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Short Courses

In response to community requests and interest, UNAVCO provides an annual series of short courses focussed on UNAVCO tools and data streams. These courses are for current researchers who want to refresh their skills or explore the use of new tools, and for early career scientists such as post doctoral fellows, graduate students, and upper level undergraduates who want to learn the latest geodetic techniques.

See our Upcoming offerings and Past offerings below, including Course Materials from previous short courses.

Upcoming

Courses are listed in chronological order.

October 2017

  • GSA Short Course: 502. High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging I: Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning

  • Register through GSA
  • Date: Fri., 20 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: US$52. Limit: 24. CEU: 0.8
  • Instructors: Marianne Okal, UNAVCO; Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO.
  • Cosponsor: UNAVCO
  • Abstract: This one-day course will provide faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS—a.k.a., ground-based LiDAR) for research and education. TLS provides high-resolution three-dimensional images of geologic features and has emerged as a powerful tool for applications ranging from outcrop mapping to analysis of earth-surface processes. The course will focus on TLS technology, data collection, processing and analysis, and examples of science and educational applications. A combination of lectures and hands-on demonstrations of TLS equipment and data processing will be used. Limited financial support is available for students (see the UNAVCO Short Course Series page). This course can be taken alone or together with "High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging II: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry" (course #513) for an introduction to 3D imaging technology that compliments TLS.
  • GSA Short Course: 513. High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging II: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry

  • Register through GSA
  • Date: Sat., 21 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: US$52. Limit: 40. CEU: 0.8
  • Instructors: Edwin Nissen, Colorado School of Mines; Ramon Arrowsmith, Arizona State Univ.; Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO.
  • Cosponsor: UNAVCO OpenTopography

  • Abstract: Structure from Motion (SfM), a photogrammetric technique that uses overlapping images to construct 3D surface models, is quickly emerging as a valuable research and education tool in geodesy, geomorphology, structural geology, and related disciplines. Images can be collected with a standard consumer-grade camera, making SfM a low-cost tool that compliments other 3D imaging technologies, such as terrestrial and airborne laser scanning (LiDAR). SfM can be collected from a hand-held camera or an airborne platform such as an aircraft, tethered balloon, kite, or UAS (unmanned aerial system), enabling 3D imaging of features ranging in size from decimeters to several kilometers. This one-day course will provide faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to SfM technology, data collection and processing, and examples of science and educational applications. A combination of lectures and hands-on demonstrations of SfM equipment and data processing will be used. This course can be taken alone, or together with "High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging II: Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning" (course #502) for an introduction to 3D imaging technology that compliments SfM.
  • COMET InSAR Training Workshop: Processing and Analysis of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) Data

  • Dates: Monday October 30, 2017 - Wednesday November 1, 2017
  • Location: School of Earth and Environment (SEE), University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
  • Description: Three-day workshop aimed at early postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers that will include a combination of lectures and practical exercises covering topics including but not limited to InSAR theory, SAR data preparation and processing, and displacement field modelling.

December 2017


Past

Courses are listed by topic. Course Materials from previous short courses are also available.

Communication Courses

  • Communicating Science to the Public

  • Date: Monday July 17, 2017 1:30pm-4:00pm
  • Location: Part of the Earth Educators Rendezvous, University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, NM

Faculty Development Courses

GPS Courses

InSAR Courses

Laser Scanning Courses:

  • Processing and Analysis of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) Data

  • Dates: Tuesday October 10 - Friday 12, 2017
  • Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, Colorado
  • Times: Course will begin at 9am on Tuesday October 10th, 2017 and end at noon on Thursday, October 12th.
  • Thursday afternoon will be open to work on your own data. Instructors will be available for assistance.

Strainmeter Courses

  • Working with Strainmeter Data - Germany

  • Dates: Monday, March 6 - 8, 2017
  • Optional individual tutoring: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 afternoon
  • Location: Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Germany

Teacher (Grades 6 - 12), Park Ranger & Interpreter Development Courses

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