480010J Introduction to remote sensing with applications in hydrology, environmental and civil engineering

Date: 
5.6.2017 (Koko päivä) - 8.6.2017 (Koko päivä)
Paikka: 
University of Oulu / Tellus Arena & PR102

Short course in the University of Oulu 5.6-8.6.2017

Course outline

Remote sensing applications are developing fast in hydrology, environmental sciences and civil engineering to observe and analyse earth surface processes, land forms and structures. The PhD short course provides an introduction to the topic through lectures on theory and applications. Different observation methods are presented (satellites, drones, helicopter fights) that can be used to study water and environment related phenomena at different scales from small scale processes in wetlands, rivers and mining environments to large scale processes in catchments at regional and continental scale. Relevant, ongoing research projects at University of Oulu, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit will be presented. Key note lectures will be presented by an invited expert from University of Stuttgart with experience on the application of space-borne geodetic sensors in hydrology.

The course is open to researchers, doctoral candidates and Master students in water research, geosciences, ecology, environmental sciences, engineering, etc. Course credits (2 ECTS) will be given for attendance and home assignements on remote sensing techniques and databases (for own study case or other cases to be decided). Reporting and evaluation: pass/fail of short study report.

Course Program

Day 1, Monday 5.6.2017 (Tellus stage & PR102) - Introduction to remote sensing in hydrology and environmental engineering

9:15-9:45 (Tellus stage): Information needs and the potential use of remote sensing in analysis and modelling of hydrological systems and their changes by land use and climate change
Professor Björn Klöve, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit

9:45-11:00 (Tellus stage): An overview of remote sensing theory and applications
MSc Anssi Rauhala, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit 

11:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:45 (PR102): RESEM project remote sensing with satellites and drone applications for mining environment
MSc Anne Tuomela, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit

Coffee

14:00-14:45 (PR102): Thermal imaging using helicopter flights to study surface and groundwater systems interaction
Dr. Pekka Rossi, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit

Day 2, Tuesday 6.6.2017 (Tellus stage) - Recent methods and developments in remote sensing in hydrology

10:00-12:00 Key Note 1 - Application of spaceborne geodetic sensors in hydrology (1)
Dr. Mohammadjavad Tourian, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Geodesy, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:45 Vegetation and land use changes by remote sensing to study rapid land use changes in a semi-arid environment
MSc Nasim Fazel, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit 

13:45- 14:00 Using remote sensing and data mining methods to fill the data gaps in lake water balance
BSc Mohammad El Mosleh, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Unit 

Day 3, Wednesday 7.6.2017 (Tellus stage)

10:00-12:00 Key Note 2 Application of spaceborne geodetic sensors in hydrology (2)
Dr. Mohammadjavad Tourian, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Geodesy, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy

Lunch

Contact persons

Dr. Ali Torabi Haghighi
Ali.TorabiHaghighi at oulu.fi

Prof. Björn Klöve
bjorn.klove at oulu.fi

NOTE: If you want to get the credits, please contact Prof. Björn Klöve.

Viimeksi päivitetty: 29.5.2017