10TH ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE ON LAND REMOTE SENSING – EO and AI for Forestry

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with the focus on Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence for Forestry. This course is dedicated to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists and experts working in forestry domain to exploit data from EO missions (e.g. the Copernicus Sentinels) and use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for science and applications development. The course is part of ESA’s EO Science for Society – Scientific Exploitation element of EOEP-5 (the fifth cycle of ESA’s Earth Observation Envelope Programme).

The training will include theory and hands-on sessions on the following topics:

Introduction to the Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 missions and their performance
Introduction to ESA BIOMASS mission
Natural disturbances of forests
Forest cover monitoring and change detection with optical and SAR remote sensing
Forest fires detection with optical and thermal remote sensing
Deforestation and forest degradation
PolInSAR and TomoSAR for forests
Forest structure and biomass retrieval using SAR
Accuracy in forest mapping
S2 and Landsat timeseries for forests monitoring
EO Browser
AI for forests
Forestry TEP
Training on the use of SNAP toolbox