We were very pleased to have received 85 high-quality applications and are looking forward to organize a successful three-day summer school where data collection campaign, technical lessons, demo by service and drone providers and hands-on exercises will be combined.
Unfortunately, we feel obliged to postpone our event. The safety and well-being of our participants is our priority and with the continued resurgence of COVID-19 we are not able to organize the summer school as we have foreseen and communicated to all of you. We therefore decided to postpone the IGARSS 2021 Summer School till September 8-10, 2021. All applicants will be informed by email and will be able to re-subscribe or cancel their submission.
In the frame of IGARSS 2021 a three-day summer school will be organized from 8-10 September, 2021. The summer school will be dedicated to drone based remote sensing and will include a very practical training where data collection campaign, technical lessons, demo by service and drone providers and hands-on exercises will be combined.
If you are a young researcher, entrepreneur or student who has interest in drone based remote sensing technology, this programme is for you.
The summer school will take place at DronePort. A unique campus and training site dedicated to drones.
Experts from VITO Remote Sensing and the CISS of the Royal Military Academy and the University of Ghent in Belgium will provide the training and will help you to get started with drone-based remote sensing. Specifically, the following insights will be provided:
|Start Registration||23 January 2021|
|Registration Deadline||23 April 2021|
|Notification of Acceptance||16 June 2021|
|Deadline hotel booking||TBD|
|Summer school||8-10 September 2021|
09:00 - 09:30
Registration and Welcome
09:30 - 12:30
Introduction and session 1
Theory session 1: Platforms
Hands-on session 1: Data acquisition
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 17:00
Demo 1: Demonstration of different drone systems
Demo 2: Mission planning, calibration and quality check
For this demo session, the group will be split up into several smaller teams, each which are assigned a drone pilot to. Each team can collect data for different use cases (phenotyping, precision agriculture, forestry,...)
17:00 - 19:00
09:00 – 12:30
Theory session 2: Sensors and imaging data
Demo 3: Demonstration of different camera setups
Hands-on 2: Data processing >> VITO
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 17:00
Theory session 3: Ground truth measurements
Guest lecture by Airobot
Demo 4: Calibration and Ground truthing
Hands on 3: Modus Operandi – drone-based campaign
09:00 - 17:00
Hands on 4: Validation of materials, description, calibration
Demo 5: Field campaign (a field nearby Droneport)
A small lunch will be provided on the field as well
Hands on 5: Data handling and Summary (back at Droneport)