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12.09 - 16.09.2016
University of Leeds, UK
Contact person:
Anna Hogg   

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a new advanced Cryosphere Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. the Sentinels) for science and applications development. 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 five day course.  Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply and participate to the course subject to space availability.  The course will be hosted at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) at the University of Leeds.

The course will provide advanced scientific knowledge on theory and applications for cryosphere remote sensing and will be organised around five main components:

  • Presentation of the CryoSat-2, Sentinel-1, -2 and -3 missions
  • 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.

It will include formal lectures by leading scientists as well as hands-on computing exercises exploiting real and simulated data for science and application.

For more information, visit the training course website.