Remote Sensing Basics with Application to Water Resources, Agriculture, Air Quality Monitoring, Ecology.... (for busy people)
It is estimated that in the next several years about 80000 jobs will be offered in Remote Sensing area just in Europe
Course 101: Basics and Applications of Remote Sensing in Water Resources Management, Agriculture, Geology... - $395 USD
Learn the basics of remote sensing in this online course that reviews how satellite imagery can be used to develop a greater understanding of water resources, agriculture, air quality monitoring, ecology..... The course material includes presentations from recognized experts in remote sensing and reviews the valuable techniques used for analyzing data from Landsat, Sentinel and ASTER satellites. Students will gain practical skills that can be used for research, private sector and public projects.
- Historical overview of remote sensing and it’s applications in natural resources monitoring, wildfires, mineral resources exploration, urban development, agriculture and global climate change.
- Review available satellites (Landsat, Sentinel, ASTER) and the various data types available for in-depth analysis
- Learn how to access satellite data from Landsat, Sentinel 2 and ASTER
- Learn how to produce vegetation indices and heat maps for ecological, agricultural and hydrogeological applications.
- Learn basic applications in different engineering areas -
- Water Resources (River Basin Water Balance)
- Agriculture (Plant Health...)
- Ecology (Climate Change Monitoring...)
- Air Resources Management
Who should attend?
This course is ideally suited for hydrogeologists, environmental engineers, ecologists and climate change experts who are diving into the use of satellite imagery as an additional layer of information to make informed decisions.
B.Sc in hydrogeology, geology, environmental engineering, civil engineering, biology, archeology...
Average 2 - 3 hours per week to finish each Module. We encourage you to spend time with the course each week. Your focused attention will pay off in the end!
The course is product of long time teaching Remote Sensing to engineers all around the world, mostly 1 on 1. Through that time a significant amount of quality material was prepared in such way that can serve as good starting point for all geologist, hydrogeologists, environmental engineers and others to dive into this fascinating discipline that is evolving every day more and more.
Carefully chosen and prepared video material is ordered in logical way enabling cost effective learning. Recommendation of different papers, books and pdf are also given.
If anything seems unclear or you just have a question, then please let me know - I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually less then 24 hours. After each lecture you have place to ask questions. Again, thank you for joining me on this course.
This is the satellite image from Deimos-2 satellite - you will learn in course how to make it and use it
StartTheory and application of Landsat series of satellites (data available from 1972, 7/16 days revisit time on each point on the The Globe) (76:26)
StartTheory and application of ASTER sensors on Terra and Aqua satellites (data available from 1999) (71:48)
StartIntro to other satellites with free images - Sentinel 2A and 2 B (10m x 10m resolution) (11:24)
PreviewHow to download Landsat 8 (and others, data available from 1972) satellite images (8:46)
StartHow to download Sentinel 2a and 2b satellite images (revisit time 5 days for the entire Globe) (5:58)
StartHow to download ASTER satellite images (SWIR and thermal bands, from 15 meters resolution) (5:03)
Hello, my name is Dragan, I am founder of Environmental Modeling Solutions and an engineer of hydrogeology and environmental protection and great fan of both professions. Besides teaching and training engineers all over the world, I like constantly to learn something new.
I am currently on the specialization at the prestigious The Johns Hopkins University. During my doctoral studies, ten years ago, my mentors told me that I have "superpowers" to simplify and explain complicated engineering topics in an understandable way.
As a geologist by profession, I had first contact with remote sensing in my university days in 1996. At that time, satellite images from LANDSAT satellites were not free and I worked on analyzing airplane images.
As the beginning of the revolution in the application of satellite remote sensing in many scientific areas, it is possible to take the year 2007 when NASA and USGS enabled the free use of images from LANDSAT satellites from archives dating back to 1972.
I gained more knowledge in the field of remote sensing at the The Johns Hopkins University (Environmental Engineering in 2017 - where I was admitted to postdoctoral specialization).
In the past few years, I have held dozens of courses all over the world (United States, France, South Africa...), usually one on one or to more than one company engineers.
Currently I am working as consultant and educator in Environmental Modeling Solutions.
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