Get the full picture using satellite images!

This one-day course provides you with valuable insight into the rapidly evolving remote sensing technology based on dozens of earth observation satellites in orbit at the moment. You will learn how remote sensing information is becoming much more accessible and how it can easily be integrated into MIKE Powered by DHI or GIS software.

The lack of reliable data to calibrate and validate models is often a challenge, especially in ungauged catchments or remote parts of the world. This can often be overcome using remote sensing information input.

Satellite images provide valuable information across time and space, about flood events, oil spills, algae blooms, deforestation and other environmental issues. Satellites can be used to generate baseline conditions, up-to-date maps of land cover and urban development, and images can provide information about current conditions.


  • Introduction to remote sensing and digital image processing
  • Data types, sensors and satellites, data prices and availability
  • Data pre-processing (radiometric and geometric calibration)
  • Remote sensing of water resources
  • Remote sensing of urban environments
  • Remote sensing of coastal and marine environments
  • Image classification and change detection
  • Digital Elevation Models from satellite
  • Hands-on exercises accessing and using satellite images


Professionals in the fields of water resources, urban planning, coastal and marine management, ecosystem modelling and environmental science. It is preferable that participants have basic knowledge of GIS (Geographic Information Systems).