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21-25 NOVEMBER 2022 Kőszeg, Hungary

11th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing

EO for Agriculture and Water




The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with the focus on Agriculture and Water in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK). This course is dedicated to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists and experts working in Agriculture and Water domain to exploit data from EO multispectral, hypersprectral and SAR missions (e.g. the Copernicus Sentinels) for science and applications development. The course is part of ESA’s EO Science for Society – Scientific Exploitation element of EOEP-5 (the fifth cycle of ESA’s Earth Observation Envelope Programme).


The Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing – EO for Agriculture and Water aims at:

  • Training the next generation of scientists and professionals on remote sensing for agriculture and water cycle in agriculture
  • Explaining the theoretical principles, processing algorithms and data products from multiple sources including multispectral, hyperspectral and SAR EO data for agriculture and water
  • Introducing tool and methods for the exploitation of EO satellite data, in particular the Sentinels and new hyperspectral missions
  • Stimulating the exploitation of EO in the domain of agriculture, water cycle, evapotranspiration, irrigation etc.
  • Demonstrating cloud-based, large-scale processing of EO data


The training will include theory and hands-on sessions on the following topics:

  • Introduction to status of relevant missions including Sentinels in operation and under development, Earth Explorer FLEX, EnMap and PRISMA
  • Crop mapping and monitoring of vegetation biophysical parameters
  • Estimation of land surface temperature, evapotranspiration and soil moisture
  • Irrigation mapping, detection, quantification and management
  • Drought monitoring and water use efficiency estimation
  • Time series smoothing and analysis
  • Multisource data analysis
  • Use of hyperspectral and thermal data in addition to optical and microwave
  • In-situ data collection and preparation
  • Training on the use of SNAP toolbox


The 5-day course will be held from 21 to 25 November 2022 at the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK), Hungary. Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and professionals from European countries and Canada interested in the applications of Earth Observation in Agriculture and Water cycle in agriculture are welcome to apply for the course. Research scientists, students, EO professionals from all other countries are also welcome to apply, subject to availability of space.


  • Create a user account in the ConfTool portal and fill in the online application form CLOSED
  • Enter a title and short abstract for a poster to be presented in the poster session (mandatory) CLOSED
  • Upload a reference letter from an academic referee or employer (mandatory) CLOSED
  • After acceptance to the course, provide the full poster. Guidelines for the poster preparation will be sent in due time.
Important Notes

  • The application will be considered completed once the poster abstract and reference letter have been submitted
  • Number of participants is limited to a maximum of 60 students and is subject to a selection procedure by the organising committee.
  • The academic referee will be notified once the application has been submitted
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent in early October 2022
  • No participation fee is foreseen. If allowed to travel, participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses (financial support is not available)
  • The official language of the training course is English.


Please find HERE the training course programme.
Note all times are shown in CET.


The 11th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing will be held at the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK), Hungary. Please find HERE some useful information about public transport options from the main international airports near Kőszeg.

Schedule and Deadlines

Application submission openingend of July 2022
Application submission closureextended to 27 September 2022CLOSED
Notification of acceptancemid October 2022
Training Course21-25 November 2022


The course will be taught by leading European senior scientists and specialists in optical, microwave and hyperspectral remote sensing.

Raphael d’Andrimont

JRC, Italy

Jacopo Dari


Wouter Dorigo

TUWien, Austria

Magdalena Fitrzyk


Tobias Hank

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany

Diane Heymans

UCLouvain, Belgium

Tian Hu

LIST, Luxembourg

Dániel Kristóf

Lechner Knowledge Centre, Hungary

Hector Nieto


Wolfgang Preimesberger


Fabrizio Ramoino

Serco c/o ESA

Levente Ronczyk

DATelite Informatics, Hungary

Gergely Tóth

iASK, Hungary

Zoltán Vekerdy

MATE and University of Twente

József Vízhányó

 Esri Hungary Ltd, Hungary

Espen Volden

ESA, Italy

Mariette Vreugdenhil

TUWien, Austria

Francesco Vuolo

BOKU, Austria

Organizing Committee

Espen Volden


Magdalena Fitrzyk


Tamás Hermann

iASK, Hungary

Irene Renis

Serco c/o ESA

Gergely Tóth


Virág Zugfil-Maletics


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