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Upcoming Events

Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2022

18/09/2022 24/09/2022

Summer Schools

Price information

500 € (includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner)

Event location

Obergurgl University Center

The main goal of the Summer School 2022 is to provide participants with innovative practical and methodological skills to characterize complex terrain and object features using close range and remote sensing techniques.

The Summer School will be the fourth edition after three successful implementations in 2015, 2017, and 2019.

Target Audience: This summer school is designed for any well-motivated student; advanced graduate students, PhDs, post-docs and young researchers from any field, provided they have interest in these type of techniques.

Confirmed Keynotes:

How to join? Please register by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) until 31st January, 2022. Each applicant is requested to send (i) a short motivation letter, (ii) a one page CV and (iii) an abstract of the participants’ current work (see template here). This information will be used by the organizational committee to decide which candidates will be accepted.

Important dates:

Registration deadline:  31st January 2022
Communication of final decision of acceptance: 15th February 2022
Deadline for full payment: 28th February 2022 

Travel Support: Approved participants from universities of the AURORA European Universities Alliance can apply for travel cost funding at their home institution.

Teaching Methods: Theoretical lectures will be complemented by fieldwork assignments and hands-on data processing sessions using different novel software. The assignments will be divided into two different tracks, one focusing on mountain research, the other on sensor and data processing techniques. A variety of sensor systems will be available for data acquisition in the high mountain surroundings of the summer school venue, including terrestrial laser scanners, remotely piloted aircraft systems and spectral cameras. A poster session on the participants' current research interests and work will stimulate open exchange and discussion between students and lecturers in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Thematic focus will be on mountain research including geomorphology, vegetation characterization and natural hazard research. 

Technical focus will be on sensor and data aspects, such as sensor modelling, calibration, data acquisition, 2D and 3D data fusion, methods for information extraction from point clouds and (multispectral) images and data quality assessment. 

Theoretical focus will address critical steps within a processing chain, such as impact of registration, choice of stand points during data acquisition and derivation of deformation vectors, change detection, time series analysis, issues related to multispectral image analysis, etc. 

Practical exercises using predominantly open source software, deepen the conveyed knowledge and help all participants establish a workflow for their research.

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