A Sentinel-1 radar dataset over Malmö in southern Sweden and the Öresund bridge. Photo Ian Brown.
A Sentinel-1 radar dataset over Malmö in southern Sweden and the Öresund bridge. The image shows changes over time. Photo Ian Brown.

The course addresses the processing of remote sensing data for applied environment monitoring and analysis. Included in the course material is enhanced theory regarding remote sensing’s physical basis, data calibration and correction, image processing algorithms and data quality issues including validation.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explain the principles of calibration and image processing for satellite and airborne sensors
  • Evaluate and analyse image data from satellites using advanced image processing methods
  • Evaluate data quality in remote sensing products

The course is part of Master's Programme in Geomatics with Remote Sensing and GIS but can also be read as a separate course. Limitations: The course may not be included in examinations in combination with course Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (GE7031) or equivalent.

Language of instruction



Spring term, period A-B. Study tempo 100%


Competence equivalent to at least to at least 90 ECTS credits within biology-earth sciences, Earth sciences, geography, or equivalent science or civil engineering competence and that must include the course Applied Remote Sensing and GIS for Landscape Analysis, 15 ECTS credits (GE7062). Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.


Application period for spring term: 15 September until 15 October.

• Applications are made via www.universityadmissions.se

or www.universityadmissions.se/GE8028/SpringTerm2019

This also applies to master's students who are going to apply for optional courses within a program.