Fortezza da Basso
13/16 Ottobre 2021


Technology Expo

Earth Technology Expo | Firenze, Fortezza da Basso

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Workshop with Hands-on Training Geospatial intelligence for mapping land and water change

1 day workshop for learning how to use satellite data for producing digital maps with a focus on natural resources and disasters

Satellite observations provide powerful data and tools for understanding and managing natural resources and mitigating nuisance impacts of natural and human-driven disasters. Earth observation supports scientists, professionals, governmental agencies as well as citizens for improved awareness, knowledge, and informed decision making towards sustainable and safe use of land and water systems. Geospatial Intelligence integrates Remote Sensing data and tools fostering multidisciplinary analytical capabilities able to work effectively at different scales, from global to regional mapping efforts. Geospatial Intelligence also supports joint efforts of satellite-sourced EO with Open Geo Data, Big Data, and Citizen Engagement.

This workshop is free to attend with no prerequisites for participants. The course is tailored for students, young scientists, and professionals but anyone interested is welcome.  In one day both theoretical introduction lectures and hand-on materials will be used for a start-to-finish project development using geospatial intelligence platforms and algorithms to analyze and map land-water change across scales. Participants will work in groups and prepare within the same day a project on 3 main thematic areas.

Theme 1) Water change and floods F. Nardi, F. Castelli, E. Caporali, A. Annis, C. Arrighi, T. Pacetti

Theme 2) Land change, water management and food production E. Bresci, G. Castelli, C. Dibari, L. Stendardi

Theme 3) Forest change detection and impacts G. Chirici, S. Francini

This event is organized by the Water Resource Research & Documentation Center (WARREDOC) of Università per Stranieri di Perugia in collaboration with the COPERNICUS Research Unit, the Water Harvesting Lab, the EcoAgroMeteo Group, the Laboratory of forest geomatics (GeoLab) and the Spatial Data Laboratory (LDT) of Università degli Studi di Firenze.

The course is in the English language, but special assistance is available also in the Italian language. All participants that will complete the workshop and hand-on training will receive a certificate of attendance.


10.00 - 13.30

To apply to the free course you need to register by accessing the dedicated web page at For info write to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.


  • 09:00 Workshop introduction
    Fernando Nardi, Filippo Maria Soccodato
  • 9:30-10:00 Introduction to satellite data and algorithms for Earth Observation
    Fabio Castelli, Gherardo Chirici, Andrea Taramelli
  • 10:00-12:00 Training with Hands-On: Using Google Earth Engine data and algorithms for mapping earth features and dynamics
    Antonio Annis, Giulio Castelli, Saverio Francini, Tommaso Pacetti, Laura Stendardi, Chiara Arrighi
  • 13:30-14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30-16:00 Supervised team work by participants to develop their own project
  • 16:00-17:00 Presentation of projects
  • 17:00-17:30 Workshop closing and certificates ceremony

Info on organization and logistics
Participants are requested to bring their own laptops. Software installations no needed (web-based applications will be used)
Online participation is possible (write us if interested). For more info visit

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