Past Training Sessions


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RUS Copernicus training for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Face2Face Monday 4th of November 2019 - Tuesday 5th of November 2019

This closed two-day hands-on training course, taking place on 4-5 November 2019 in Geneva, is organized by RUS Copernicus and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for the ICRC community.  The main goal of this training session is to create theoretical and practical competences on the use of Sentinel data for multiple applications,...


Mapping waterbodies from space with Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2

RUS environment demo: Mapping waterbodies from space with Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2

Face2Face Tuesday 29th of October 2019

The aim of this training course is to study how to map and monitor the water bodies extent and be able to use the techniques applied in case of emergency. There are various methods that are used on operational basis. The data that will be used for this purpose are SAR (Sentinel-1) and Optical (Sentinel-2), and we will explore the advantages and...


Snow Cover Mapping with Sentinel-2

RUS environment demo: Snow Cover Mapping with Sentinel-2

Webinar Thursday 17th of October 2019

During this webinar, you will learn how to process Sentinel-2 data for snow cover mapping using SNAP toolbox. BackgroundSnow cover is an important driver of many climatic, hydrological and ecological processes and is a required input to many models aiming to study and predict them. Snow cover area (SCA) is also one of the essential climate var...


IV ESA EARSEL CNR School: Remote Sensing for Forest Fires

IV ESA EARSEL CNR School: Remote Sensing for Forest Fires

Face2Face Monday 30th of September 2019 - Tuesday 1st of October 2019

On the occasion of the 12th EARSeL Forest Fires SIG Workshop (3-5 October 2019, Rome, Italy)  a training will be held with the contribution of RUS on the application of active and passive remote sensing techniques for fire research. It will focus on the use of active and passive Earth Observation (EO) Technologies for fire monitoring.The purpose of...


Agricultural monitoring with Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data

RUS environment demo: Agricultural monitoring with Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data

Face2Face Friday 13th of September 2019

This half-day tutorial, which will be held on the occasion of  the Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment (AGSE) 2019: Digital Landscapes: Chances for Development conference, will demonstrate the usage of Open Tools (ESA SNAP; QGIS; R) available within the RUS environment to run a supervised classification over an agricultur...


Altimetry & Oceanography with the BRAT Toolbox - Part 2

RUS environment demo: Altimetry & Oceanography with the BRAT Toolbox - Part 2

Webinar Thursday 5th of September 2019

This webinar edition is divided into two parts. We suggest you to repeat the part 1 of this webinar. You can find the recorded version of part 1 here.Part 1 (held on 18 July 2019) - An introduction on radar altimetry will discuss the Low Resolution Mode (LRM) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) processing schemes in combination with the analyti...


Altimetry & Oceanography with Sentinel-3 using BRAT - Part 1

RUS environment demo: Altimetry with Sentinel-3 using BRAT - Part 1

Webinar Thursday 18th of July 2019

This webinar edition will be divided into two parts.Part 1 - An introduction on radar altimetry will discuss the Low Resolution Mode (LRM) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) processing schemes in combination with the analytical and empirical retracking strategies used to produce the typical estimates included in altimetry products. In BRAT,...


Optical and SAR data fusion for Agriculture

RUS environment demo: Optical and SAR data fusion for Agriculture

Face2Face Thursday 4th of July 2019

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...


Air quality monitoring with Sentinel-5p

RUS environment demo: Air quality monitoring with Sentinel-5p

Webinar Thursday 27th of June 2019

During this webinar, you will be introduced to Sentinel-5p data and learn how to process the data using the BEAT software. We will demonstrate how using basic analysis, Sentinel-5p data can be used to monitor air quality at regional and global scale. BackgroundAccording to the World Health Organization, 3.7 million people around the world...


Coral reef monitoring with Sen2Coral

RUS environment demo: Coral reef monitoring with Sen2Coral

Webinar Tuesday 28th of May 2019

During this webinar, you will learn how to process Sentinel-2 data for coral reef monitoring. We will demonstrate the several processing chains and operators available within the Sen2Coral tool.BackgroundThe Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the largest coral reef ecosystem on Earth. It stretches for thousands of kilometers along the coast of easter...


RUS at Living Planet Symposium 2019

Face2Face Monday 13th of May 2019 - Friday 17th of May 2019

On the occasion of ESA's Living Planet Symposium, which is held close to the end of the second year of RUS activities, the RUS Training Team has developed a short questionnaire to collect user's feedback on how to continue or evolve the initiative.The questionnaire will be promoted by the team during LPS19 in Milano, but is open also to people who...


Sentinel data and applications at Living Planet Symposium 2019

RUS Copernicus training sessions: SAR and Optical data fusion for land applications, Marine applications with Sentinel-3, Exploiting Sentinel-5P Data

Face2Face Sunday 12th of May 2019

On the occasion of the Living Planet Symposium 2019, on Sunday 12 May 2019, RUS will provide 3 different half day hands-on training sessions where participants will access a Virtual Machine from their own laptop to exploit the open source toolboxes available in the RUS environment to download and process Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3 and Senti...


Land Applications with Copernicus Data

RUS environment demo: Land Applications with Copernicus Data

Face2Face Saturday 27th of April 2019

During this demo session organized as part of the 4th Open Science Meeting 2019 (24 - 26 April 2019, Bern, Switzerland) you will learn how to use the RUS service, using free Virtual Machines with pre-installed open source software and we will demonstrate how to use Copernicus data for Land applications.BackgroundUnderstanding of the land system and...


Intro to SNAP Graph Processing Tool (GPT)

RUS environment demo: Sentinel-1 time series analysis

Webinar Thursday 18th of April 2019

During this webinar, you will learn how to process a large dataset of Sentinel-1 GRD products using SNAP GPT over the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam. We will demonstrate how basic bash scripting can improve the efficiency of your analysis by automatizing processing steps. Background Rice is the most important crop for human consumpti...


Sentinel data processing and applications

Face2Face Thursday 28th of March 2019 - Friday 29th of March 2019

During this 2 day hands-on training session, participants will access a Virtual Machine from their own laptop to exploit the open source toolboxes available in the RUS environment to download and process Sentinel data.Preliminary ProgrammeDay 1 - MorningIntroductory session Day 1 - AfternoonRUS hands-on excercise (Agriculture) - In this t...


Earthquake deformation with Sentinel-1

RUS environment demo: Earthquake deformation with Sentinel-1

Webinar Tuesday 19th of March 2019

During this webinar, we will employ RUS to learn how to study earthquakes. We will analyse the earthquake occurred on May 4, 2018 at the Hawaii Island, that was triggered by the eruption of Kilauea Volcano on May 3, 2018. We will use Sentinel-1 SLC products to derive the deformation caused and combine it with geological data.We will show you h...


GMES & Africa Workshop for Services Design | Cloud Computing Training

Face2Face Thursday 21st of February 2019 - Friday 22nd of February 2019

During this closed session, organised as part of the Joint Research Center (JRC) activities, participants will become familiar with cloud computing and gain hands-on experience on the use of RUS Copernicus virtual machines for Earth Observation projects exploiting Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data for agricultural applications. The exercises will...


Urban Heat Island with Sentinel-3

RUS environment demo: Urban Heat Island with Sentinel-3

Webinar Thursday 14th of February 2019

During this webinar, you will learn how to detect the urban heat island phenomenon using Sentinel-3 SLSTR data.BackgroundCurrently, more than half of the world’s population live in urban areas and this number is still rapidly increasing. Since settlements represent the centers of human activity, the environmental, economic, political and cultura...


Deforestation monitoring with Sentinel-2

RUS environment demo: Deforestation monitoring with Sentinel-2

Webinar Tuesday 29th of January 2019

During this webinar, we will employ RUS to monitor on-going deforestation over the Chaco region in the north of Paraguay with the Sentinel-2 satellite. This webinar is a continuation of the last one where Sentinel-1 GRD products were used as input for this application.More info on the last webinar here. In addition, we will show you how...


Introduction to SAR data and Application

RUS environment demo: Introduction to SAR data and Application

Face2Face Thursday 13th of December 2018 - Friday 14th of December 2018

This 2 full day hands-on training course is organised by RUS and the Technical University of Denmark / DTU Space.The RUS training course will include formal theory lectures as well as hands-on exercises, where you will access from your own laptop a Virtual Machine to exploit the open source toolboxes available in the RUS environment to download a...


Deforestation monitoring with Sentinel-1

RUS environment demo: Deforestation monitoring with Sentinel-1

Webinar Thursday 6th of December 2018

During this webinar, we will employ RUS to monitor on-going deforestation over the Chaco region in the north of Paraguay using Ground Range Detected (GRD) products from the Sentinel-1 satellite.We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.B...


Glacier velocity with Sentinel-1

RUS environment demo: Glacier velocity with Sentinel-1

Webinar Thursday 8th of November 2018

During this webinar, we will employ RUS to derive the glacier velocity of the Peterman glacier (Greenland). We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.BackgroundGreenland ice sheet is the second largest ice mass on Earth. As climate chang...


Cloud computing with Sentinels

RUS environment demo: Vegetation monitoring in Egypt and flood mapping in Malawi.

Face2Face Friday 26th of October 2018

During this session you will become familiar with a cloud computing facility – in particular the RUS environment and will learn how to request a RUS virtual machine for Earth Observation projects and activities exploiting the Copernicus Sentinel data. The exercises will be based on Open tools (ESA SNAP Toolbox and QGIS) and will be demonstrated...


Copernicus data for environmental monitoring

RUS environment demo: Copernicus data for environmental monitoring

Webinar Monday 22nd of October 2018

During this webinar session we will cover the introduction to Copernicus and Sentinel missions (characteristics and main applications of each mission), overview of Copernicus services (Marine Environment, Atmosphere, Land, etc.) including products and access, overview of Copernicus data access (Open Access Hub + Api Hub, CODA, DIAS) and finally...


Urban classification with Sentinel-1

RUS environment demo: Urban classification with Sentinel-1

Webinar Tuesday 16th of October 2018

During this webinar, we will employ RUS to map build-up areas in the surroundings of Bochum, Germany using a supervised classification (random forest algorithm) and coherence derived from Sentinel-1 SLC data.We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyze and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus sa...


Sentinel data use for urban mapping and monitoring

RUS environment demo: Sentinel data use for urban mapping and monitoring

Face2Face Wednesday 26th of September 2018 - Thursday 27th of September 2018

This two day hands-on training course is organized by RUS Copernicus as a part of EARsel 5th Joint Workshop “Urban RemoteSensing – Challenges & Solutions” taking place in Bochum, Germany (September 24-26, 2018).The main goal of this training session is to create theoretical and practical competences on the use of Sentinel data for urban mapp...


Radar Altimetry Tutorial: Concrete Marine and Inland Water Applications using Sentinels data

Concrete Marine and Inland Water Applications using Sentinels data

Face2Face Sunday 23rd of September 2018

During this course, which will be held during the 25 Years of Progress in RADAR Altimetry Symposium, you will get familiar with the capabilities of Open software tools developed within ESA SEOM programme on a concrete marine application and an inland water application.A lecture will be given by experts including a theoretical part aiming to provid...


Active fire detection with Sentinel-3

RUS environment demo: Active fire detection with Sentinel-3

Webinar Thursday 20th of September 2018

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for active fire detection: we will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. We will use the ESA SNAP Sentinel-3 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology to detect...


SAR and optical data fusion

Hands-on session using the ESA Toolbox SNAP

Face2Face Sunday 22nd of July 2018

This session will be divided in: A theoretical lecture where the Sentinel missions will be introduced aiming to provide an overall background on image fusion methods and applications, A hands-on session with data processing exercises about Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data fusion methods and applications.  The hands-on session w...


AskRUS | Sentinel-1

Live webinar special edition

Webinar Thursday 12th of July 2018

This is a special edition of our live webinar sessions. If you have any doubts on Sentinel-1, on some of our past webinars on Sentinel-1 or concerning Sentinel-1 SAR processing and applications, this is your chance to clear them up.What do you have to do?All you will have to do is enter your question during the registration phase  to the webinar.Wh...


Mapping Arctic lakes from space

A tutorial on Copernicus data access and processing during EUCOP5

Face2Face Wednesday 27th of June 2018

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).BackgroundT...


Exploiting Copernicus satellite data for GIS and cartographic applications

RUS environment demo: Exploiting Copernicus satellite data within a cloud computing environment for GIS and cartographic applications during 7 ICC&GIS

Face2Face Thursday 21st of June 2018

During this demonstration, which will be held as part of the 7th International Conference on Cartography and GIS, you will get familiar with the RUS environment and will be informed on how to request a RUS Virtual Machine for Earth Observation projects and activities exploiting the Copernicus Sentinel data. During the showcase, you will learn ab...


Land Subsidence mapping with Sentinel-1

RUS environment demo: Land Subsidence mapping with Sentinel-1

Webinar Thursday 14th of June 2018

In this webinar, you will learn how to use SAR interferometry (InSAR) to identify and map land subsidence using the ESA SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox. We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyze and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.BackgroundLand subsidence in Mexico City caused by...


Sentinel data use for Forestry and Crop Mapping

RUS Hands-on exercises on the use of Sentinel data over forested areas and for crop mapping during TAT 2018

Face2Face Thursday 7th of June 2018 - Monday 11th of June 2018

Two hands-on sessions on the use of Sentinel data over forested areas and for crop mapping are provided by RUS within the Trans-Atlantic Training event.The topic of TAT 2018 (TAT-6) is Integration of Radar and Optical Remote Sensing in Studying Land Cover/Land Use Change. Lectures and training activities will be focused on the evaluation of ec...


Oil spill mapping with Sentinel-1

RUS environment demo: Oil spill mapping with Sentinel-1

Webinar Tuesday 15th of May 2018

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for oil spill mapping. We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology to map an area affected...


Sentinel-1 InSAR for Subsidence monitoring

Introduction to RUS environment: Sentinel-1 InSAR for Subsidence monitoring

Face2Face Tuesday 10th of April 2018

This Short Course, demonstrating the usage of the Open Tools available within the RUS environment in a practical case and focusing on the exploitation of Sentinel-1 (SAR) interferometric data, will be provided as part of the EGU General Assembly 2018 event. More details are available here. BackgroundThe General Assembly 2018 of the European...


Mapping waterbodies from space

RUS environment demo: Mapping waterbodies from space

Webinar Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

This is a special edition of our monthly webinar as it is part of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing, a free-of-charge, online-only event.You will learn about the basic methods of mapping waterbodies from space using Sentinel-1 SAR and Sentinel-2 Optical data. We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how...


Land monitoring with Sentinel-3

RUS environment demo: Land monitoring with Sentinel-3

Webinar Tuesday 13th of March 2018

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for land dynamics monitoring. We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-3 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology for monitoring land...


Ocean colour monitoring with Sentinel-3

RUS environment demo: Ocean colour monitoring with Sentinel-3 data using ESA SNAP S-3 Toolbox

Webinar Wednesday 21st of February 2018

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for ocean colour monitoring: we will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-3 Toolbox to demonstrate the methodology for the detection and mapping...


Sentinel data use for Land Cover and Forest Fires monitoring

Using Sentinel data for Land Cover Land Use (LCLU) monitoring and Forest Fires applications - face-to-face theory and practice in Lisbon (Portugal)

Face2Face Thursday 8th of February 2018 - Friday 9th of February 2018

This 2 full day hands-on training course is organised by RUS and the NOVA Information Management School in cooperation with Direção-Geral do Território.ObjectivesThe main goal of this training session is to create theoretical and practical competences on the use of Sentinel data for Land Cover Land Use (LCLU) monitoring (i.e. mapping and change det...


Crop mapping with Sentinel-2

RUS environment demo: Crop mapping in Spain with Sentinel-2 data using ESA SNAP S-2 Toolbox

Webinar Tuesday 16th of January 2018

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for crop mapping: we will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-2 Toolbox to demonstrate the crop mapping methodology over the agricultural area...


Burned area mapping with Sentinel-2

RUS environment demo: burned area mapping in Portugal with Sentinel-2 data using ESA SNAP S-2 Toolbox

Webinar Tuesday 5th of December 2017

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for burned area mapping: we will show you how to access the RUS service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites constellation. We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-2 Toolbox to demonstrate the burned area map...


Flood Mapping with Sentinel-1 (repeat)

RUS environment demo: flood mapping in Malawi with Sentinel-1 data using ESA SNAP S-1 Toolbox

Webinar Thursday 9th of November 2017

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for flood mapping: we will show you how to access the RUS service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites constellation. We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox to demonstrate the flood mapping methodo...


Flood Mapping with Sentinel-1

RUS environment demo: flood mapping in Malawi with Sentinel-1 data using ESA SNAP S-1 Toolbox

Webinar Tuesday 7th of November 2017

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for flood mapping: we will show you how to access the RUS service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites constellation. We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox to demonstrate the flood mapping met...


Ship Detection with Sentinel-1

RUS environment demo: ship detection with Sentinel-1 data using ESA SNAP S-1 Toolbox

Webinar Thursday 5th of October 2017

In this webinar you will learn the basics of image processing for ship detection: we will show you how to access the RUS service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites constellation. We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox to demonstrate an example of marine surveillance in the...


Flood monitoring with Sentinel-1 data

RUS environment demo

Face2Face Wednesday 5th of July 2017

After a general introduction on RUS, this hands-on session focused on an example of flood mapping in Malawi using Sentinel-1 data. All participants were provided with access to the RUS Virtual Machines, as well as with step by step instructions on downloading, visualising and processing SAR data.


Ship detection with Sentinel-1 data

RUS environment demo

Face2Face Wednesday 5th of July 2017

After a general introduction on RUS, this hands-on session focused on ship detection in the Gulf of Trieste using Sentinel-1 data. All participants were provided with access to the RUS Virtual Machines, as well as with step by step instructions on downloading, visualising and processing SAR data.


InSAR application to Earthquakes

Face2Face Thursday 8th of June 2017

A demo on the use of Sentinel-1 data for monitoring the Amatrice earthquake (2016) presented during Fringe 2017.