Basics of Remote Sensing Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

The aim of this course is to educate the participants on the basic principles of remote sensing, data sets and image processing techniques. The focus will be on environmental applications of remote sensing technology. The course will be beneficial to novice and mid-level users of the technology.

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Concepts of remote sensing
  • Different types of data sensors
  • Performing data searches, scheduling and ordering
  • Performing image rectification and geocoding
  • Image processing techniques
  • Data extraction

Participants

Agriculture scientists, geographers, engineers, soil scientists, agronomists, resource managers, environmentalists, irrigation engineers, and computer professionals.

Pre-requisites

  • Minimum B.Sc. Degree in any physical sciences or engineering
  • Familiarity with computer systems

KISR is a pioneering, independent, national institute of scientific excellence. KISR’s initial role was dedicated to developing three fields of national importance: petroleum, desert agriculture, and marine biology. Since then, KISR’s role and responsibilities have expanded greatly to include the advancement of national industry and the undertaking of studies to address key challenges, such as the preservation of the environment, sustainable management of Kuwait’s natural resources, responsible management of water and energy, and development of innovative methods of agriculture.

KISR’s approach to meeting challenges is distinguished by a culture of openness, a commitment to our clients, and an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach. KISR routinely embarks on strategic partnerships with other regional and international institutes, agencies, and academic bodies, allowing an exchange of knowledge and expertise. Today, KISR is home to over 580 researchers and engineers and over 100 laboratories, housed at 8 locations, with growth expected through the implementation of a new strategic plan. KISR conducts scientific research and performs technological consultations, often in partnership with other regional and international institutions, for governmental and industrial clients in Kuwait, the Gulf region, and the rest of the world. These partnerships, driven by a philosophy of collaboration that runs deep within our culture, help build up our knowledge base, and facilitate the free flow of information, data, and expertise. This adds value to our clients’ business and ensures that the resources needed to confront the challenges They face are always available on demand.

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