Remote Sensing Bundle: Part 1
Remote Sensing Basics with Application to Agriculture
Course 101: Basics and Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture
Learn application of remote sensing in agriculture in this 100% online course that reviews how satellite imagery can be used to get better info about your crop health, faster detect plant disease, predict crop yield and prescribe variable fertilization rate.
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 in agriculture purposes. 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, agriculture, wildfires, urban development and global climate change.
- Review of 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 agriculture applications.
- Learn basic application of thermal infrared band in agriculture
- Learn what to use when NDVI is not applicable
- Learn to asses chlorophyll status of crops from satellite and apply variable rate nutrient application
Who should attend?
This course is ideally suited for agronomist, managers, climate change experts and all that are interested in this technology and wants to dive into the use of satellite imagery as an additional layer of information to make informed decisions in agriculture production.
Also, if you want to start your global business in agriculture this online course is right place where to start (we have special package for those who wants to start global or regional business).
B.Sc in agronomy, 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 to learn remote sensing application in agriculture.
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 an example of processed satellite image from Sentinel 2, greener color is healthier crop. It can be seen pivot circles on picture and less healthy area that will lead to less crop yield. You will learn how to make this images in this course :)
StartUnit 3: Theory 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)
StartUnit 4: Theory and application of ASTER sensors on Terra and Aqua satellites (data available from 1999) (71:48)
StartUnit 5: Intro to other satellites with free images - Sentinel 2A and 2 B (10m x 10m resolution) (11:24)
PreviewUnit 6: How to download Landsat 1-8 satellite images (data available from 1972) (8:46)
StartUnit 7: How to download Sentinel 2a and 2b satellite images (revisit time 5 days for the entire Globe) (5:58)
StartUnit 8: How to download ASTER satellite images (SWIR and thermal bands, from 15 meters resolution) (5:03)
More than 20 years in the field of water and environment, specialist in quantitative hydrogeology applying his knowledge on projects in Europe, US, Middle East, Australia and Africa. Uncertainty analysis of groundwater models is his another specialization. One of top success was mentoring one of the top world Australian Mining Company in using specialized techniques of mathematical model calibration and uncertainty analysis with PEST.
His Ph.D. was done on the topic of groundwater remediation. On the Middle East he was working on a capital project where a huge database was established (more than 500 observation points).
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Working from Serbia he manages to set up brand acknowledged on Geological Survey of UnitedStates Meeting in 2019/ as an example of how brand can be setup from distant country. Also, he organizeThe first online Conference Groundwater Science and Practice was organized in 2018. Proud to say that he become one of the moderators of the LinkedIn Groundwater Modeling Forum with 7000 members along with several university professors. Also, he raised 100000 USD for his Start-Up. Another Start-Up is currently under development.
Coaching other companies and their engineers
First started with 1 on 1 courses throughout the world (mostly USA) continuing with Environmental Science Education Program with 900 participants.Topics were Water Resources Management, Remote Sensing and Seawater Intrusion. He was accepted at The John's Hopkins University for online specialization in 2018 where he attended one semester of Air Resources Monitoring and Management. Due to catastrophic air pollution in his native country he stopped his specialization on JHU and devoted his time to mitigation of indoor pollution with a top company in that arena. He was again accepted to continue his specialization in JHU in 2020. As one of greatest achievement was invitation to train The John's Hopkins University Ph.D. student in interpretation of Mars geology. Due to COVID-19, the project was postponed by NASA.
Also, at beginning of 2020 he was elected to be a reviewer of The Book Coastal Hydrogeology for US journal.
During his consulting practices he was working with Roscoe Moss and arena of Aquifer Storage and Recovery with one of the fouder of that coin Davide Pyne for several years.
He published over 20 scientific papers in his native language and the first one in English at MODFLOW Conference 1998. Also, published a book about Mathematical Modeling and Remediation that is currently under translation in English.
Sensors in Natural Resources
First started as his hobby after which his passion for electronics in environmental field was expanded and currently, he is writing a book on sensors application in natural resources.
By lunching of the Sentinel 2 satellite in 2016 he become interested in remote sensing and its application in water resources and agriculture. Did numerous projects in Agriculture and for big agriculture companies, the largest 10000 ha)
His integrated knowledge of different disciplines in environmental science enabled him to develop a specific approach for managing natural resources (monitoring, modeling and remote sensing). Also, developing techniques for the determination of mineral resources from satellites was considered by several companies.
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"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."
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