Introduction to Remote Sensing

All you want to know about getting started with remote sensing data for clean tech applications

What is remote sensing? How are data gathered from satellites, drones and unmanned vehicles used in clean technology applications?

In this course, we'll introduce you to remote sensing - what it is, how remote sensing data are collected, different data sources like satellites and drones and how to get started accessing and analyzing the data. And we'll be doing this by working through a practical example of using remote sensing data to solve a problem in clean technology - in this case, estimating wildfire damage using satellite imagery. We'll be using publicly available data to identify different land uses and explore the damage from Camp Fire that burned in California last year.


Your Instructor


Gayathri Gopalakrishnan
Gayathri Gopalakrishnan

Gayathri is an award-winning scientist, engineer and entrepreneur who has been pioneering the integration of clean technology and data science since 2003. She worked in several organizations, including Facebook, Argonne National Laboratory, Silicon Valley startups and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards. As a scientist, her work has been recognized by the US National Academies of Science and Engineering for innovative environmental research and she was invited by the Obama White House to participate in the first conference on innovation in clean technology and big data. As an engineer and data scientist, she built the data infrastructure, including data pipelines, dashboards and algorithms, for several clean technology startups. She is currently the CEO of Ecoformatics, an education startup founded in 2018 to empower professionals with the skills to apply data science effectively in clean technology. She received her PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Bachelors in Civil Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India.



Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  An Introduction to Satellite Data
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  Data Resolution Or How Clearly Can Data Be Captured Remotely?
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  Drones, UAVs and Submersibles
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  Solving Problems Using Remote Sensing Data
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  Wrap Up
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