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07/16/2017 - 07/22/2017 | Obergurgl

Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain - Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2017

In July 2017 the 2nd Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research on Close-range Sensing in Alpine Terrain will take place in Obergurgl, Austria. The international summer school is again jointly organised by the University of Innsbruck, the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The main goal is to provide participants with innovative practical and methodological skills to characterise complex terrain and objects using close-, near range and remote sensing techniques. Theoretical lectures will be complemented by fieldwork assignments and hands-on data processing sessions using different novel software. The assignments will be divided into two different tracks. One track will focus on mountain research, the other on sensor and data processing techniques. A variety of sensor systems will be available for data acquisition in the high mountain surroundings of the summer school venue, including terrestrial laser scanners, unmanned aerial vehicles and spectral cameras. Thematic focus will be on mountain research, and will include vegetation mapping, monitoring and deformation analysis for glaciology, geomorphology and natural hazard research.

Information on participating / attending:
Please register by sending an e-mail to until December 30, 2016. Each applicant is requested to send a one page CV and a short motivation letter including five keywords on sensors and topics you are especially interested in. This information will be used by the organisational committee to decide which candidates will be accepted. At a later stage, participants will be informed about acceptance and receive further details about payment and the further registration process. The summer school offers travel assistance for selected people from LDC countries.

Participation fee
420 € (includes accommodation and meals)

Important dates:

Registration deadline: 30 December 2016
Decision of acceptance: 15 January 2017
Deadline for full payment: 15 February 2017


Francesco Pirotti (CIRGEO - University of Padova, Italy)
Martin Rutzinger (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
Rudolf Sailer (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Johann Stötter (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Bernhard Höfle (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Sander Oude Elberink (University of Twente - ITC, The Netherlands)
Roderik Lindenbergh (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Marco Scaioni (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Daniel Wujanz (TU Berlin, Germany)

Other lecturers including keynotes still to be confirmed: please revisit the website for the updated list of lecturers and topics


07/16/2017 - 07/22/2017

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Event venue:

Obergurgl University Center
6456 Obergurgl

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students



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Seminar / workshop / discussion




Dr. Christian Flatz


Büro für Öffentlichkeitarbeit und Kulturservice

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