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2019 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.

2019 Short Courses Information

Faculty Professional Development Courses

  • Whole Student Mentoring and STEM Resource Workshop

  • Date: April 20, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Sitter Family Hall Room 710, Fort Lewis College
  • Overview: The Whole Student Mentoring and STEM Resource Workshop is open to all interested STEM faculty and instructors from Fort Lewis College and surrounding areas. This six-hour workshop will introduce the evidence-based concept of intentionally mentoring students in STEM [e.g. Pope, 2002; Huntoon and Lane, 2007; Crisp, 2010], and will include components specifically provided for faculty mentoring of STEM students from underrepresented groups. This workshop will also focus on identifying and providing resources regarding geoscience pathways. These resources include video and animation series, career resources, curricular materials including lesson plans and instructor guides, digital libraries, self-directed learning opportunities, and other available geoscience-focused materials. This workshop builds upon the structure and content developed for intentional mentoring workshops supporting 2YC faculty mentors involved in the UNAVCO – Front Range Community College Geo-Launchpad internship program [Morris and Charlevoix, 2016]. Stipends ($150) will be provided for participants.
  • Teaching Introductory Geoscience with Data and Math in a Societal Context Using GETSI Modules (at EER)

  • Dates: July 15-17, 2019
  • Times: Course will take place 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. each day
  • Location: Earth Educators' Rendezvous (EER), Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
  • Overview: Integrating cutting edge data and quantitative skills into introductory courses can be challenging. The GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project has developed a suite of undergraduate teaching modules to make this easier and more engaging. The workshop will feature three of the modules in greater depth, as well as overview additional resources, provide coaching on teaching with data and math more generally, and give participants time to work on implementation planning. Participants who complete the full workshop will receive a $200 stipend.
  • Register through the EER page linked above

Geodetic Technique Courses

  • The Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) for Geodesy

  • Dates: July 22-23, 2019
  • Times: Course will begin at 9:00 a.m. on July 22 and end at 5:00 p.m. on July 23.
  • Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
  • Overview: This 2-day course will cover the use of Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) in geodesy using UNIX shell scripting. Lectures and exercises will be given to teach the basic conventions of using GMT, such as plotting grids, images, and vector data (points, lines, polygons). Labs will include both processing and mapping of various data sets relevant to geodesy.

InSAR Courses

  • InSAR Processing and Theory with GMTSAR

  • Dates: July 24-26, 2019
  • Times: Course will begin at 9:00 a.m. on July 24 and end at 12:00 p.m. on July 26.
  • Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
  • Overview: This 2.5 day course will cover the theory and application of InSAR processing with GMTSAR. Lectures and exercises will be given to teach the basic theoretical aspects of InSAR. Labs will include software installation, running test data sets for standard interferogram formation as well as more advanced processing for time series with Sentinel-1A TOPS-mode data. Those unfamiliar with the software package GMT are encouraged to also attend the GMT workshop at the same location on July 22 and 23.
  • InSAR Theory and Processing

  • Dates: August 12-16, 2019
  • Times: Course will begin at 8:00 a.m. on August 12 and end at 12:00 p.m. on August 16
  • Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO
  • Overview: This 4.5-day course will cover basic & advanced InSAR theories, InSAR processing with JPL/Caltech InSAR Scientific Computing Environment (ISCE), time-series InSAR processing with interferometric products generated by different processing centers.


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