Introduction to the course

So, do you want to learn what is remote sensing, answer questions about the field, where it is used in the business, what it means to be a remote sensing expert?

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What is Remote Sensing?

With a very simple answer, Remote Sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact using specifically designed sensors installed on observing platforms (satellites, airplanes, UAVs, etc)

Where Remote Sensing is used?

Remote Sensing is technical domain used across many business sectors. Just to showcase the major ones: Agriculture, Forestry, Urban Monitoring, Insurance, Ocean Monitoring, Oil and Gas, Renewable energies, Air quality management. In each of these sectors, remote sensing plays and important role and the remote sensing expert needed is responsible for several workflows.

What skills do I need to start working as a Remote Sensing Expert?

As a multidisciplinary domain, a remote sensing expert needs to have a good knowledge background of both technical and theoretical skills. Just to mention, mathematics and linear algebra are your starting point. Programming languages will serve you as tools to be able to implement advanced remote sensing methods. Specific remote sensing software like, ENVI, ERDAS, ORFEO Toolbox, SNAP, QGIS and GRASS, will standardize your workflows. Last but not least, understanding the domain you are working for, e.g. Agriculture, Oil and Gas, etc, will make the difference in succeeding your career goals.

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What kind of jobs can I find as a remote sensing expert?

There are quite a lot of job functionalities a remote sensing expert undertakes. Geospatial Analyst, Project/Technical Manager, Technical Bidder, Geospatial Administrator, Business Market Analyst, Researcher/Scientist. Just to mention a few.

Course curriculum

  1. 01
    • Greetings from your personal virtual instructor

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to the course

  2. 02
    • Lesson 2: What is Remote Sensing?

    • Lesson 3: Where Remote Sensing is used?

  3. 03
    • Lesson 4: What skills do I need to become a Remote Sensing Expert?

    • Lesson 5: What kind of jobs can I find as a Remote Sensing Expert?

    • Quiz

  4. 04
    • Lesson 6: What are your next steps?

    • Discussion with your personal virtual instructor


About your Instructor

I'm a Remote Sensing and a Surveying Engineer. I received my degree from NTUA in 2010, where I also received my Ph.D. in hyperspectral remote sensing in 2016. From graduation in 2010, my career started as a Researcher Associate and Teaching Associate in the Laboratory of Remote Sensing of NTUA. From that time I also worked at several private companies as a Remote Sensing Expert and Geospatial Analyst. From the beginning of 2015 I was positioned as Senior Earth Observation Expert. During these years, I have participated in more than 20 funded European Commission and European Space Agency projects, have over 16 peer reviewed scientific publications in the field of Remote Sensing, and have an international patent in hyperspectral data compression.My main research and professional interests are in the optical remote sensing area, where I specialize in data (images, point measurements) processing and algorithm design and development. Some of the software tools that I operate to accomplish my research and business dreams are SNAP, ENVI, IDL, QGIS, ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS, and Python. I have been working with these tools since 2008.

Dimitris Sykas

Remote Sensing Expert

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