GRS-32306 Advanced Earth Observation


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Practical extensively supervised34
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. JGPW Clevers
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. M Herold
dr. ir. JGPW Clevers
dr. ir. L Kooistra
dr. H Bartholomeus
dr. ir. JP Verbesselt
Examiner(s)dr. ir. JGPW Clevers
prof. dr. M Herold

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Continuation courses:

GRS thesis


This course is providing students the opportunity to acquire further knowledge in the field of earth observation (remote sensing) on specific subjects, such as using radiative transfer models for biophysical parameter retrieval of vegetation, use of LiDAR for deriving forest structure, object-oriented image analysis, methods for monitoring vegetation dynamics and change detection. Part of the course focuses on performing a small research project, possibly as starting point for a thesis subject. Training on how to report results through a scientific paper is part of the course.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge on advanced EO subjects taught in the course;
- apply the acquired knowledge through practical exercises;
- perform research independently and reflect on the results obtained;
- communicate the outcome of the project through a scientific paper.


- acquiring advanced knowledge through lectures;
- perform a chosen research project;
- report on the obtained results as a scientific paper using the IMRAD structure and making use of EndNote.


- written examination;
- assessment of the research paper.


Selected papers will be provided depending on the subjects taught.

Restricted Optional for: MGIGeo-Information ScienceMSc5AF