SIOS Training course on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

This autumn SIOS offers a training course on how to effectively use hyperspectral remote sensing data acquired from satellites, from airborne campaigns and from the ground, and their associated tools and software in the context of research in Svalbard.

The course is intended for scientists, master/Ph.D. students and technicians with no or little experience with hyperspectral remote sensing techniques. The training will be delivered by remote sensing experts from SIOS member institutions, international researchers, and experts from the industry.

  • Time: 6 - 10 September 2021
  • Location: Online (Zoom platform)

This course is divided in:

  • Lectures open for everyone.
  • Hands-on sessions (limited to registered/selected participants of the course)

COURSE PROGRAMME

All times are in Norwegian time (CEST).

Please register here if you would like to join the open lecture.

6 September 2021

09:15-10:00: OPEN
Welcome address and introduction to the course, introduction to teachers and participants (Shridhar Jawak)

10:00-10:15: Health break

10:15-12:15: OPEN LECTURE
Introduction to hyperspectral remote sensing (Trond Løke and Agnar Sivertsen)

12:15-13:15: Lunch break

13:15-15:15: OPEN LECTURE
Key quality parameters in hyperspectral remote sensing (Trond Løke and Agnar Sivertsen)

15:30-17:30: HANDS-ON
Virtual field excursion: Acquisition of airborne HS data from Dornier aircraft (Trond Løke and Agnar Sivertsen)

7 September 2021

09:15-09:30: OPEN
Introduction to 2nd Day

09:30-11:30: OPEN LECTURE
Basic processing of hyperspectral data (Trond Løke and Agnar Sivertsen)

11:30-12:30: Lunch break

12:30-14:30: HANDS-ON
ENVI: Application specific algorithms

14:30-14:45: Health break

14:45-17:00: HANDS-ON
Practice session and mini-projects based on Dornier data
Mentors: Trond, Agnar, Shridhar

8 September 2021

09:15-09:30: OPEN
Introduction to 3rd Day

09:30-10:00: OPEN LECTURE
PRISMA mission: capabilities of hyperspectral observations (Luigi Ansalone)

10:00-10:30: OPEN LECTURE
Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission (CHIME) (Andrea Taramelli)

10:30-10:45: Health break

10:45-11:30: HANDS-ON
Generation of biophysical variables using PRISMA Hyperspectral data – Part I (Emiliana and Laura)

11:30-12:30: Lunch break

12:30-13:15: HANDS-ON
Generation of biophysical variables using PRISMA Hyperspectral data – Part II (Emiliana and Laura)

13:15-13:30: Health break

13:30-14:15: HANDS-ON
Generation of biophysical variables using PRISMA Hyperspectral data – Part III (Emiliana and Laura)

14:15-14:30: Health break

14:30-16:30: HANDS-ON
Practice session and mini-projects based on PRISMA data
Mentors: Emiliana, Laura, Shridhar

9 September 2021

09:15-09:30: OPEN
Introduction to 2nd Day

09:30- 10:00: OPEN LECTURE
Vegetation spectroscopy (theory) (Juan Quiros)

10:00-10:15: Health break

10:15-10:45: OPEN LECTURE
Upscaling/(Downscaling) of FLoX-measurements to UAV-/aircraft-/spaceborne sensors

10:45-11:00: Health break

11:00-11:30: OPEN LECTURE
The spatial relation between airborne-SIF maps and the water available for plants in the root zone (derived from a geophysics-based soil map) (Juan Quiros)

11:30-12:30: Lunch break

12:30- 13:00: OPEN LECTURE
Sun-induced fluorescence (SIF) measurements using FLoX: 30 minutes (Tommaso Julitta)

13:00- 14:00 OPEN LECTURE
Technical presentation of the GUI-program for retrieval of hyperspectral data

14:00-14:15: Health break

14:15-14:45: OPEN LECTURE
Cal/Val activities using in-situ hyperspectral measurements in Svalbard using in-situ continuous monitoring and airborne campaigns (Hans Tømmervik)

14:45-15:00: Health break

15:00- 15:30: OPEN LECTURE
In situ hyperspectral measurements of plant species in Adventdalen (Hans Tømmervik)

15:30-15:45: Health break

15:45- 16:30: OPEN
Social networking event 1 (William Harcourt)

10 September 2021

09:15-09:30: OPEN
Introduction to 3rd Day

09:30-10:15: OPEN LECTURE
Calibration and validation of hyperspectral observations (Sabine Marty)

10:15-10:30: Health break

10:30-11:30: OPEN LECTURE
Tools for hyperspectral data processing: A case study of biophysical sea ice habitat classification using underwater hyperspectral imagery (Benjamin Lange)

11:30-12:30: Lunch break

12:30- 13:00: OPEN LECTURE
New Generation Airborne Imaging Spectroscopies- Journey of AVIRIS and HyPlant (Subhajit Bandopadhyay)

13:00-14:45: HANDS-ON
Practice session and updates from mini-projects
Mentors: Trond, Agnar, Emiliana, Laura, Shridhar

14:45-15:00: Health break

15:00-15:30: OPEN
SIOS remote sensing activities (Shridhar Jawak)

15:30-17:00: OPEN
Feedback and social networking event 2 (William Harcourt)

 

GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION

Goal and objectives of the training course

Goal

The goal of the course is to teach participants the basic skills needed to acquire, analyse, and visualize hyperspectral data sets derived from aircraft and satellites.

Objectives

Many field scientists from SIOS member institutions have been working on research projects which would greatly benefit from the addition of a richer set of hyperspectral remote sensing viewpoints. However, they may lack the necessary training required to make easy but effective use of available data sets acquired by the Dornier aircraft, tools, and software for hyperspectral data processing, and to plan and execute research-grade hyperspectral remote sensing acquisitions.

PhD students from SIOS member institutions who are about to begin careers using remote sensing as an integral part of their research projects can especially benefit from this training course.

Topics covered during the training course

The training course will include lectures and hands-on sessions focusing on:

  • Introduction to hyperspectral remote sensing 
  • Key data quality parameters in hyperspectral remote sensing 
  • Acquisition of airborne hyperspectral data from Dornier aircraft 
  • Basic processing of hyperspectral data acquired by Dornier aircraft 
  • Applications of hyperspectral data in the Arctic 
  • Generation of biophysical variables using PRISMA Hyperspectral data
  • Cal/Val activities using in situ hyperspectral measurements 
  • Hyperspectral data for vegetation studies in Svalbard
Teachers and speakers
  • Trond Løke, Norsk Elektro Optikk
  • Agnar Sivertsen, NORCE
  • Hans Tømmervik, NINA
  • Emiliana Valentini, CNR
  • Luigi Ansalone, Italian Space Agency
  • Andrea Taramelli, IUSS
  • University, Pavia
  • Juan Quiros, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Tommaso Julitta, JB Hyperspectral devices
  • Benjamin Lange, NPI
  • Sabine Marty, NIVA
  • Shridhar Jawak, SIOS-KC
Target audience

Anyone from Arctic scientists, PhD students, researchers, and technicians with limited or incomplete knowledge of hyperspectral remote sensing data and techniques.

Task force

This training course is organised by a task force comprised of the following members:

  • Trond Løke, Norsk Elektro Optikk
  • Agnar Sivertsen, NORCE
  • Hans Tømmervik, NINA
  • Bartłomiej Luks, IG-PAS
  • Rosamaria Salvatori, CNR
  • Emiliana Valentini, CNR
  • Sabine Marty, NIVA
  • William Harcourt, University of St Andrews
  • Shridhar Jawak, SIOS-KC