A novel and unique course on space-borne SAR 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 peers and by an international steering committee during a mini-conference. The course is a pilot project in the Innovedum framework.
The course aims at providing the tools to fully take advantage of space-borne SAR 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 SAR 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 SAR data with other survey and monitoring approaches. Moreover, practical exercises and field excursions are designed to pursue the “Learning by doing” concept.
Voraussetzungen / Besonderes
This course requires a background in Earth Sciences, thus the tapriority is to MSc students of the D-ERDW. In the case the course attracts the attention of BSc, MSc, and PhD students from other ETH departments and/or other universities, they will be accepted provided that the maximum number of participants does not exceed15 per year.