Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

Introduction to Remote Sensing, imaging technology (e.g. multi-spectral, radar, hyper-spectral), RS sensors and platforms (satellite, UAV), RS system Operators & Acquisition means, overview of image data sources/archives, and access modes (open/free/commercial channels).
Radiative transfer in the atmosphere: transmission characteristics of microwave, infrared, and visible light in clear days and in cloud/fog/precipitation; passive and active remote sensing techniques; atmospheric remote sensing technology; earth data exploration
Overview of remote sensing methods (e.g. radiometric calibration, and enhancement, geometric corrections & rectification/ortho-rectifications, image triangulation, band image arithmetics & spectral indices, principles of image classification (single/multi-date, notions of supervised/unsupervised).
Introduction to SAR basics and principles, electromagnetic wave theory, scattering theory and decomposition techniques, SAR interferometry, polarimetric SAR interferometry, bio/geophysical parameter estimation.