10TH ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE ON LAND REMOTE SENSING – EO and AI for Forestry

Start Date:
Sept. 20, 2021
End Date:
Sept. 24, 2021
City:
LJUBLJANA
Country:
Slovenia
Description:
The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with the focus on Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence for Forestry. This course is dedicated to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists and experts working in forestry domain to exploit data from EO missions (e.g. the Copernicus Sentinels) and use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for science and applications development. The course is part of ESA’s EO Science for Society – Scientific Exploitation element of EOEP-5 (the fifth cycle of ESA’s Earth Observation Envelope Programme). The training will include theory and hands-on sessions on the following topics: Introduction to the Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 missions and their performance Introduction to ESA BIOMASS mission Natural disturbances of forests Forest cover monitoring and change detection with optical and SAR remote sensing Forest fires detection with optical and thermal remote sensing Deforestation and forest degradation PolInSAR and TomoSAR for forests Forest structure and biomass retrieval using SAR Accuracy in forest mapping S2 and Landsat timeseries for forests monitoring EO Browser AI for forests Forestry TEP Training on the use of SNAP toolbox
Targeted Audience:
The 5-day course will be held from 20 to 24 September 2021 as a hybrid event. If allowed to travel, lecturers and participants will be encouraged to attend the course at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Participants who cannot travel, due to the Covid regulations, can attend online. Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and professionals from European countries and Canada interested in the applications of Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence for Forestry are welcome to apply for the course. Research scientists, students, EO and AI professionals from all other countries are also welcome to apply, subject to availability of space. Application Create a user account in the ConfTool portal and fill in the online application form Enter a title and short abstract for a poster to be presented in the poster session (mandatory) Upload a reference letter from an academic referee or employer (mandatory) After acceptance to the course, provide the full e-poster. Guidelines for the e-poster preparation will be sent in due time. Important Notes The application will be considered completed once the poster abstract and reference letter have been submitted Number of participants is limited to a maximum of 50 students on-line and in-place, and is subject to a selection procedure by the organising committee. Onsite participation is preferred. If not possible, the accepted students will have the possibility to attend online The academic referee will be notified once the application has been submitted Notification of acceptance will be sent end June 2021 No participation fee is foreseen. If allowed to travel, participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses (financial support is not available) The official language of the training course is English.
Expected Outcomes:
The Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing – EO and AI for Forestry aims at: Training the next generation of scientists and professionals on remote sensing for land surfaces, with the focus on forestry Explaining the theoretical principles, processing algorithms, data products and their use in forestry applications Introducing tool and methods for the exploitation of EO satellite data, in particular the Sentinels Stimulating the exploitation of EO and AI in the domain of forestry Demonstrating cloud-based, large-scale processing (Forestry Thematic Application Platform)
Host:
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering (FGG), Slovenia
Organizer:
European Space Agency (ESA)
Format/Training Type:
Classroom Course, Online Course, Workshop
Language:
English
Application Deadline:
May 15, 2021
Qualifications:
The 5-day course will be held from 20 to 24 September 2021 as a hybrid event. If allowed to travel, lecturers and participants will be encouraged to attend the course at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Participants who cannot travel, due to the Covid regulations, can attend online. Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and professionals from European countries and Canada interested in the applications of Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence for Forestry are welcome to apply for the course. Research scientists, students, EO and AI professionals from all other countries are also welcome to apply, subject to availability of space.

Application
Create a user account in the ConfTool portal and fill in the online application form
Enter a title and short abstract for a poster to be presented in the poster session (mandatory)
Upload a reference letter from an academic referee or employer (mandatory) 
After acceptance to the course, provide the full e-poster. Guidelines for the e-poster preparation will be sent in due time.
Important Notes
The application will be considered completed once the poster abstract and reference letter have been submitted
Number of participants is limited to a maximum of 50 students on-line and in-place, and is subject to a selection procedure by the organising committee. Onsite participation is preferred. If not possible, the accepted students will have the possibility to attend online
The academic referee will be notified once the application has been submitted
Notification of acceptance will be sent end June 2021
No participation fee is foreseen. If allowed to travel, participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses (financial support is not available)
The official language of the training course is English.
Contact Email:
eotraining@esa.int
Link:
https://landtraining2021.esa.int/
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