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Optical and SAR data fusion for Agriculture

This RUS Copernicus training is organized as a part of the 39th Annual EARSeL Symposium taking place in Salzburg, Austria on 1 - 4 July 2019.

During this hands-on session, we aim to introduce Optical and SAR data feature level fusion for crop monitoring. Multi-sensor approach will be used in combination with a multi-temporal dataset of Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-1 images, to demonstrate the benefits of the joint use of optical and SAR data.


Taking advantage of the high revisit time of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites, new capabilities to monitor land dynamics and characteristics have emerged. Since more frequent optical imagery is available, the chances to avoid the negative impact of cloud presence over a specific area have increased. However, during cloudy periods or over areas with frequent cloud cover, optical data faces its main limitation.

In order to improve the data availability and hence the classification results, we can use the all-weather day-and-night imagery acquired by Synthetic Aperture RADAR sensors, in combination with optical data. 

Cost and Participation

Attendance to the training session is free of charge. However, the application is open only to participants registered to the 39th Annual EARSeL Symposium.

WARNING: Unfortunately, the RUS Copernicus Virtual Machines used for this training course can only be provided to the residents of European Union (EU). Due to this restriction, we cannot accept registrations from non-EU participants. If you are not a resident of an EU country, please do not apply for this training course as your application will regrettably have to be rejected.

Audience and selection

Seats will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Max no. of participants


Training time

14:00 - 18:00 CEST

Training date

Thursday 4th of July 2019

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