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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 2018

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Literacy and Training Workshop

  • Date: Monday 22 October - Wednesday 24 October (ends at noon) 
  • Leaders: Rowena Lohman, Cornell University and Franz Meyer, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Cosponsor: NASA and UNAVCO
  • Register Workshop by invitation only. For questions contact Rowena Lohman: rbl62cornell.edu.
  • Course Materials: Materials will be available after course
  • Abstract: The upcoming NASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission has the potential to revolutionize SAR data. The free and open catalogue of regular, reliable repeat observations at L-band will be first of its kind, making the mission attractive to a new set of users. However, the complexities of working with SAR data as well as the sheer volume of data that users will need to manage may prove a hurdle to widespread use unless actions are taken to link new (and continuing) users with useful tools for data analysis. This workshop brings together leaders in SAR fields to develop recommendations for the next generation of SAR/InSAR literacy training.

November 2018

  • GSA Short Course: 501. High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging I: Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning

  • Date: Fri. 2 Nov., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. US$52. Limit: 24. CEU: 0.8. 
  • Instructors: Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO
  • Cosponsor: UNAVCO
  • Register for course through the GSA Short Course page
  • Course Materials: Materials will be available after course
  • 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 is 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. This course can be taken alone or together with "High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging II: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry" (course #510) for an introduction to 3D imaging technology that compliments TLS.
  • Limited financial support may be available for students.
  • GSA Short Course: 510. High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging II: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry.

  • Date: Sat., 3 Nov., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. US$52. Limit: 24. CEU: 0.8.
  • Instructors: Chris Crosby, UNAVCO; Ramon Arrowsmith, Arizona State University.
  • Cosponsor: UNAVCO
  • Register for course through the GSA Short Course page
  • Course Materials: Materials will be available after course
  • 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 I: Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning" (course #501) for an introduction to 3D imaging technology that compliments SfM.
  • GSA Short Course: 525. Ready to Engage: Selling Yourself at GSA 2018 and Beyond, for Students.

  • Date: Sat., 3 Nov., 2–4 p.m. US$5. Limit: 50. CEU: 0.2.
  • Instructors: Beth Bartel, UNAVCO; Wendy Bohon, IRIS.
  • Cosponsor: GSA Geology and Society Division; UNAVCO; IRIS.
  • Register for course through the GSA Short Course page
  • Course Materials: Materials will be available after course
  • Abstract: This short workshop for students will cover how to promote your work at GSA 2018 and beyond. In these two hours, you will learn to better connect with your audience, be challenged to recognize and convey the societal relevance of geoscience research, develop an elevator speech you can use throughout the meeting, and learn some tips on how to leave a (positive) lasting impression. This short course will be almost completely hands on, so come ready to let down your guard, meet your peers, have fun, and walk out ready for GSA 2018.
  • InSAR - Data Interpretation and Analysis for Nonspecialists @GSA

  • Date: Sat., 3 Nov., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Instructor: Gareth Funning, UC Riverside
  • Register for course; deadline October 27, 2018
  • Course Materials: Materials will be available after course
  • Abstract: In this full-day short course, we will focus on the interpretation of processed InSAR data and how these data can be analyzed and modeled. The expansion of cloud-based routine processing efforts accompanying the Sentinel-1 mission, and in anticipation of the forthcoming NISAR mission, have dramatically expanded the volume of processed InSAR data in the public domain, providing access to InSAR data products without the need to learn InSAR processing. This workshop is targeted at researchers who would like to use these processed products effectively. Topics to be covered include: background theory and processing methodology, data errors and common issues, satellite missions and processed data repositories, time series analysis, data interpretation and ingesting data into modeling efforts.
  • COMET InSAR Training Workshop

  • Dates: Monday November 5 - 7, 2018
  • Location: School of Earth and Environment (SEE), University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
  • Visa information This is an early announcement aimed at those needing to apply for a visa prior to entering the UK.
    If you would like to attend the workshop we can provide an invitation letter for your visa application.

    However, we are unable to provide further assistance with visa matters or correspond with embassies, etc.

    If you require a letter please respond to this email or write to comet leeds.ac.uk as soon as possible and include the following information:
    • Your name
    • Your affiliation (i.e position and institution)
    • A brief description of how you plan to incorporate InSAR data in your future research
  • Description: The Centre for Observation and Modeling of Earthquakes Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) will be holding a 3-day InSAR training workshop. The workshop is aimed at early postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers and will include a combination of informal lectures and practical exercises.

Past

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

Communication Courses

    • Communicating Science for Impact

    • Dates and Time: Monday March 26, 2018 from 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Location: Spruce Room
    • Omni Interlocken Resort
    • Broomfield, CO, USA
    • This short course takes a hands-on approach to learning the tools of science communication, focusing on communication as a conversation. It was held in conjunction with the 2018 UNAVCO Science Workshop.

Faculty Development Courses

GPS Courses

  • No past courses in 2018

InSAR Courses

Laser Scanning Courses

Strainmeter Courses

    • Strainmeter Short Course

    • Dates and Time: Monday March 26, 2018 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Location: Birch Room
    • Omni Interlocken Resort
    • Broomfield, CO, USA
    • In this short course, students will learn how strainmeters work, study examples where the data were used to model strain transients, basic processing steps and how to access the strainmeter data. It was held in conjunction with the 2018 UNAVCO Science Workshop.

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

  • No past courses in 2018

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