ENVIRONĀ  590D-001: Eyes in the Sky: Modern Remote Sensing from Satellites to Drones

Spring 2021

Instructor: David Johnston, Jennifer Swenson

The course spans current and emerging remote sensing applications for ecology and conservation, with in-depth treatment of satellite and drone apps in coastal biological and ecological research through client-based group research projects. Using current platforms and sensor technologies e.g. multispectral, hyperspectral & thermal imaging, theoretical and technical foundations of remote sensing and exposure to practical applications e.g. animal detection, land cover mapping, digital elevation models, change analysis and essential ground truthing techniques for drone and satellite remote sensing prods. Experiential work focused on applying remote sensing workflows to real world questions.