It is a one week course about state of the art remote sensing techniques using UAV aerial images. A broad board of top level UAV professionals and researchers has been invited to share their knowledge and experience on a wide variety of topics related with UAV technology and remote sensing.
The theory will be combined with real case studios related with precision agriculture, sea monitoring, energy efficiency and environmental studies, explained by the professionals that carried them. Furthermore, during the full week, a parallel practical UAV mission will be carried out in order to give to the students a representative real case view of all topics discussed. This will include UAV flights, orthophoto generation and image post-processing with remote sensing techniques.
At the end of the course the student will have a clear view of how to set up a complete UAV mission pipeline, from UAV system selection to image post-processing techniques, taking into account the main characteristics of each mission type.
This course will help those that want to start working with UAV remote sensing to know everything they should know in order to correctly select the UAV systems, operation procedures and techniques that best suit their application.
Those that already have experience working with UAV systems the course will help them by learning state of the art techniques, obtaining a broad view of all UAV fields, discovering new applications and performing networking with other participants from around the world.
Module 1: UAV Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Principles
Introduction to UAV Imagery Acquisition
UAV Remote Sensing
UAV & Space Systems for Earth Observation
Computer Vision Techniques
UAV Mapping, Orthophoto, Digital Elevation Models (DEM) and 3D Point Cloud Generation
Module 2: UAV Operation
UAV Planning and Operation
Autonomous Mission Planning
Module 3: Onboard Sensors
Spatial Resolution Calibration
Synthetic Aperture Radar
Module 4: Applications and case studios
UAV Imagery Processing for Precision Agriculture and Vegetation Study
Drones Remote Sensing in Precision Agriculture
Drones for Surveillance and Search & Rescue
Drones Remote Sensing in Marine Projects
UAV Humanitarian Applications
Drones Remote Sensing in Archaeology
Near Space Drone Missions
3D Remote Sensing Using Multicopters
"Great course with great people in a great place."
"The course was great and I achieved my objective: have a deeper knowledge about UAVs. Now we have all knowledge and tools to be able to select the best UAV system for our application."
"I really liked to have lessons about so many different topics; they have given me a broad view of UAV tech and applications".
"I have found very useful the practical sessions in order to discover new software tools that are going to be useful in our job."