Join the student presentations for “Applying GIS, Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral Imaging for sustainable urban-rural development and food production” 14 May at 17:00 CEST/SAST


Listen in to the student presentations 14 May at 17:00 CEST/SAST in place or online by signing up below.


More about the course

Remote sensing and spectral analysis are revolutionizing many aspects of human society, not least when it comes to plants and plant-derived products. These novel techniques are making an impact on precision agriculture, food production to ensure quality and safety, as well as the urban landscape and green spaces. There is a need for students to get an overview and receive better insight in GIS, Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral Imaging. As part of SASUF we want to increase contacts between students in South Africa and Sweden, and across disciplines and with private enterprises and other organisations.

We have therefore developed this extra-curricular and interdisciplinary online course targeting MSc students and PhD students associated to SASUF universities. A certificate will be provided upon completion of the course, which will run on a weekly basis over ca 15 weeks, equivalent to 7.5 ECTs.

Preliminary schedule with lectures

Students and PhDs at SASUF universities have priority for this course (list of the 40 SASUF universities). Register by including your 1-page CV including motivation below. Deadline 3 November. Admission will be communicated around 10 November.

This online course consists of general theoretical introduction lectures and lectures with examples and case studies from both the academic and the private sectors on possible applications. Hands on experience in the area of spectral and remote sensing will be provided. The students will then in groups be asked to solve a real-life problem as a scenario-based learning task on techniques used for remote and non-invasive sensing with the focus on three areas:

  • The agricultural landscape and primary production
  • Food stuff
  • Urban green spaces and urban planning
  • Other examples of usage including in archaeology

The projects will be judged and the students presenting the best project will be given a study journey to respective country, South Africa or Sweden, covered.

This course is provided by: ARC, SLU, Stellenbosch universities, Umeå University, University of Venda, University of the Western Cape and FarmPin.