Satellite remote sensing
techniques have long been developed to understand diverse
oceanographic and atmospheric processes which are responsible
for the current environmental changes of the earth as well
as future climate change. The ocean is one of the largest
reservoirs of heat on the earth which ultimately affects our
lives by controlling the atmosphere and earth environment
through multiple air-sea interactions and feedback mechanisms.
Understanding and predicting the changes in the ocean environment
requires high quality earth/ocean observational data and in-situ
measurements. Numerous satellites and sensors have provided
us with a large amount of satellite measurements of the ocean
and earth. Such a tremendous satellite database has given
us an opportunity to investigate spatial structures of oceanic
phenomena and their temporal changes over the decades. Satellite
oceanography requires diverse skills and abilities from researchers
in terms of computer programming, high level mathematics and
physics, and a deep knowledge of the specific subjects involved.
This summer school intends to help and motivate
postgraduate students, early-career scientists, and other
professionals as well as newcomers to satellite oceanography
by providing basic knowledge of remote sensing for advanced
applications. The 4-day summer school will cover satellites
and sensors, the principles of deriving oceanic parameters
from satellite data in the three major areas (optical, infra-red,
and microwave) of satellite oceanography. Courses will be
composed of lectures, seminars, and hands-on training in satellite-data
receiving procedures (e.g. NOAA/HRPT), including data calibration,
image processing, and examples of application case studies.
Specifically, some portion of this summer school will be devoted
to introducing the first Korean Geostationary Satellite, “COMS”,
which will be launched just before the summer school in 2009.
It is recommended that participants preview
fundamental Linux or Unix commands before the summer school.
The official language of the school is English.