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
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
Technologie- und Gründerzentrum (TGZ)
(on Hubland campus)
* including course material, coffee + lunch, social events; hotel costs + evening dinners excluded
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:
- High-budget (4*): Hotel Melchior (close to the summer school venue)
- Medium-budget (3*): Hotel Franziskaner (downtown)
- Lower-budget (4*): Novotel (close to the main station)
- Hostel: Babelfish Hostel Würzburg (for more adventure feeling)
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.
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€).