International Training Course on Building Efficiency of  UAV Image Processing for ASEAN Countries

21st –  25th August 2017
ASEAN Research and Training Center for Space Technology and Applications (ARTSA)
Sirindhorn Center for Geo-Informatics (SCGI),Space Krenovation Park, Chonburi Province, Thailand

Background
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Compared to manned aircraft, UAVs are often preferred for missions too “dull, dirty or dangerous” for humans. They ori ginated mostly in military applications, although their use is expanding in commercial, scientific, recreational, agricultural, and other applications, such as policing and surveillance, product deliveries, aerial photography, agriculture and drone racing. Civilian drones now vastly outnumber military drones, with estimates of over a million sold by 2015.

Recent developments in UAV platforms, sensors, and image processing techniques have resulted in an increasing uptake of this technology in the remote sensing science community.UAVs are repaid, efficient and flexible acquisition systems. They represent a valid alternative or a complementary solution to satellite or aieborne sensor especially for extremely high resolution acquissitions on small or inaccessible areas.

This course will introduce the main principle of UAV, flight control, data capture, image processing and data interpretation through a set of practical case studies. The course will strengthen current knowledge of UAV for remote sensing science and also address applications of UAV technology.

Objectives
To provide principles knowledge and concepts of UAV image processing
To provide hardware and and software integration and image processing techniques
To obtain a broad view of UAV applications for mapping, inventory of natural resources, disaster and to perform networking with other participants from ASEAN

Benefits
This course will increase and improve personnel capability in the ASEAN countries to apply benefits of UAV technology for country development and also respond the urgent situations such as disaster. Now UAV is emerging as a key tool for future applications.

Organizers
ASEAN Research and Training Center for Space Technology and Applications : (ARTSA)
GeoInformatics and Space Technology Development Agency (PublicOrganization) : (GISTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology : (MOST)
UNITARs Operational Satellite Applications : (UNOSAT)

 Date & Place
Date: 21st  – 25th August 2017
Duration: 5 days
Place: ARTSA, Sirindhorn Center for Geo-Informatics (SCGI),
Space Krenovation Park (SKP), Sri Racha, Chonburi, Thailand.
Location: 13.102001 N, 100.928833 E

Expected Participants from ASEAN countries

This training course is open to young scientists and professionals who are working in   a variety of image processing and who wish to expand, improve and adaptation their knowledge and skills in UAV technology.  Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Conditions: Early and mid-career scientists, and policy makers from ASEAN countries with background of geo-informatics. Satellite-based information or UAV applications are advantage and skills of fluent English communication are required.

Language
The language of the training course is English.

Lecturer
The lecturers will be composed of well-known experts on UAV tecchnology from GISTDA, UNOSAT and prominent organizations.

Scholarship
GISTDA and UNOSAT are pleased to offer scholarships to assist participation in the upcoming course being held in Sri Racha, Chonburi, Thailand during 21st – 25th August 2017. We encourage national and international researchers and scientists to apply. However, scholarships available to support participants in this training course are limited. The scholarship will cover the following expenses:

  • Registration fee
  • Lecture materials
  • All meals and break refreshment
  • Accommodation (Check in : 20th August 2017, Check out : 26th August 2017)

Not covered Air ticket, the life and health insurance

*** Scholarship is available to selected participants on competitive bases.***

XI. Contact

Dr. Tanita Suepa at tanita@gistda.or.th

Mr. Jakrapong Tawala at jakrapong@gistda.or.th

Ms. Nalini  Rangkaeo at nalini@gistda.or.th

ASEAN Research and Training Center for Space Technology and Applications : (ARTSA)
Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency :(Public Organization)
196 Phahonyotin Road, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, THAILAND
Tel: +66 (0)2 – 561 – 4504 – 5 Ext 431 Fax: +66 (0)2 – 561 – 4503