ISRO is offering a free 15-week remote sensing online course with certificate, students can apply

A free ISRO online course on remote sensing, GIS and GNSS technologies and their applications is offered to students

ISRO’s free online course is currently offered to students as well as interested professionals and researchers on the Swayam platform. The free online course titled Basics of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) can be completed in 15 weeks and is delivered by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) , ISRO. The course consists of 75 hours of learning divided into four modules, namely the basics of remote sensing, the global navigation satellite system, the geographic information system and the applications of geospatial technology.

The course is led by Dr. Poonam S Tiwari, Scientist and Lecturer at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun. She holds a master’s degree in remote sensing and GIS technology. She earned her doctorate from IIT, Roorkee told the Swayam platform. The professor has over 20 years of research and teaching experience in photogrammetric applications, laser data analysis and automated feature extraction.

What will ISRO’s free online course in remote sensing cover?

Course participants will be introduced to the basics of remote sensing, Earth observation sensors and platforms, thermal remote sensing, spectral signatures of different land cover features, and visual imagery interpretation. and hyperspectral remote sensing technology. The modules that will be covered are:

1. Remote sensing and digital image analysis: basic principles of remote sensing, Earth observation sensors and platforms, spectral signature of the different land cover characteristics, image interpretation, thermal and microwave remote sensing , digital image processing: basic concepts of rectification and registration, enhancement, classification and accuracy assessment techniques.

2. Global Navigation Satellite System: Introduction to GPS and GNSS, receivers, processing methods, errors and accuracy.

3. Geographic Information System: GIS, databases, topology, spatial analysis and open source software.

4. SR and GIS applications: Agriculture and soils, forestry and ecology, geosciences and geohazards, marine and atmospheric sciences, urban and regional studies and water resources.

Certificate for ISRO Free Online Course

Course participants will also receive ISRO certificates provided they appear for an assignment or quiz at the end of each module and pass the final exam which will take place at the end of the course. The ISRO certificate will be issued on the basis of the internal and final marks obtained by the participants.

Important Details of ISRO Free Online Course

Interested participants should register for the course on the official site, and the course will run from January 24 to May 9, 2022. The course also has 4 credit points, which can be beneficial for students. Participants will need to take the course on a laptop or desktop computer, as free and open source software will be used as a demonstration and development platform.