ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume IV-2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-2, 239–246, 2018
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-2, 239–246, 2018

  28 May 2018

28 May 2018


M. Rutzinger1,2, M. Bremer1,2, B. Höfle3,4, M. Hämmerle3,11, R. Lindenbergh5, S. Oude Elberink6, F. Pirotti7, M. Scaioni8,9, D. Wujanz10, and T. Zieher1,2 M. Rutzinger et al.
  • 1Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
  • 2Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 3GIScience, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 4Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE), Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 5Dept. of Geoscience & Remote Sensing, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • 6ITC – Faculty of Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation, University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • 7Interdepartmental Research Center of Geomatics (CIRGEO), University of Padova
  • 8Department of Architecture, Build Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 9College of Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China
  • 10Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 11Research Group for Earth Observation, Department of Geography, Heidelberg University of Education, Germany

Keywords: knowledge transfer, PhD training, summer school, natural hazards, vegetation mapping, glaciology, terrestrial laser scanning, close-range photogrammetry, thermography, education, multi-temporal 3D point cloud analysis

Abstract. The 2nd international summer school “Close-range sensing techniques in Alpine terrain” was held in July 2017 in Obergurgl, Austria. Participants were trained in selected close-range sensing methods, such as photogrammetry, laser scanning and thermography. The program included keynotes, lectures and hands-on assignments combining field project planning, data acquisition, processing, quality assessment and interpretation. Close-range sensing was applied for different research questions of environmental monitoring in high mountain environments, such as geomorphologic process quantification, natural hazard management and vegetation mapping. The participants completed an online questionnaire evaluating the summer school, its content and organisation, which helps to improve future summer schools.