June 19, 2017
There will be a 3-day educational event held in Lages, Satana Catarina, Brazil from October 2 to the 4th, 2017. This will consist of both a short course in LIDAR as well as lectures and interactive sessions for Young Professionals. Below is an overview of this event.
In recent years, the collection of both airborne and terrestrial LiDAR data acquired over a range of environments has been substantially increasing in volume. Although an unprecedented amount of data exists, there is a consensus that the tools and techniques for extracting useful information from these datasets, as well as the use of proper multivariate statistical methods, are still lacking. Additionally, LiDAR fundamentals and data processing, as well as advanced multivariate statistical analysis, are topics not usually covered in detail in undergraduate or graduate remote sensing courses, both worldwide and specifically in Brazil.
The Young Professional Event is organized by GRSS, with the cooperation of the GRSS Brazil Chapter, and in conjunction with an ISPRS Summer School. The goal of this event is to expose young professionals to new LiDAR processing and multivariate statistical techniques and to develop a vision for enhancing their own professional and research careers using LiDAR. Employing a combination of lectures, hands-on tutorials, and group discussions, the young professional event and the summer school provide excellent opportunities to learn about the state-of-the-art techniques in both LiDAR processing and advanced multivariate statistics. In addition they will foster a network of brilliant young researchers, building a multi-disciplinary working group.