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Summer School: Resilience of Forest to Climate Change

August 7, 2023 - August 18, 2023


Remote Sensing & Machine Learning Applied to Forest Disturbances

This summer school focuses on remote sensing and machine learning-based approaches to detect, predict, and analyse changes in forests under climate change. The training will include theory lectures on climate resilience and remote sensing, practical exercises, and a field trip to disturbed areas. Other subject studies are the dynamics of boreal forests and forestry in the boreal region.

Participants will have the opportunity to work in groups to learn how to retrieve remote sensing data, detect and analyse forest change, classify data, and make predictions of forest damage (i.e., disturbances).

The summer school will be organised at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, Finland, in collaboration with INRAe, the Horizon Europe Eco2adapt project, and the support from IUFRO Division 8 on Forest Environment.

Dates: The summer school will take place from 7 to 18 August 2023.

Topical content:

  • Forestry in boreal forests, Finland
  • Which forests are prone to disturbances in boreal areas?
  • Planetary Computer and remote sensing data
  • Monitoring disturbances and their management (i.e. mitigation measures)
  • Machine learning theory
  • Change detection analyses

Key contact: Contact [email protected] (for questions on the curriculum) or [email protected] (for questions on organisation, logistics etc.)

Experts: Frank Berninger (UEF, Finland), Blas Mola (UEF, Finland), Dino Ienco (Inrae, TETIS, France), Kenji Ose (Inrae, TETIS, France)

How to apply: find more information here.

Participation fee: Normal participant fee (€500), Participant from the UEF partner university (€400), Incoming UEF exchange student (€200), Participant from company/organisation (€1000).


August 7, 2023
August 18, 2023
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University of Eastern Finland


University of Eastern Finland
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