Monitoring the Earth with Radars from Satellites

  • Speakers: Dr. Andrea Manconi and Ms Gwendolyn Dasser (ETHZ/SLF)
  • Location: ETH Zurich
  • Dates: Sept 2-6, 2024
  • Cost
    • WES PhD School members: no fee.
    • Others: please contact the course coordinator/lecturer directly
  • Registration: Please email School.Earth-Water@unine.ch (ETHZ students should register internally)
    • Registration closes: 31.07.2024

The course focuses on space-borne radar applications tailored to geosciences. Students will develop independently projects on real case-studies by leveraging open source data and software. Students' performance will be assessed by lecturers, peers and an external committee during a mini-conference. The course was developed in the Innovedum framework. 

The course aims at providing the tools to fully take advantage of space-borne radar data in geoscience applications. The course will offer the chance to learn a cutting-edge remote sensing technique and to independently apply the methods to real scenarios relevant for their future activities as scientists and/or practitioners.

The activities of the course will show how to properly select and obtain radar datasets, process them according to the state-of-art algorithms, interpret the results, evaluate pros and cons on specific geological targets, and integrate the analysis of radar data with other survey and monitoring approaches. Moreover, practical exercises and field excursions are designed to pursue the “Learning by doing” concept.

Full details of the course are available on the website: https://www.vvz.ethz.ch/Vorlesungsverzeichnis/lerneinheit.view?lang=en&lerneinheitId=178651&semkez=2024S&ansicht=LEHRVERANSTALTUNGEN&