Venue: the TAT 2018 training “Integration of Radar and Optical Remote Sensing in Studying Land Cover/Land Use Change” will be held 7th – 11th of June 2018 and hosted by University of Zagreb, Croatia

Training location: University of Zagreb, Croatia

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 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 2018 (TAT-6) is “Integration of Radar and Optical Remote Sensing in Studying Land Cover/Land Use Change”. Lectures and training activities will be focused on 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-6 will be thematically focused on the new trends in optical remote sensing technics, 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 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-6 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. Participants from these countries could be supported from ESA grant to be partly covered their expenses.
  • The official language of the course is English.
  • The deadline for application: 25th of April 2018.
  • Successful applicants will be informed via e-mail by the 30th of April 2018

TAT-6 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 (

Tutorials and data from TAT 2018 are available here:



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