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Quantitative Remote Sensing Summer School 

The International Center for Innovation in Geospatial Analytics and Earth Observation (International GEO Center) at the University of Maryland is organizing a Quantitative Remote Sensing Summer School from July 5 - 13, 2022, in cooperation with the School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering of Wuhan University, the Quantitative Remote Sensing Research Center of Wuhan University, and the Department of Geography at the University of Hong Kong.

The summer school will be held in both Chinese and English, featuring talks by global experts in remote sensing. The talks will focus on quantitative remote sensing theories and methods, recent advances in research and applications covering a range of topics including atmospheric remote sensing, land cover mapping, agricultural monitoring, remote sensing of fires, vegetation monitoring, hydrological remote sensing, and big data processing.

When: July 5 - July 13, 2022
Talks in English: 8:00 – 10:35 AM US EDT/ 1:00 – 3:35 PM UK Time/ 8:00 – 10:35 PM China Time

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Where: Online

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· Graduate students and early career researchers in geospatial sciences /remote sensing or with related research experience

· Undergraduate students who have completed coursework related to remote sensing or have familiarity with satellite data and image processing 

· Interest in state-of-art quantitative remote sensing techniques

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International Quantitative Remote Sensing Summer School Program (US Eastern Time)


Tuesday, July 5, 2022

08:00 - 08:15

Opening Ceremony

08:15 - 09:25

Remote sensing of vegetation phenology

Lars Eklundh, Lund University, Sweden

21:00 - 22:10

Atmospheric Correction of Optical Remote Sensing Data

Yong Xue, China Univ. of Mining and Tech., China

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

08:00 - 09:15

Deep learning for remote sensing

Nikolai Kalischek, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

09:20 - 10:35

Landsat and Sentinel-2 analysis ready data

Hankui Zhang, South Dakota State University, USA

21:00 - 22:10

Incorporating global 3D canopy structure for terrestrial ecosystem monitoring- a user guide of GEDI

Hao Tang, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Thursday, July 7, 2022

08:00 - 09:15

Remote sensing of seasonal snow

Steven Hancock, The University of Edinburgh, UK

09:20 - 10:35

Multi-wavelength Aerosol Lidar for Characterizing Atmospheric Pollution: 25 Years of Progress

Detlef Mueller, Wuhan University, China


21:00 - 22:10

Leveraging geospatial big data and interdisciplinary approaches in urban environmental studies

Bin Chen, University of Hong Kong, HK China

Friday, July 8, 2022

08:00 - 09:15

Monitoring Vegetation in a Changing World

Aleixandre Verger, Spanish National Research Council, Spain

09:20 - 10:35

UMD GLAD land cover monitoring products

Alexandra Tyukavina, University of Maryland, USA

Saturday, July 9, 2022

08:00 - 09:15

Vegetation remote sensing and terrestrial carbon cycle estimation

Jing. M. Chen, University of Toronto, Canada

09:20 - 10:35

Integrating radar and optical data for monitoring urban development

Hongsheng Zhang, University of Hong Kong, HK China

Sunday, July 10, 2022

09:20 - 10:35

Surface Temperature from Satellite: From Algorithms to Applications

Jose Sobrino, University of Valencia, Spain

Monday, July 11, 2022

08:00 - 09:15

Remote Sensing of Fire

Joanne Hall, University of Maryland, USA

09:20 - 10:35

Human-induced Global Land Change

Xiaopeng Song, University of Maryland, USA

21:00 - 22:10

Soil moisture microwave remote sensing

Jiancheng Shi, National Space Science Center, China

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

08:00 - 09:15

Passive/active microwave remote sensing and vegetation monitoring from VOD indices

Jean-Pierre Wigneron, The National Institute for Agricultural Research, France

09:20 - 10:35

Agriculture monitoring with remote sensing

Sergii Skakun, University of Maryland, USA

22:20 - 23:30

Vegetation index measures, theory, applications and controversies

Alfredo Huete, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

08:00 - 09:15

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation - Mission and Science Overview

Ralph Dubayah, University of Maryland, USA

09:20 - 10:35

Estimation of surface downward shortwave radiation

Dongdong Wang, University of Maryland, USA

10:35 - 11:00

Closing Ceremony

About the International GEO Center

The International Center for Innovation in Geospatial Analytics and Earth Observation (International GEO Center) housed in the Department of Geographical Sciences is an international consortium of leaders in earth observation and geoinformatics dedicated to advancing knowledge of our changing planet. The center was established with the mission to advance the development and application of Earth Observation technology and Geospatial Information Science through international collaboration, innovation and education.

Questions? Email geog-intgeocenter [at] umd.edu

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