Latest Remote sensing application Stories

Mapping Forest Biomass To Understand The Global Carbon Cycle
2013-02-05 10:54:59

ESA Satellite radar data are being used to map Earth´s vital resources. The latest advances and applications of the POLinSAR remote sensing technique were highlighted at a conference held last week. Polarimetric InSAR — or POLinSAR — is a remote sensing technique based on polarimetric information in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images. With this technique, a radar sends polarised pulses towards the target, and the information in the signals backscattered from Earth...

2011-10-03 11:36:18

Future Earth observation scientists: learn about using satellite data for science and applications development. An ESA series of advanced thematic training courses in remote sensing applications was held in Krakow, Poland last month. Those who were not able to attend can now watch the video replays of the presentations and discussions. The course aimed to train the next generation of European and Canadian Principal Investigators by introducing the available tools for taking advantage of...

2009-07-10 10:05:00

Satellites provide us with an enormous amount of quality data about our planet daily, but the value of these data can only be realized through the ability and creativity of users. ESA's series of advanced training courses brings world-renowned remote-sensing experts and students together to ensure tomorrow's scientists are able to make the most of these data. The Advanced Land Training Course, held 28 June-3 July in Prague, brought 66 students from 22 countries together with 12 leading...

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