A closed training session is organised as part of the Joint Research Center (JRC) activities, where participants will become familiar with cloud computing and gain hands-on experience on the use of RUS Copernicus Virtual Machines for Earth Observation projects, exploiting Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data for agricultural applications.

The course will take place on 21 and 22 February 2018 at JRC premises in Ispra, Italy. It will start with a full introduction to basic concepts of cloud computing, new trends and challenges in Earth observation and how it can benefit the full exploitation of data. Examples of cloud computing platforms related to ESA (RUS, DIAS, Sen2Agri, TEPs, etc.) will be shown.

Exercises based on open-source tools (ESA SNAP Toolbox, QGIS, R and Orfeo Toolbox) will then be presented to demonstrate different methodologies (NDVI monitoring of agricultural fields using Sentinel-2, crop mapping with Sentinel-2, joint use of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 for agricultural mapping), highlighting the advantages of using cloud computing for projects dealing with large datasets and high processing requirements.

See the detailed programme of the course for more information.

RUS Training Session – Ispra – 21 & 22 Feb. 2019