Jurassic Scan : Remote scanning in Palaeontology and Earth Observation

General description

Have you ever dreamed of unlocking the mysteries of the ancient world and unlocking the secrets of our planet's past? Have you ever imagined discovering the ancient habitats and ecosystems of the dinosaurs and other reptiles?

Welcome to this thrilling course where we will embark on a journey through time and technology. Welcome to JURASSIC SCAN! Our journey will be divided into two parts, each of which will unlock a new aspect of the earth's history and future.

The first part of the course will focus on a SAR (synthetic aperture radar) remote sensing, which includes: some remote sensing concepts, and radar remote sensing specifically. Then, the three main aspects of SAR remote sensing are developeds: amplitude, polarization, and phase.. Here, we will explore how scientists use satellite imagery to study the earth from space. You will learn how to analyze data from these scans to determine how the earth's ice floes are changing and what the implications are for our planet's future.

In the second part of the course, we will examine how scientists scan fossils of dinosaurs and other reptiles to reconstruct the environments of the past. You will learn how to interpret data from these scans and how to use it to reconstruct the earth's ancient climates, habitats, and ecosystems.

By the end of this course, you will have a deep understanding of how the earth's past and future are intertwined and how remote scanning can help us to better understand our planet. So join us on this exciting journey and discover the secrets of the earth's past and future!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering , Environmental Engineering , Geology
Content and topics:
3D scanning on Mesozoïc reptiles and SAR Remote Sensing
Learning goals and objectives:
Learning the basics of how to solve palaeobiological problematics and a comprehensive understanding of synthetic aperture radar remote sensing, including the acquisition components and principles, as well as a hands-on experience at the Liège Space Center.
Examination type:
3-hours written exam
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Participants will be selected based on their motivation letter and their answers to the three questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Participants will sleep in the student dormitories.
3 meals a day with a least one hot meal.
Use of car, train, bus, even feet, all provided for free by the organisers.