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2018 Short Courses Archive

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.


2018 Short Course Information

(Courses are listed by topic then in chronological order)

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.
    • GSA Short Course: 525. Ready to Engage: Selling Yourself at GSA 2018 and Beyond, for Students.

    • Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
    • Instructor: Beth Bartel, UNAVCO; Wendy Bohon, IRIS
    • Cosponsor: GSA Geology and Society Division; UNAVCO; IRIS
    • 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.

Faculty Development Courses

    Imaging Courses

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

      • Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
      • Instructor: Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO
      • Cosponsor: UNAVCO
      • 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.
      • GSA Short Course: 510. High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging II: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry.

      • Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
      • Instructor: Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO; Ramon Arrowsmith, Arizona State University
      • Cosponsor: UNAVCO
      • 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.

    InSAR Courses

      • InSAR - Data Interpretation and Analysis for Nonspecialists @GSA

      • Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
      • Instructor: Gareth Funning, UC Riverside
      • Course Materials: Materials are available on the short course webpage
      • 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: November 5 - 7, 2018
      • Location: School of Earth and Environment (SEE), University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
      • 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.

      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.

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