In view of the rising number of imaging spectrometers deployed on airborne platforms and the launch of spaceborne imaging spectroscopy missions, an increasing need for Earth observation education and training activities with a focus on hyperspectral imagery is expected in the next few years.
Therefore, we started the development of HYPERedu, an online learning initiative for hyperspectral remote sensing hosted on the EO-College platform, as part of the EnMAP science program. From September 2019, slide collections and hands-on tutorials were published on EO College based on the open-source EnMAP-Box software, covering principles, methods and applications of imaging spectroscopy. The content is continuously extended and will be supplemented by further online learning materials. In addition, we are developing a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on imaging spectroscopy and applications. All resources are provided free of charge under a CC-BY license in English language at Master level, addressing students as well as professionals in research, companies, and public authorities.
The first MOOC 'Beyond the Visible – Introduction to Hyperspectral Remote Sensing' provides you with the fundamentals of imaging spectroscopy, and additionally gives you access to free data sources, open-source software and hands-on exercises. It comprises three thematic lessons and is designed to take 5 to 8 hours to be completed at one’s own pace. More information about the course as well as the registration link are available at the course page on EO-College. Following the basic hyperspectral MOOC, subsequent shorter MOOCs on specific application fields and topics such as agriculture, inland and coastal waters, soil and geology, urban environments and data pre-processing are planned to be opened in 2022 and following years.
The table below shows the envisioned content of the HYPERedu slide collections. The learning resources may be further extended by other topics and will be regularly updated in the future.
Shown here are two example slide collections available on EO-College. Please click on one of the title slides below to be forwarded to the related resources.