Gain an in-depth understanding of LiDAR concepts, systems and algorithms
This video course gives detailed and broad information about how LiDAR systems works, their usability and interpretation.
According to Wanger et al, LiDAR is a growing technology used in environmental research to collect information about the Earth, such as vegetation and tree species. Earth observation images, acquired from satellites, have been used for years in earth monitoring. In respect to forest monitoring, satellite imagery does not contain information about tree height, diameter at breast height and stem density amongst many other important parameters for monitoring forest health at tree level. In the last couple of decades, LiDAR data acquired from airborne platforms has been increasingly used for forest monitoring, urban planning, archaeology, biodiversity and automated driving. Using this technology, the commercial forestry sector managed a 40% reduction of the expensive fieldwork that cost them millions of dollars annually.
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Dr Milto Miltiadou is a researcher of the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment, Eratorshenes Research Centre, which is based at Cyprus University of Technology. She studied her doctor of Engineering (EngD) at University of Bath, United Kingdom, with full studentship awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and specialised on efficient accumulation, analysis and visualisation of full-waveform (FW) LiDAR data in a volumetric representation with applications to forestry. During her EngD, she gained experience in both academia and industrial innovation through her placements at Airborne Research Facility of Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom and Interpine Group Ltd, New Zealand. She further presented her research at many well-established international and national conferences and she was invited to give lectures about full-waveform LiDAR data at the National Institute of Space Research (INPE), Brazil, the National Technological University of Athens, Greece and the University of Bari, Italy. It further worth mentioning that, from an early age, she showed exceptional performance and has been acknowledged with multiple awards in mathematics, physics and arts. Additionally, during her studies and work, she gained significant professional and life skills through extra-curricular activities, which include organising writing retreats and collecting feedback for improving student experience as the student representative.