Beyond the Visible - Introduction to Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Course

GFZ Potsdam

EO College

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‘Beyond the Visible – Introduction to Hyperspectral Remote Sensing‘.

In this course, you will learn the basics of imaging spectroscopy. No matter if you are a student or a professional or whatever continent you are from, this course was designed for you and we hope to provide some helpful background information, process understanding and applications that relate to your area of interest or expertise.

What will you learn?

This course will provide you, not only with the fundamentals of imaging spectroscopy, but also gives you access to free data sources, open-source software and hands-on training exercises.

By the end of this course, you should have learned …

  • what imaging spectroscopy is
  • what application fields it is useful for
  • what the physical background is
  • which sensors are commonly used
  • how spectroscopy data are acquired
  • where you can get data from
  • what software you could use
  • and finally first processing steps to analyze them

The rising number of imaging spectrometers deployed on airborne platforms and the launch of space-borne imaging spectroscopy missions are accompanied by an increasing need for education and training activities with a focus on hyperspectral imagery – with the data becoming more and more available, you need to know how to best use it and benefit from its great potential. Learn from a variety of experts and adopt the knowledge to your personal research interest(s).