Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 201500062
Earth Observation
Course info
Course module201500062
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. F.B. Osei
dr. M. Kuffer
dr. F.B. Osei
Contactperson for the course
dr. F.B. Osei
Lecturer S.J. Oude Elberink
Academic year2023
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
The student is able to:
  • explain how to generate information about the Earth from satellite images and other spatial data;
  • apply image processing techniques to retrieve object based information;
  • apply data processing techniques at a proper scale in time and space;
  • apply earth observation techniques for mapping and monitoring in applications such as flooding, food security and drought;
  • explain how individual observations can be integrated, combined and processed to understand global events;
  • explain how to retrieve large scale geometric information from airborne/mobile sensors;
  • understand how (3D) maps can be used to efficiently pass a specific message.
Sensors can be mounted on Earth orbiting satellites, aircrafts, but can also be mounted on a car or even hand-held. Sensors measure electro-energetic emissions from objects and material on the earth’s surface. Data processing techniques subsequently transform raw data into meaningful information sources for a large variety of applications.
This module consist of three stages: the first efficiently supplies basic knowledge to the corresponding theme, the second applies the knowledge in relevant, and the third integrates the acquired knowledge in a project framework. Currently, we aim at proposing at least two projects from which the participants can choose one. In a team of 5-10 persons, the participants will design and analyse methods and solutions (according to the principles of the Twents Onderwijsmodel TOM).
Assumed previous knowledge
No prior knowledge is needed.
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Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Project unsupervised
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