Teaching: Blended learning (in-person + Webex)
Date: first fortnight of February 2022
Lecture: Copernicus: the European paradigm for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth (2h)
Description: this lecture introduces the European Copernicus initiative from its beginning till now, with a focus on the Copernicus data and services for the sustainable development.
Date: second fortnight of February 2022
Lecture: Space economy: an emerging business paradigm (2h)
Description: space economy is an emerging business paradigm. This lecture introduces the Space Economy paradigm from a strategic and entrepreneurial perspective, with cases of Space Economy startups.
Date: first fortnight of March 2022
Lecture: Copernicus Upstream: challenges and emerging technologies in the Earth Observation missions project life cycle (3h)
Description: this lecture introduces the engineering challenges that a space mission design and realization shall smartly face with particular attention to EO missions.
Date: second fortnight of March 2022
Lecture: Listening to the Earth: introduction to SAR Earth Observation (3h)
Description: Sentinel-1 constellation senses roughness, moisture, deformation and changes with millimetric accuracy. This lecture introduces the basis of image formation and a minilab with a live example of SAR interferometry.
Date: first fortnight of April 2022
Lecture: Seeing the colours of the invisible: introduction to multispectral Earth Observation (3h)
Description: this lecture introduces newcomers to Earth Observation in the optical domain. Theoretical aspects will be supplemented with real-world examples and online resources.
Date: second fortnight of April 2022
Lecture: Destination Earth (3h)
Description: this lecture introduces the concepts and strategy of Destination Earth and Digital Twin Earth. Additional topics are: Thematic Exploitation Platforms, Data and Information Accessing Services, and Google Earth Engine.
Date: first fortnight of May 2022
Lecture: Copernicus data and services at a glance (3h)
Description: this lecture introduces the available services and data platforms of the Copernicus ecosystem. Both access and use of the data tools and services will be showcased through simple hand-on exercises.
Date: second fortnight of May 2022
Lecture: Copernicus Emergency Management Service (2h)+ Social media information and emergency management (1h)
Description: these lectures introduce the Copernicus core service for emergency management and will be presented the techniques for extracting information from social media for getting evidence about emergency situations.
Date: first fortnight of June 2022
Lecture: Copernicus for United Nations Sustainable Developments Goals (2h)
Description: this lecture will make an overview on how Copernicus data, services and products can tackle different Sustainable Development Goals targets and indicators in a larger geospatial framework.
Date: second fortnight of June 2022
Lecture: Climate change and urban resilience (2h)
Description: this lecture will illustrate applications and the added value of Coprenicus data and services for urban resilience to climate change.