Morocco offers very fascinating landforms and landscapes and is an attractive field for who studies geology. We have chosen the Anti-Atlas area, where most of the land is dry and barren, with annual precipitation less than 200 mm, and thus, the rocky outcrops and lunar landscapes of extreme contrasts are dominant.

Both SAR and optical remote sensing data can be employed by geologists, in order to extract geological information. The fusion of radar and optical images can simplify the interpretation and improve the accuracy of recognizing and detecting lithological units.

By combining the advantages of both methods and integrating remote sensing data with geological data and field observations, we can better monitor and understand the geological processes.

During this webinar, we will demonstrate with the RUS service how Sentinel data can contribute to geological mapping. We will use Sentinel-1 GRD Level-1 and Sentinel-2 MSI Level-2A products to classify the different lithological units and structures, over the Anti-Atlas Mountains in Morocco and combine it with geological data.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube.

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Train with RUS section of the RUS portal.


RUS Webinar – Lithological Classification with Sentinel-1 & Sentinel-2 – 30 Jan. 2020