Feb 26, 2010

Master on Earth Remote Sensing and Observation Systems

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Accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles


The ERSOS (Earth Remote Sensing and Observation Systems) Specialized Master is a one-year professional degree course. Our goal is to deliver an international program in the field of Remote Sensing and Observation Systems. ERSOS aims to develop cutting edge (scientific) skills and competencies in every stage of the image chain, from the earth’s surface to remotely sensed data products: systems (satellites, etc.), scientific skills (earth remote sensing, image processing, data analysis, etc), technological sensors (satellite sensors, cameras, 3D, RADAR, lidar, microwaves, etc) and international project management. The spectrum of applications is very wide and related to numerous domains. It can be divided into three areas: Environmental issues (oceanography, sustainable development, forest and water management, etc.), Civil issues (GIS, Cartography, etc.) and Safety & Security.


Head of Program: Prof. Emmanuel Zenou
Phone: +33 (0)5 61 33 81 30
E-mail: emmanuel.zenou@isae.fr
Duration of studies: One year full time
Beginning of classes: September
Location: ISAE Campus SUPAERO, Toulouse, France
Teaching language: English

Pedagogical approach

First semester: academic session of courses from September to March.
More than 430 hrs of lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, and conferences in the field of earth observation.

Second semester: students conduct a professional thesis within an aerospace company, organization or laboratory in France or abroad. They are supervised by a tutor from the host organization and from ISAE.

Teaching staff

The teaching staff is composed of ISAE’s permanent professors and experts from Industries (EADS-Astrium, Infoterra, Spot Image, C-S, etc.), Institutions (CNES, etc.) and research centers (INRIA, ONERA, OMP, etc.) all related to Earth Observation Systems.

Syllabus (New program 2010 – 2011)

ERSOS Specialized Master courses improve scientific and technical knowledge and skills from the scene to information, via observation systems. The syllabus includes five parts:
Part 1 – Systems – 55 hrs
Image quality, satellite system, mission analysis, geographical information systems
Part 2 – Remote sensing and sensors – 80 hrs
Remote sensing, optical sensors, RADAR sensors, 3D.
Part 3 – Image analysis and data analysis – 110 hrs
Computer vision, optimization, advanced techniques in space imaging, data analysis
Part 4 – Applications- 95 hrs
Applications are divided into:
• environmental issues,
• civil issues,
• and military issues.
Application domains are: climatology and meteorology; oceanography; sustainable land management; forest, vegetation and agriculture; hydrology and water cycle; cartography and DEM; natural disasters; military environment.
Part 5 – Project – 90 hrs
Industrial or research project (including project management and system engineering), visits and seminars.

Career opportunities
The ERSOS Specialized Master Program leads students to applied technical engineering, research engineering, consulting or management in the fields of image and data processing, sustainable development, space systems, etc.

ERSOS Web: http://personnel.isae.fr/emmanuel-zenou/ersos/