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Education&Training - ADDRESSS Training Course

Education&Training - ADDRESSS Training Course

(Registrations closed 20th May 2010)

The 1st FP7 EUFAR Training Course“ADvanced Digital Remote sensing in Ecology and earth Sciences Summer School” (ADDRESSS) will be held at the Balaton Limnological Research Institute (BLRI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from August 19th to 28th 2010, Tihany, Hungary



This training course aims to educate and train early-stage researchers and university lecturers (in ecology and environmental geosciences) in the use of airborne LIDAR and hyperspectral imaging. Three 3-hour flights with the NERC-ARSF Do 228 equipped with a digital camera, hyperspectral imaging sensor and LIDAR will be part of the course. Participants will be able to design their own flight experiments and visit the instrumented aircraft. Some participants may have the opportunity to perform a research flight on the NERC-ARSF instrumented Do 228 aircraft.


Target audience:

The target audience is early-stage researchers (PhD students and post-docs) in ecology and environmental geosciences, but a limited number of university lecturers (max.5) will also be accepted.
For the early-stage researchers, a strong scientific knowledge base (in physics, geography, geology, biology, chemistry, bio-engineering or civil engineering) and some experience in the use of computer geoinformation software is required to attend this training course.

As part of the application form, participants will be requested to write a short proposal for a three-hour research flight experiment within the planned bounding box.

Participants are requested to bring their own laptop.


Keynote speakers:

  • Gabor Timar (ELTE Dept. of Geophysics and Space Science, Head of Dept., Hungary)
  • Andrew Tyler (University of Stirling, UK)
  • Peter Hunter (University of Stirling, UK)
  • Szekely Balazs (Institut für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung, TU Wien, Austria)
  • Jens Oldeland (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Koen Meuleman (VITO, Belgium)
  • Christian Briese (Institut für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung, TU Wien, Austria)
  • Ils Reusen (VITO, Belgium)
  • Heiko Balzter (University of Leicester, Dept. of Geography, Head of Dept., UK)
  • NERC ARSF crew


From Thursday August 19th to Friday 27th lectures, hands-on practice, workshops, airborne and field measurements are planned (Draft timetable)

During the workshop, each of the three working groups has the opportunity to design a flight plan for a 3-hour scientific flight (from take-off to landing) with the help of the NERC ARSF crew.

On Saturday 28th the three working groups will present their experiment and preliminary results.




Students Scientific reports

The training course will be held from August 19th 2010 to August 28th 2010. Before the end of the training course, the participants will be requested to complete the training course evaluation form.

Scientific reports (to be submitted on-line) from participants are due on December 15th 2010 and will be published on the EUFAR website.


Travel and subsistence expenses:

Travel and subsistence expenses will be 100% supported by EUFAR (travel to summer school location, transfers, accommodation in double rooms, meals, etc).

  • Hotel rooms will be booked directly by the EUFAR Office in BLRI guest house with full boarding facilities
    • Address:
    BLRI Guest House
    Klebelsberg K.u.3
    H-8237 Tihany
  • All travel tickets will be booked by the EUFAR Office (unless agreed otherwise with the EUFAR Office in advance). This is to avoid complicated procedures for later reimbursement.

Aircraft tickets must be booked, if practical, at least 2 months before the departure date in order to get the most favourable rate. All travel must be done at the economical rate.

Organizing Committee
ZLINSZKY Andras Balaton Limnological Research Institute (BLRI) HUNGARY
SOMODI Imelda Eotvos Lorand University HUNGARY
BURAI Peter Károly Róbert Collage HUNGARY
CASAL Gema University of Coruna SPAIN
CONNOLLY John University College Dublin IRELAND
EVANS Bradley Murdoch University AUSTRALIA
GIL Arthur University of the Azores PORTUGAL
KUSNIEREK Krzysztof Adam Mickiewicz University POLAND
MARCHESI Andrea Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca ITALY
NOCITA Marco Université Catholique de Louvain BELGIUM
PETROPOULOS George Agricultural University of Athens GREECE
RODRIGUEZ-GALIANA Victor University of Granada SPAIN
SANDRIC Ionut University of Bucharest ROMANIA
SPANHOVE Toon Research Institute for Nature and Forest BELGIUM
SURER Serdar Middle East Technical University TURKEY
TRAMONTANA Gianluca Università della Tuscia ITALY
VERHOEVEN Geert Ghent University BELGIUM

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