Pre-conference Course

An Inter-Union URSI-ISPRS Cooperation

Under the aegis of the Gi4DM-2019 conference, the Inter Union WG of ISPRS and URSI CWG III/IV – Disaster Assessment, Monitoring and Management,and the URSI Working Group F.1 on Education and Training in Remote Sensing and Wave Propagation, a one-dayradar-training course of title:

‘Advanced Radar Methodsand their Application in Disaster Management’

will be held on Tuesday, 3rdof September, 2019, at the conference venue of Gi4DM-2019 in Prague. 

The training programme is specially tailored to address the knowledge requirements of both early stage researchers and the remote-sensing-scientist engaged in the interdisciplinary areas of Earth Observation, GIS-Systems, and Disaster Management. 

The designers and presenters of the course are: Prof. Orhan Altan (Technical University of IstanbulTurkey),Prof. Tullio Tanzi (Institut Mines-Telecom, ParisTech, Campus SophiaTech Les Templiers, France), and Prof. Madhu Chandra (Technical University of Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany).

Admission: The training course is open to all participants registered for the conference and the training course. The courseis free of cost for participants registered for the conference, but the capacity is limited (30 participants).Admission to the course will be regulated by the local Gi4DM-2019 conference management and the course presenters.Persons interested in attending the course, are advised to register in ConfTool.

Computing requirements:As some hands-on features make use of polarimetric radar images, the participants may find it useful to bring along their laptops.

Date, duration and venue: Tuesday, 3rdSeptember, 2019, from 09:30 hours to 17:30 hours, room on the conference premises will be posted at the conference site.


The course will provide insight into radar fundamentals that will enable the participants to understand modern polarimetric radar remote sensing methods, radar images, and their applications, particularly in disaster management.

The course strategy is to familiarise the participants with key radar fundamentals that will enable them to understand radar-methods and to effectively interpret radar images, particularly polarimetric and interferometric images. The course should appeal especially to GIS scientists and engineers interested in gaining trans-disciplinary engineering knowledge for better understanding and using radar remote sensing data in disaster monitoring and management. The course combines oral presentations with some hands-on exercises using real radar data.

Agenda available here