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From strategies to practical use of Earth observation data for official statistics

 

From strategies to practical use of Earth observation data for official statistics

Course Leader

Artur LACZYNSKI

Target Group

NSIs and Other National Authorities (with lower priority), working in the field of Earth observation, geographic information systems and statistics.

Entry Qualifications

  • Sound command of English. Participants should be able to make short interventions and to actively participate in discussions
  • Basic knowlege of GIS software

Objective(s)

  • Providing knowledge and basic practice on use of earth observation data to produce statistics, EO data sets, processing analyses and presenting.

Contents

  • An introduction to Earth Observation
  • Examples using EO for statistical reporting
  • Processing and analyse of EO data
  • Practical exercises on receiving EO data
  • Advanced analytics
  • Reporting statistical values
  • Question and Answer Session 

Expected Outcome

Increasing knowledge of EO data, use in statistics, methods of processing analysis and presentation.

Training Methods

Example (please insert what applies to your course):

  • Presentations and lectures
  • Exchange of views/experiences on national practices
  • Discussion
  • Exercises
 

Required Reading

Information on COPERNICUS programme

Suggested Reading

  • Information of different satellite systems e.g. LANDSAT, MODIS, PLEIADES, SPOT or others

https://sentinel.esa.int/web/sentinel/home

https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov

https://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov

https://earth.esa.int/web/eoportal/satellite-missions

  • Vegetation indicators e,g NDVI, FAPAR, NDWI, TFI

https://land.copernicus.eu/global

  • Machine learning techniques e.g random forest, ANN, support vector machine

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-65633-5_8

https://blogs.esa.int/philab/files/2018/07/Towards-a-European-AI-for-Earth-Observation-Research-Innovation-Agenda-.pdf

Required Preparation

None

Trainer(s)/
Lecturer(s)

Artur LACZYNSKI (Independent expert)

Stefano MUGNOLI (ISTAT)

Practical Information

When

Duration

Where

Organiser

Application  via National Contact Point

21-22.09.2021

2 days

Cologne, Germany

ICON-INSTITUT Public Sector GmbH

Deadline: 27.07.2021