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Earth Observation of the Cryosphere

12/09/2016 00:00
16/09/2016 00:00

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is pleased to announce the first advanced training course in Earth Observation of the Cryosphere, which will be hosted at the University of Leeds (UK), from 12 to 16 September 2016. Lead by members of the CCI Antarctic Ice Sheet project, the course will cover all aspects of cryosphere remote sensing.

The course aims to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and other EO satellite missions for science and applications development. The training will include formal lectures by leading scientists as well as hands-on computing exercises exploiting real and simulated data. The course will provide advanced scientific knowledge on the theory and applications of cryosphere remote sensing, including:

  • Theoretical fundamentals of space-borne Optical, SAR, gravimeter and altimeter remote sensing;
  • EO lectures on the Cryosphere, with a focus on Sea Ice, Mountain Glaciers, Snow and the Polar Ice Sheets;
  • Practicals using ESA toolboxes and commercial software for scientific exploitation of EO data;
  • EO data processing and product demonstration for monitoring the cryosphere.

Post graduate, PhD students, post–doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in Cryosphere Remote Sensing and its applications are invited to apply to the 5 day course which will be held at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) at the University of Leeds, UK.
Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply and participate to the course subject to space availability.

Deadline for applications: 20 May 2016

More info and an on-line application form are available at:
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