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Remote Sensing for Agricultural Water Management

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Delft

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary In this 3-week course participants develop skills to use RS for land cover classification, estimating ET (pySEBAL), water productivity, irrigation performance assessment & irrigation water accounting.
Course description Subject 1: Introduction to Remote sensing: Basics of RS, introduction to common data portal, satellites, typical application od RS and existing products. Subject 2: Remote Sensing data analysis, groundtruthing, and land cover classification: Overview of RS data processing flow, common indices, and classification theory; Ground Truthing methods; Hands-on exercises (1) GT collection, (2) Landsat data pre-processing, extracting common indices, categorize them, and (3) Land cover classification and accuracy assessment Subject 3: Mapping agricultural systems: RS for agricultural management, Hands-on exercise on mapping agriculture infrastructure, crop intensity and irrigation command, integrating RS data and secondary data Subject 4: Remote sensing for Evapotransipration, yield and Water Productivity assessment (SEBAL) Theory of SEBAL, Introduction to pySEBAL model, hands-on exercise. Subject 5: Remote sensing for enhancing performance of irrigation systems Assessment of the irrigation performance using remote sensing, interpreting WP and other performance indindicators results Subject 6: Remote sensing for irrigation water accounting
Study subjects Subject 1: Introduction to Remote sensing Subject 2: Remote Sensing data analysis, groundtruthing, and land cover classification Subject 3: Mapping agricultural systems Subject 4: Remote sensing for Evapotransipration, yield and Water Productivity assessment (SEBAL) Subject 5: Remote sensing for enhancing performance of irrigation systems Subject 6: Remote Sensing for Irrigation water Accounting
Course objectives Upon completion students will be able to: - Explain RS theory and applications - Download, pre-process & extract common indices, conduct land cover classification - Extract biophysical features & infrastructure in agricultural system - Implement pySEBAL to estimate ET, yield, and WP - Assess the performance of irrigation, identify gaps & solutions - Produce irrigation water accounts using RS
ECTS credits 5.00
Duration 3 week(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes computer modeling, individual assignment, lecture, self study, tutorial
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department IHE Delft
Information about the institution IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and the only institution in the UN system to confer accredited MSc degrees and promote PhDs. It offers degree programmes, short courses, online courses and tailor-made training. Since 1957 the Institute has provided graduate education to more than 15,000 water professionals from over 160 countries. More than 175 PhD candidates were promoted. IHE Delft is at the centre of a vast international network of water related institutions, and functions as an interface between knowledge networks and centres, public and private sector organizations, scientific and professional associations and other members of the international water community. The Institute runs a substantial number of joint MSc programmes implemented in partnership with universities around the globe. These joint programmes combine the strengths of the collaborating institutions and deliver either multiple degrees or a joint degree.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. Several years of relevant working experience
  2. Relevant wo (academic) bachelor degree from a recognised research university.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL internet based 87
TOEFL paper based 999
Professional experience required -
Duration 3 week(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
29 Jun 2020 29 May 2020 29 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2910€ 2910n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), MENA Scholarship Programme

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

C. Schutter-Brakel

Admission and Fellowship Officer

c.schutter-brakel@un-ihe.org

Contact information for the institution

IHE Delft

Student Affairs

info@un-ihe.org

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