APSCO and the Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (AIR-CAS) jointly organized the online Short Training Course on “Quantitative Remote Sensing Information Technology and its Applications” during August 3-7, 2020 in Beijing, China. Dr. Li Xinjun, Secretary General of APSCO, delivered welcome speech at the beginning of the training course. He sincerely appreciated all the lecturers and participants for their strong support and efforts, especially during the global challenging COVID-19 period.
Around 90 participants took part in the training course from the following countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, and Turkey. To offset the influence of time difference, the course was conducted online in two schedules, being repeated for the convenience of all participants.
Lecturer’s team from AIR-CAS was comprised of 6 outstanding professors, who were very energetic and enthusiastic. During the five-day training course, professors have given more than 30 hours lectures in total, including six times examinations based on participants background and lecture design.
This training programme was focused on quantitative remote sensing information technology and its application cases on precision agriculture crop, pest & disease monitoring and forecasting, measurement and monitoring of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, marine ecological and environments, vector-borne disease.
Participants showed their recognition and zest to the lectures, which was evident during real-time Q&A, instrument showcase, practical interaction on application system, etc.
As the conclusion of the training course, Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi, Director General of Education and Training Department of APSCO delivered a closing speech, indicating that the APSCO online Short Training on “Quantitative Remote Sensing Information Technology and its Applications” was very successful with great contribution and cooperation from all Members. Even though the current pandemic distanced the class, bond was still strengthened with multilateral efforts among lecturers, participants and organizers.