Remote Sensing

Thanassis Drivas

Remote Sensing Applications for Land, Agriculture and Society

Applications now open! 

Please apply here


The workshop aims to introduce the fundamentals of remote sensing to those with no background. Thus, it will include topics such as the electromagnetic spectrum, characteristics of selected major sensor systems, the components of a satellite image, a description of spectral, spatial and temporal resolution and satellite data sources. The second part of the workshop will focus on the earth observation applications that have or can be developed especially in the field of agriculture and land monitoring based on satellite data and the software QGIS. Specifically, participants will learn how to download and preprocess satellite data, along with basic image manipulation techniques. This workshop is a prerequisite for the following two workshops; GeoProcessing with Python and AI for earth observation.


Thanassis Drivas received his BSc in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business in 2007. In 2017 he received his MSc title in Space Science, Technology and Applications from the University of Peloponnese, in collaboration with the National Observatory of Athens. He has long professional experience in teaching Computer Science and Programming, STEM and Robotics in private schools and colleges. At the same time he has worked as web and back end developer in several companies. From 2017 he is a research associate in the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens and the lead full stack developer focusing on the design-development of automated geospatial applications using Machine learning techniques, databases, datacubes and Earth Observation Big Data. Finally, he is the cofounder of the first Greek online coding bootcamp (Nomadevs).

Meeting: Saturday, 12 February 2022, 18.00 – 21.00 (Greece time)

Place: Online (MS Teams)

Deadline for Applications: 10 February 2022

Workshop Fee: 20€

Number of Participants: 50 (maximum)

Application: here

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon request after completion of the workshop.