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Articles | Volume XLIII-B5-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B5-2020, 243–250, 2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B5-2020, 243–250, 2020

  24 Aug 2020

24 Aug 2020


M. Rutzinger1,2, K. Anders3, M. Bremer1,2, B. Höfle3, R. Lindenbergh4, S. Oude Elberink5, F. Pirotti6, M. Scaioni7,8, 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
  • 4Dept. of Geoscience & Remote Sensing, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 5ITC – Faculty of Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 6Interdepartmental Research Center of Geomatics (CIRGEO), University of Padova, Italy
  • 7Department of Architecture, Build Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 8College of Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China

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

Abstract. The 3rd edition of the international summer school “Close-range Sensing Techniques in Alpine terrain” took place in Obergurgl, Austria, in June 2019. This article reports on results from the training and seminar activities and the outcome of student questionnaire survey. Comparison between the recent edition and the past edition in 2017 shows no significant differences on the level of satisfaction on organizational and training aspects. Gender balance was present both in candidates and in the outcome of selections. Selection was based on past research activities and on topic relevance. The majority of trainees were therefore doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers, but also motivated master students participated. The training took place through keynotes, lectures, seminars, in the field with hands-on surveys followed by data analysis in the lab, and teamwork for preparing a final team presentation over different assignments.