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Earth Observation for International Development

GeoSens Summer School

26 – 29 August 2019, Würzburg

Why using satellite data?

Freely available satellite data and smart, cloud-based geodata infrastructures enable a fast and efficient integration of satellite based Earth observation techniques in International Development Cooperation projects. Proven tools and techniques for information retrieval exist for a wide range of environmental and urban monitoring applications.

Free and open access

Monitor large areas regularly

Access ready-to-use established toolsets

Produce informative maps and valuable spatial information

What can you expect?

In the 4 days-course at the University of Würzburg’s Department of Remote Sensing the participants will learn the full process of designing and implementing satellite-based monitoring approaches in the context of international development tasks.

Satellite missions and sensor types

Data gateways

EO project design

Data integration and preprocessing

Classifciation techniques and value adding


Accuracy and product quality assessment

Long-term implementation for operational monitoring

Operationalization of EO in administration

You can download our agenda here – we will keep you updated on any changes!

More information


Technologie- und Gründerzentrum (TGZ)
Magdalene-Schoch-Straße 5
97074 Würzburg
(on Hubland campus)


979,00 €*

* including course material, coffee + lunch, social events; hotel costs + evening dinners excluded



Please register here until 31st July 2019.

Free cancellation until 4th August, 50% refunding until 24th August.

We will start at 1 pm on Monday and finish at 3 pm on Thursday.

Hotel booking is recommended in advance in the touristic city of Würzburg. You will find plenty of good, central accomodations – here just a small selection:

Feel free to contact us in case you have any questions or ideas!

How to get there

City bus number 29 runs from the train station via city center directly to the summer school venue TGZ (Technologie- und Gründerzentrum) at bus stop Magdalene-Schoch-Straße. You can board the bus every 30 minutes (at Busbahnhof (train station), Barbarossaplatz or Mainfrankentheater), in the mornings for example 08:38am (Busbahnhof) to 08:56am.

→ Detailed schedule here, general bus journey planner here (German only unfortunately)

Alternatively, city busses 14, 114 and 214 run to Philosphisches Institut from where it takes you 5 minutes by foot to the TGZ.
We recommend to buy day tickets (5,40€).


Dr Christian Hüttich
Department of Remote Sensing
Institute of Geography and Geology
University of Würzburg

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