WG1 training school on fundamentals of remote sensing and plant physiology
Date: 2-3 April 2020
Location: Tartu Observatory, Tartu, Estonia
Application deadline: email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 February 2020
WG1 aims to tackle the scaling gap between leaf and satellite measurements in order to link driving mechanisms at the leaf scale. Advancing in this topic requires some knowledge 1) on the basics of plant physiology, 2) on the effect of physiology on the spectral signals of leaves and 3) on the radiative transfer of these signals from the leaf to the top of the canopy and to a remote sensor. WG1 members present wide diversity of backgrounds in remote sensing and other sciences, but are not always familiar with all of the above mentioned topics.
In order to facilitate the participation of as much SENSECO members as possible in WG1 activities, WG1 organizes the TRAINING SCHOOL ON FUNDAMENTALS OF REMOTE SENSING AND PLANT FUNCTIONAL TRAITS. This school will present the principles of the following topics:
- Plant physiology. This section will explain processes such as photosynthesis, thermal dissipation, fluorescence, and the connection of these processes with spectral signals detectable from remote sensors;
- Radiative Transfer. This section will show the basics of how reflected and emitted radiances are propagated from leaves to space;
- Retrieval of functional traits. This section will show how information about functional properties of vegetation can be estimated from spectroradiometric measurements.
The training school will take place in the Tartu Observatory, Tartu, Estonia, on 2-3 April 2020.
If you are interested in participating, please, send your CV and a short motivation explaining why this course is interesting for your career and for your participation in the action to email@example.com by 2 February 2020.
The number of attendants is limited so candidates might have to be selected according to the potential impact that the course could have in their careers.
(We have not discussed about this, but if we have more candidates that vacancies, we'll have to select according to some criteria). The candidates will be notified by 15 February 2020 about the possibility to participate in the Training School.
Also, if you want to attend and you have specific knowledge in some of the topics of the course, let us know if you'd be willing to collaborate with a short lecture in that section.