IHE MSc participants
External participants: Young and mid-career water professionals with a technical background and a strong interest in new techniques for water resources monitoring.
Basic working knowledge of QGIS (WMG Module 3 for example).
Preferably a relevant water engineering or water science related BSc degree, basic hydrology. Good command of the English language.
- Explain the basic principles and characteristics of the different types of remote sensing and their suitability for water management applications.
- Use different remote sensing products with GIS software to perform basic spatio-temporal analysis.
- Assess the accuracy of remote sensing data relative to other datasets
- Compile different remote sensing and other global datasets to perform a basic analysis of the water resources conditions in a river basin, identify possible issues and propose solutions in terms of management and monitoring
Remote sensing (RS) technology is widely used to monitor natural resources and human development because it provides a rich source of spatially distributed data including in poorly monitored areas. As RS is increasingly used in the field of water resources, it is important for water professionals to understand both its strengths and limitations.
In this course you will learn the basics of remote sensing and which data you can use for water resources applications as well as how to carry out a basic water assessment using remote sensing datasets. The course focuses on various applications of remote sensing techniques and you will learn by working with real data in a problem-based learning manner.