Imaging Spectrometry Summer School Sydney 5-9 Feb 2018

The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with the German Aerospace Center, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, and La Trobe University, will be hosting a summer school on satellite remote sensing and Earth observation systems.

This 5-day course is designed for Industry, Government and Defence technical specialists interested in satellite Earth observation and remote sensing of the 200kg, 1 cubic metreclass. International experts in the field shall present current technologies, optical systems, image processing and spectroscopy for remote sensing satellite and terrestrial systems.


  • Dr. Andreas Eckardt, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center
  • Mr. Frank Lehmann, Institute of Optical Sensor Systems, German Aerospace Center
  • Mr. Alex da Silva Curiel, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, UK
  • Dr. Arnold Dekker, SatDek Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Dr. Terry Cocks, HyVista Corporation, Australia
  • Mr. Gary Quinn, ESS Weathertech, Australia
  • Mr. Roger Franzen, EarthSpace Space Consultancy, Australia

Course Topics, Focus and Highlights

  • Experts in remote sensing image acquisition and processing from “small” satellite systems
  • Spectroscopy using hyper-spectral and multi-spectral satellite imagery and data sets
  • Water quality and bushfire monitoring applications specific for Australian context
  • Proposal for Australia’s first remote sensing satellite presented by Engineering experts
  • Processing of spectral data and information
  • Ground segment operations and tracking
  • Laser data-communications systems
  • Defence, industry and commercial satellite surveillance systems and applications


  • Industry, Government & Defence Professionals: $990
  • External University Students: $300
  • University of Sydney Students: FREE