Remote Sensing Bundle: Part 0
Remote Sensing Basics for You (Learn How Can Satellites be Useful Your Project or Business)
Remote Sensing Bundle: Part 0
Basics and Applications of Remote Sensing (open access)
Learn the basics of remote sensing in this online course that reviews how satellite imagery can be used in the environmental field.
The course material includes presentations made by a recognized experts in remote sensing and reviews of valuable techniques used for analyzing data from the Landsat, Sentinel and ASTER satellites in different environmental fields.
Historical overview of remote sensing and it’s applications in natural resources monitoring, agriculture, wildfires, urban development and global climate change are given thorough the course.
- Why to use Remote Sensing?
- Basics of electromagnetic waves
- History of Remote Sensing
- Interaction of Electromagnetic Waves and Earth Surface (buildings, vegetation, water, roads...)
- Review of available satellites (Landsat 1 to 8) and the various data types available for in-depth analysis
- Learn what is spectral, spatial and temporal resolution which is the basics for your advance into this field
- Learn where to access satellite data from Landsat
- Learn about vegetation indices used in agriculture, ecology, hydrogeology, forestry...
- Your question: How to chose the best satellite imagery for my project will be answered in this course?
- Do you know that you can see the future in satellite imagery?
- FREE book about Remote Sensing!
Who should attend this course?
This course is ideal for water resources managers, geologists, biologists, agronomists, , climate change experts a nd all others who would like to get more information about the use of satellite imagery as an additional layer of information in order to make well-informed decisions in their day to day job.
B.Sc. in geology, agronomy, hydrogeology, environmental engineering, civil engineering, biology, archeology... Or just a good will to learn more and advance your business path
You can finish this course spending 3 - 4 hours in 1 week to finish. Your focused attention will pay off in the end!
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 an example of a processed satellite image from the Sentinel 2, greener color represents healthier crops. Pivot circles can be seen in the picture and not so healthy area that will produce less crop yield.
StartRefresher before you start learning: Overivew of electromagnetic waves (11:01)
StartLecture 1: Remote Sensing Basics - our guest lecturer will gently take you to remote sensing learning path (48:05)
StartLecture 2: Remote Sensing Basics - after this lecture you will learn where is the application of remote sensing in real life (55:49)
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 online specialization at the 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 for online 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 and as distributor of KARI KOMPSAT satellite images.
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He is always available for questions and truly goes above and beyond in his training classes. I have gained a lot of knowledge over a short period of time working with Dragan and would highly recommend his services to others.”
- Thomas Ballard, PG, CHG, Consulting Hydrogeologist, USA
I took multiple training courses with Dragan. I learned a great deal with him during each of the courses. He is an excellent teacher willing to help out in any way possible.
- Mark Sherrill, Environmental Scientist at Short Elliott Hendricson, USA
I have known Dragan for many years. I am most impressed with his
dedication to hard work, and the breadth of his knowledge on
environmental data acquisition and processing, software, and modelling.
- John Doherty Owner, Watermark Numerical Computing, Australia
"I recently completed a course in Remote Sensing and QGIS with Dragan. He was very knowledgeable and guided me through the theory and background and also the implementation of remote sensing. He was very personable and happy to answer all my questions. I appreciate having him as a reference and would recommend him to anyone interested in this topic."
- Lea Bergwall, GIS Analyst, USA