August 6-17, 2018
Nevsehir and Tuz-Golu, Turkey
The Second Training and Field Campaign of Radiometric Calibration of Satellite Sensors Project was held in Nevsehir and Tuz-Golu, Turkey, during 6-17 August, 2018. Fourteen experts from China, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey attended this activity.
During the opening session, on behalf of the project lead country Dr. Erdal Yılmaz, Deputy Director of TUBITAK UZAY, welcomed all participants from APSCO Member States. He appreciated the significant progress of the project, and he ensured full support from the project lead, Turkey. Dr.Manop Aorpimai, Director-General of Strategic Planning and Program Management Department represented APSCO Secretariat to welcome all participants. He expressed his sincere gratitude for great supports and warm hospitality from Turkey. Also, hard work and excellent preparation for the event by the team from the project lead, TUBITAK UZAY, was highly appreciated by him.
The in-class training imparted during August 6-13, 2018, in Nevsehir, covered the topics on: Basic Principles of Radiometry; All About Calibration, Complexities, How to Calibrate, SAR: Basic Principle, SAR Theory and Applications, SAR Radiometric Calibration hands-on trainings, Satellite Image Processing and Calibration Process, Effects of Radiometric Calibration on Remote Sensing Applications, Hyperspectral Radiometric Calibration in-class/hands-on, Thermal Imaging Basics, Thermal Radiometric Calibration in-class/hands-on training, Reflectance-Based Method, Site Selection with a contribution of trainers from Turkey and China.
The Field Campaign of Radiometric Calibration of Satellite Sensors Project was held in Tuz Golu, Turkey, during 14-17 August, 2018. It included calibration activities on: Irradiance-Based Method and Radiance-Based Method, Hyper-spectral Imaging Basics/ Hyper-spectral Radiometric Calibration, and Cross-Calibration. The atmospheric measurement and surface reflectance measurement were collected before and after Landsat-8, Sentinel-2A, THEOS-1 satellites over passes during the Field Campaign. Hands-on data processing training was also successfully conducted.
It was recognized by all participants that the Second Training and Field Campaign of Radiometric Calibration of Satellite Sensors Project was successfully organized according to the Project Implementation Plan. Excellent support and warm hospitality from the project lead from the project lead, TUBITAK UZAY of Turkey were highly appreciated for its satisfying outcomes and good achievements.