend the TAT-7 training course.
  • No participation fee is for the training.
  • Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
  • The number of participants is limited.
  • Early-career scientists and students from Central and Eastern Europe are the main target group of the training.
  • The official language of the course is English.
  • Participants will use their own laptops.
  • The deadline for application: 25th of May 2019.
  • Successful applicants will be informed via e-mail by the 30th of May 2019

TAT-7 is organized in close cooperation with the South Central European Regional Information Network (SCERIN). This research and capacity building initiative is focused on the current LCLUC challenges in the SCERIN regions, emphasizing their significance and impacts on ecological processes and ecosystem function (http://www.fao.org/gtos/gofc-gold/net-SEERIN.html).

Training material and photos from TAT-7 are available here: 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eLSebA1ljZG1t4g9CMOq1QWFCWfMKu_O

 

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