Lecture on Advanced Remote Sensing taught at KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana

Lecture on Advanced Remote Sensing taught at KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana

April 2, 2022

Our staff members Dr. Michael Thiel and Itohan-Osa Abu taught a two-week (21st of March to 01st of April 2022) 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 course addressed students of Batch 5 and aimed at strengthening the students’ competence in the field of remote sensing and giving them the tools to support their own research work. It combined lectures and hands-on sessions with a wide range of topics, such as below:

Optical and radar remote sensing basics, current and important former sensor systems, data access, download and preprocessing, efficient data organization and image processing, spectral indices and feature extraction, image enhancement and interpretation, object-oriented image analysis, time series analysis, state-of-the-art image classification methods, and provision of practical hands-on sessions in R and Google Earth Engine.

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

Left: WASCAL Batch 5 students, right: Dr. Michael Thiel (middle) from the Department of Remote Sensing at the University of Würzburg and WASCAL GSP students at KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana.

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