Echoes in Space: Introduction to Radar Remote Sensing

Event Organisers: 

ESA; EO College


Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena; Earth Observation Services Jena GmbH (EOS Jena)


16/09/2019 to 21/10/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Monday, October 21, 2019


This is the 2019 re-run of the Echoes in Space Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Radar Remote Sensing. The course will take participants on a journey through the world of Radar Remote Sensing. Participants will learn the basics that will help them understand where this technology comes from, how the images are acquired, and which manifold applications already use Radar Remote Sensing to help protect our planet.

What will participants learn?

Participants will get a detailed overview of the history of Radar technology and will learn the basics that are needed to understand how electromagnetic waves work. The course also focuses on Radar Remote Sensing from space, and provides participants with a unique hands-on opportunity to work with Radar data in diverse application scenarios.

How is the course structured?

The course consists of five consecutive weeks, and each lesson builds on the knowledge acquired in the previous lessons. The course will cover the following topics:

  • History of Radar technology and the discovery of electromagnetic waves
  • Image acquisition Geometry of airborne and space borne Radar systems
  • Land applications of Radar remote sensing
  • Applications of radar remote sensing over Water
  • Application of Radar remote sensing for Hazard management

The five-week course will begin on 16 September 2019, and registration is possible throughout the duration of the course. The course is self-paced, with a workload of about 5 hours per lesson. Upon completing the course, participants will receive a certificiate of achievement. 


Target Audience: 

This course is for anyone who wants to get a head start on working with Radar images, anyone who wonders how this unique technology can help to monitor the state of our Earth, and anyone who has an interest in scientific discovery, bold engineering and technological progress.

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