Lecture on Advanced remote Sensing in Ghana

Lecture on Advanced remote Sensing in Ghana

written by Michael Thiel

June 20, 2020

Our staff members Dr. Frank Thonfeld, Steven Hill, and Dr. Michael Thiel taught a three-week online course on Advanced Remote Sensing at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi/Ghana as part of the WASCAL Graduate Program on Climate Change and Land Use. The goal of the course was to strengthen the students’ competence in the field of remote sensing and to give them the tools to support their own research work.

The course took place in May and June 2020 and combined lectures and hands-on sessions with a wide range of topics:

  • Repetition of remote sensing basics
  • Current and important former sensor systems
  • Data access
  • Image enhancement and interpretation
  • Vegetation Indices
  • Optical and radar remote sensing
  • State-of-the-art image classification methods
  • Object-oriented image analysis
  • Time series analysis
  • Efficient data organization and image processing
  • DataCubes
  • Practical hands-on sessions in R and QGIS

The course evaluation was based on a practical work on topic that the students selected by themselves. All students past the course successfully and we are happy to look forward to further cooperate with the students in the future.

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