The Nansen Center hosts summer school on ocean remote sensing

The 2nd Advanced Training on Ocean Remote Sensing is being organized by ESA in Bergen - Norway, from 28 September to 02 October 2009. The training course is hosted by the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center and takes place at the VilVite Science Centre in Bergen.

As an advanced training course, it is targeted to the European, ESA Member state and Canadian research and development community, in particular post-doc researchers as well as masters and PhD students.

The training course will focus on ocean remote sensing theory and applications. It will address both Radar and Optical/Thermal remote sensing and focus the following main topics:

• SAR principles, data products and applications including oil spill and ship detection, wave and wind field retrievals, shallow water bottom bathymetry, oceanic fronts and eddies detection, and sea ice monitoring.
• MERIS ocean colour principles, atmospheric correction and water constituents retrieval algorithms, products and applications
• AATSR principles, atmospheric correction algorithms, comparison of microwave and infrared techniques for SST measurements, AATSR applications for oceanography
• RA principles, atmospheric and geophysical corrections, algorithm for sea level, wave height and wind observations, and applications relevant for large scale and coastal oceanography
• Synergy of data from different satellite sensors

The training course will include formal lectures by leading scientists as well as hands-on computing exercises exposing students to remote sensing applications. Practicals will use specific software tools for the exploitation of EO data from the ASAR, RA, MERIS, and AATSR instruments onboard Envisat.

Interested candidates can submit their application until 30 June 2009. For more information and applications, please consult the training course website at:

http://earth.esa.int/workshops/ocean2009/

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