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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.

Short Course Materials

Course Materials from previous short courses.


2016 Short Course Information

(Courses are listed by topic then in chronological order)

Faculty Development Courses:

  • UNAVCO Early Career  Geo-Resources for you & Your Teaching

    Presented at A Career Development Workshop for NSF Geosciences Postdoctoral Researchers
    Boulder, Colorado
    March 11, 2016
    More about the workshop
    UNAVCO Presentation [pdf]


  • Geodesy Data Teaching Modules: GETSI Short Course

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado
    This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2016 UNAVCO Science Workshop


  • Using TLS and Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry in Undergraduate Field Education

    Dates: Tuesday August 16 - Friday August 19, 2016
    Location: Indiana University Geologic Field Station, Cardwell, MT (in the Tobacco Root Mountains of southwest Montana)
    Times: Course will begin at 6pm on August 16th, 2016 and end at noon on August 19th, 2016.
    Optional afternoon of more surveying applications on August 19.


  • GSA short course: 525. Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry for Earth Science Research and Education
    Course Materials
    Sat., 24 Sept., 9 a.m.–5 p.m., CCC, Room 110
    Cost: US$30, includes lunch. Limit: 40. CEU: 0.7
    Instructors: Edwin Nissen, Colorado School of Mines; Ramon Arrowsmith, Arizona State Univ.; Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO
    Cosponsor: UNAVCO

    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.


  • Hooking undergraduates into geophysics data and methods (GPS, Lidar, InSAR, SfM photogrammetry) through societally important issues

    Date: Sunday December 11, 2016
    Location: American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    Times: Course will be 8 am-5 pm on Sunday December 11 (lunch included)


InSAR Courses:

  • InSAR Theory & Processing with ISCE, GIAnT, and StaMPS

    Dates: Monday August 1 - Friday August 5, 2016
    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, Colorado
    Times: Course will begin at 8:00 am on August 1 and end at 12 noon on August 5.
    Registration is closed


  • InSAR Processing and Theory with GMTSAR: Sentinel-1A Time Series

    Dates: Wednesday August 10- Friday August 12, 2016
    Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
    Times: Course will begin at 9 AM on August 10 and end an 12 PM on August 12.
    Registration is closed


  • COMET InSAR Training Workshop

    Date: Monday October 31, 2016 - Wednesday November 2, 2016
    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.


Laser Scanning Courses:

  • Imaging and Analyzing Southern California's Active Faults with High Resolution Topography

    January 25 - 26, 2016
    Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
    A Joint SCEC, OpenTopography, UNAVCO and EarthScope short course


    Open Source ALS and MLS Processing Tools

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado
    This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2016 UNAVCO Science Workshop


    Imaging and Analyzing Active Faults with High Resolution Topography

    Monday April 18 - 19, 2016
    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, Colorado
    Times: Course will begin at 8 AM on April 18, followed by an evening program and end at 5pm on April 19.


  • GSA Short course: 501. Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Ground-Based LiDAR) for Earth Science Research and Education
    Course Materials
    Fri., 23 Sept., 8 a.m.–5 p.m., UNAVCO, Boulder (A bus will be provided from the Colorado Convention Center)
    Cost: US$50; lunch included. Limit: 20. CEU: 0.8
    Instructors: Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO; Marianne Okal, UNAVCO
    Cosponsor: UNAVCO

    Abstract: This one-day course will provide faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to terrestrial laser scanning (TLS, also known as ground-based LiDAR). TLS provides high-resolution 3D 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.


Strainmeter Courses:


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

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