Venue: the TAT 2017 training “Multi-sensor Approaches in Studying Land Use/Land Cover Change” will be held 16th – 20th of June 2017 and hosted by University of Pécs, Faculty of Sciences, Institute of Geography, Hungary.

Training location: University of Pécs, Faculty of Sciences, Institute of Geography, Hungary

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 2017 (TAT-5) is “Multi-sensor Approaches in Studying Land Use/Land Cover Change”. Lectures and training activities will be focused on the evaluation of impacts of land use/land cover change on 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-5 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-5 training course.
  • No participation fee is for the training and accommodation of participants is covered by sponsors
  • Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs.
  • The number of participants of the training is limited.
  • The official language of the course is English.
  • The deadline for application: 30th of April 2017.
  • Successful applicants will be informed via e-mail by the 15th of May 2017

TAT-5 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 (




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