UN-SPIDER/ESA/EC/CEU Virtual Training Course for students: Assessment of Floods and Burned Areas

The aim of the training course is to introduce students to the use of the RUS platform virtual machine to generate maps of  the geographical extent of burned areas due to forest fires and floods with practical examples from recent events in Europe.  It will give students enrolled in a Master´s programme an opportunity to experience working with satellite images for disaster management purposes. 

The first part of the training course will demonstrate the burned area mapping methodology on the disastrous wildfires that occurred in the northern area of the Evia Island in Greece in August 2021 and you will learn the basics of image processing using various vegetation indexes and specific band ratios such as the Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR). The Sentinel-2 MSI data that will be used with 10m spatial resolution will help us assess the severity of this disastrous event.

The second part of the training course will demonstrate the flood mapping methodology on the disastrous event that occurred in June 2021 in Rhineland-Palatinate region in Germany, and you will learn the basics of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image processing for such natural disasters, using Sentinel 1 satellite images.

This training includes hands-on exercises, where you will access from your own laptop a Virtual Machine, to exploit the open source toolboxes available in the RUS environment to download and process the data.

 

Registration link and deadline for registration:

Deadline for Registration is 13 October 2021.  

Please use the following link to register for this training course:  https://forms.office.com/r/70xENYzSxh

Important Note:

Please note that the RUS Copernicus Virtual Machines used for this training course can only be provided to citizens/residents of the Copernicus programme member countries (EU plus Iceland and Norway). Selected students from other universities can attend the workshop in viewing mode.

18 - 19/11/2021
UN-SPIDER/ESA/EC/CEU Virtual Training Course on Disaster Management for Students: Assessment of Floods and Burned Areas

Copernicus Research and User Support  (RUS)

Student enrolled in a Master´s programme (M.Sc. or M.A.)

This will be an Online training.

Attendees will work on their own laptop and will be provided with access to the RUS platform Virtual Machine.