Center for Earth Observation

...supporting the remote sensing needs of the University

Remote Sensing Workshops

Each workshop is approximately 2 hours in length, beginning with a 30 minute lecture introducing the topic.  This is followed by a 90 minute hands-on lab exercise.  These workshops are typically offered in the fall semester and will be announced on our web site and on the remote sensing email list

During the spring semester these workshops are not offered on a scheduled basis.  If you have a small group that is interested in these workshops please contact Larry Bonneau at the Center to discuss special arrangements.

Introduction to Satellite-Based  Remote Sensing

This workshop is targeted to those with no background in remote sensing,  It will introduce the basic concepts of remote sensing including; the electromagnetic spectrum, characteristics of selected major sensor systems, components of a satellite image, and a description of spectral, spatial and temporal resolution.  The workshop will use the Google Earth Engine and cloud-based data so laptops are required to complete the exercise.  Students will compare and contrast various types of data across time and space and will be introduced to basic image manipulation techniques.  This workshop is a prerequisite for the following two workshops.

This workshop will be offered on 8 February at the CSSSI KBT classroom.  The workshop is limited to 26 students.  Use the University Library class registration web site to register for this workshop.

Image Analysis and  Interpretation Techniques

This workshop is targeted to students who have taken the introductory workshop, or already have a basic understanding of remote sensing concepts.  It will be taught in the YCEO Lab, ESC 119 at 21 Sachem St.  Students will use ENVI software to explore a variety of image enhancement and analysis techniques to identify features in the landscape.  Tools include 2D scatterplots, spectral/temporal profiles, and cell value and mensuration tools.  Students will also use image histograms and statistics to explore these satellite data.

This workshop will be offered on 15 February at the YCEO Lab at ESC 119.  Space is limited to the number of workstations in the Center so this workshop is limited to 13 students.  Use the University Library class registration web site to register for this workshop.

Converting Satellite Images  into  Data

This third workshop builds on the two prior workshops in the series.  It introduces methods to quantify and categorize satellite images. Students will learn methods to extract information from images.  This includes how to classify images and create useful indexes from satellite images.  

This workshop will be offered on 22 February at the YCEO Lab at ESC 119. Space is limited to the number of workstations in the Center so this workshop is limited to 13 students.  Use the University Library class registration web site to register for this workshop.