Spring School on “Advanced remote sensing techniques for risk management”
Goals and objectives The PhD school on “Advanced remote sensing techniques for risk management” aim at introducing the attendees to the development and implementation of new, innovative and advanced remote sensing techniques to improve capabilities in characterizing risk components such as hazard, vulnerability and exposure by means of hyperspectral image analysis, advanced SAR processing, machine learning and cloud computing for remote sensing, and geostationary satellites data processing. The PhD school will be supported by EU H2020 EOXPOSURE. It will consist of three days of theoretical and practices sessions focused on tools and application examples, and two days of EOEXPOSURE open workshop to present conferences and tutorials related to risk, vulnerability and exposure applications. To this aim, the school and the EOXPOSURE event will bring together leading researchers from academic institutions, data providers and industry end users.
- Jorge Marquez (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina);
- Marcelo Scavuzzo, Anabella Ferral, Sofia Lanfri, Alba German (CONAE, Instituto Mario Gulich, Univ. Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina).
Tentative audience: 100
Tentative dates: 20 to 24 of September 2021
|Monday, September 20th|
|08:00 ART||Charla de bienvenida del Instituto Gulich. Dr. M. Scavuzzo|
|08:15 ART||GRSS presentation. Dr. Carlos Lopez Martinez|
|8:30 ART||Argentine GRSS IEEE chapter.. Mgter. Alba Germán|
|8:45 – 11:45 ART||“Hyperspectral imaging” Dr. Antonio Plaza|
|12:00 – 13:00 ART||Lunch Break|
|13:00 – 16:00 ART||Hyperspectral practises. Mgter. Alba Germán y Dra. Michal Shimoni|
|Tuesday, September 21st|
|8:00 – 11:00 ART||Principles and advanced SAR applications. . Dr. Carlos Lopez Martinez (ES)|
|-Introduction. Synthetic Aperture Radar Principles. Theory of SAR Interferometry. Theory of SAR Polarimetry. SAR Data Statistical Description. Information Vs. Frequency. Polarimetric SAR Interferometry. Applications|
|12:00 – 16:00 ART||SAR processing Practices. Dr. Carlos Lopez Martinez & Mgter. Santiago Seppi|
|Wednesday, September 22nd|
|08:00 10:30 ART||Polarimetric SAR Imaging: Theory and Applications. Dr. Avik Bhattacharya|
|-PolSAR data representation, target descriptors, advanced target decomposition methods, radar indices:
urban and vegetation, Dual-pol and Compact-pol SAR data analysis.
|10:30 – 12:30 ART||PolSAR practises. Dr. Avik Bhattacharya & Dr. Dipankar Mandal|
|-Dual-pol radar vegetation index over agricultural cropland (using SNAP)
-Comparison with Sentinel-2 NDVI product, soil moisture and vegetation inversion (using MRSLab
Python script and GEE codes),
-Dual-pol flood mapping (using GEE codes).
|12:30 – 13:30 ART||Lunch break|
|13:30 – 15:00 ART||Continue PolSAR practices. Dr. Avik Bhattacharya & Dr. Dipankar Mandal|
|Thursday, September 23th|
|08:00 – 19:20 ART||Gesostationary SAR (GEOSAR) satellites and applications- Prof. Antoni Broquetas (UPC)|
|-Orbital parameters of Geostationary and Geosynchronous Satellites. Orbital perturbations and maintenance. Geosynchronous orbits in this context refer to 1 day period orbits with higher inclinations and eccentricities w.r.t Geostationary orbits intended to increase relative satellite-Earth motion and avoid the geostationary orbit congestion.
– GEOSAR MIssions. Advantages and Difficulties w.r.t. conventional LEOSAR missions. Permanent monitoring applications in Water cycle and Hazards monitoring. Monostatic, Bistatic and Multisatic missions. GEOSAR link budget. Precise orbit determination for GEOSAR missions.
|9:30 – 11:30 ART||Prof. Joan Bech ( UB ): Geostationary Weather satellites|
|– Overview of Geostationary Weather Satellites. Platforms and sensors. The Meteosat satellite series (MFG, MSG, and MTG). The MSG SEVIRI instrument. Characteristics of spectral observations in the visible, thermal infrared, and water vapour channels.
– Applications of Geostationary Weather Satellites. Multispectral satellite applications (RGB products). Natural colour, Cloud and Precipitation microphysics, and Air Mass RGB Products. Synergistic use of passive remote sensing geostationary weather satellite observations and active remote sensing Low Earth Orbit satellite observations. The GPM constellation and IMERG products
|13:00 16:00 ART||Practices with GOES 16 data. Mgter. Andrés Lighezzolo (CONAE), Dra. Anabella Ferral (IG-CONICET), Mgter. Federico Machado (SAOCOM-CONAE)|
|Friday, September 24th|
|08:00 – 08:30 ART||Presentation of the ASI satellites – Cosmo and Prisma|
|08:30 – 09:00 ART||Presentation of the CONAE satellites – SAOCOM|
|09:10 – 10:30 ART||Activities from students in the frame of ASI-IG-CONAE-Univ Pavia cooperation (Dr. Paolo Gamba)|
|10:30 – 12:30 ART||MAIE students will give 15 minutes talks abour their research activities|