NEODAAS & FSF Training Course - October 2020


 

General

This site contains material used for the NEODAAS & FSF training course held in October 2021.
If you are interested in future training opertunties, please contact us.

Computer set up for practical sessions

For most of the practical sessions we will assume people are using a Windows machine which they have an admin account for. If this isn't the case then it might take a bit longer to set up but we are going to arrange some sessions where we will be able to help you out.
Software Installation
  • General set up instructions (pdf)
  • Installing Anaconda (video)
  • Installing Python packages using Anaconda (video)
  • Installing SNAP (video)
  • Installing ACOLITE (video)
Data to download
  • Data for Hyperspectral Practical (zip 547 MB), for macOS users should also download APL output data (zip 910 MB)

Introduction

Presentations
  • Dan Clewley - Airborne data for terrestrial applications (pdf)

Atmospheric Correction

Introduction
  • Introduction to atmospheric correction (pdf)
Hyperspectral Practical
  • General set up instructions (pdf) - ensure airborne environment is set up
  • Worksheet (pdf)
  • Data for Hyperspectral Practical (zip 547 MB), for macOS users should also download APL output data (zip 910 MB)
Sentinel 2 Practical
  • General set up instructions (pdf) - ensure ARCSI, SNAP and ACOLITE are installed
  • Worksheet (pdf)
  • ACOLITE installation and practical (video)
  • Sentinel 2 Scene (if not available from scihub; zip 659 MB)
  • Processed S2 data with fixed AOT (if you have problems running ARCSI; tif)

Background Material

These provide background on some of the material covered in the course.
  • Progress In Field Spectroscopy (pdf)
  • Vegetation monitoring using multispectral sensors – best practices and lessons learned from high latitudes (link)
  • Introduction to NEODAAS (talk from NCEO conference, 2020) video, slides.
  • FSF's new GHG monitoring network (talk from NCEO conference, 2020) video, slides.

Recommended external material and other courses

If you new to Earth Observation, don't worry we're sure you'll be confident by the time the course has finished! However, if you want to give yourself a headstart the following are recommended:
  • NASA Earth Science Applied Science - Fundamentals of Remote Sensing (link)
  • TEDx - Painting by Numbers - Hayley Evers-King. An introduction to Ocean Colour (youtube)
  • Copernicus Marine Environment Monitering Service (CMEMS) Training Workshop for the Iberia-Biscay-Ireland-Region (youtube)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory FSF NCEO NERC