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Advanced Remote Sensing

The course addresses the processing of remote sensing data for applied environment monitoring and analysis.

Included in the course material is enhanced theory regarding remote sensing’s physical basis, data calibration and correction, image processing algorithms and data quality issues including validation. Learning outcomes:

  • Explain the principles of calibration and image processing for satellite and airborne sensors
  • Evaluate and analyse image data from satellites using advanced image processing methods
  • Evaluate data quality in remote sensing products

The course is part of Master's Programme in Geomatics with Remote Sensing and GIS. The course can also be read as a separate course.

A Sentinel-1 radar dataset over Malmö in southern Sweden and the Öresund bridge.
A Sentinel-1 radar dataset over Malmö in southern Sweden and the Öresund bridge. The image shows changes over time. Photo Ian Brown.
  • Course structure


    • Theory and Practice, 8 credits
    • Project, 7 hp

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of seminars, exercises and project work.


    For details see syllabus. 

    Plagiarism and regulations for disciplinary matters

    As a student you must be conscientious about clearly accounting for the material used in the texts that are submitted for examination. To use another person’s expressions or ideas without stating the source is plagiarism. To translate and/or change some words in someone else’s text and present it as your own is also a form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered cheating and if discovered in an exam or paper, the exam or paper will be failed immediately and disciplinary measures may be taken.

    Any student who is caught cheating or disrupting academic activities may be suspended from lectures and exams for a period of up to six months. The Vice Chancellor or the Disciplinary Council decide whether the student is to be subject to any disciplinary measures. 

    Read more about the rules and regulations here: Governing documents relating to education.


    Ian Brown

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Student office
    Kerstin Hörnby

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg

    Course responsible
    Ian Brown