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Mapping Arctic lakes from space

This training session will demonstrate the usage of the Open Tools (ESA SNAP, Orfeo Toolbox, QGIS, etc.) available within the RUS environment for mapping water bodies using satellite data, focusing specifically on Arctic landscapes.

The training will be provided as part of the 5th European Conference on Permafrost programme (EUCOP5 2018).


The 5th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP 2018) will be held in Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France, 23 June - 1st July 2018. The conference aims at covering all relevant aspects of permafrost research, engineering and outreach on a global and regional level.

More info on EUCOP5.

Preliminary Programme

10.30 – 12:00 Theory lesson
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Practical part 1
15:00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Practical Part 2

Max no. of participants

Morning Theory Session: 90 - Seats will be available on a first-come first-served basis, no registration is needed.

Afternoon Practical Session: 25 - Seats are subject to a pre-registration, also on first-come first-served basis.


Attendees will bring their own laptop and will be provided with access to the RUS platform Virtual Machine.

Costs & Participation

Attendance to the training course is free of charge to participants registered to the 5th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP5), however travel and accommodation expenses are excluded.


4.5 hours

Training time

10:30-17:00 CEST

Training date

Wednesday 27th of June 2018


241 Allée du Majestic
241 Allée du Majestic, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France


Annett Bartsch / Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics / b.geos

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