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2011 GEOSS Summer School

on 08 July 2011

GEOSS Summer School: Advancing Earth Observation Data Understanding for Crisis Management and Emergency Response; August 29 – September 4, 2011, Constanta, Romania


The main goal of this year’s summer school is to acquire knowledge on current use of EO data and image information mining techniques contributing to prevent, monitor and assess the impact of natural and man-made disasters and crisis situations.

The following theoretical and practical aspects will be approached (one day dedicated to each topic, presentations in the morning, Q&A and practical work sessions in the afternoon, one day dedicated to in-situ experience):

Emergency response in the framework of GMES and GEOSS; overview of user needs and information requirements, good practices and lessons learned.

SAR based rapid mapping for emergency response - theory and practice, operational experience.

Infrastructure and land slides monitoring using SAR data - methods and techniques.

Marine environment monitoring (SAR and optical data) - workflows and information products.

This second edition of the summer school is mainly ping young researchers, PhD students or people involved in operational activities in which Earth observation data is used. The intended audience would ideally be formed of about 20 students from Romania and 20 from abroad. Participants will be selected base on a first come – first served rule, taking also into consideration the required technical background (short CV required).



Agentia Spatiala Romana - Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

Str. Mendeleev nr. 21-25 010362 Sector 1 Bucuresti Romania

Tel. +40 21 316 87 22

Fax. +40 21 312 88 04


Program committee:

Mihai Datcu (German Aerospace Center, DLR, Germany)

Klaus Seidel (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Switzerland)

Dan Raducanu (Academia Tehnica Militara, MTA, Romania)

Alexandru Badea (Romanian Space Agency, ROSA, Romania)

Marius-Ioan Piso (Romanian Space Agency, ROSA, Romania)

For registration and detailed information about this event please visit the conference webpage.