News - 19/07/2018
New ESR position focused on fluorescence open for applications at Research Center Jülich, Germany!
One Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position is offered in the frame of TRuStEE – Training on Remote Sensing for Ecosystem modelling, a Marie SklodowskaCurie Innovative Training Network Action. Head over to the link to learn more! https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/325377 ESR POSITION TOPIC Sun-induced and laser-induced fluorescence –novel indicators of vegetation stress and resource use efficiency. ... Read more
Close your eyes and imagine a Spanish beach, the dazzling sun, a splashing sea… “¡vaya, vaya! Aquí no hay playa!” In fact, Spain almost didn’t have the sun that week when 12 TRUSTEE early stage researchers (ESRs) and trainees from Spanish National Research Council (CSIS), Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry and University of Extremadura gathered again to study a pasture tree-grass ecosystem (‘dehesa’) of Majadas. What ESRs learnt this time – read here. ... Read more
News - 19/04/2018
(VIDEO) TRUSTEE – remote sensing for ecosystem modelling – An insight into the network
In this video the “TRUSTEE – remote sensing for ecosystem modelling” Marie Skłodowska-Curie action Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) is presented. The footage was shot during the Training School on drone field operations for environmental monitoring, held in Falmouth (UK) in 2017. TRUSTEE students from all over Europe learned how to use drones to acquire remote sensing images, process them, and get out fruitful information for their own scientific project. Be sure to check us out on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TRUSTEEnetwork) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ITNTrustee/)! Read more
DE IT FR HI RU ES EN Flying drones is fun for everyone and this autumn in the UK the TRUSTEE ESRs had the opportunity to experience it. The third TRuStEE technical course focused on drone operation was recently (30 October to 3 November) held at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), Penryn campus, University of Exeter. The course provided a unique opportunity for the ESRs to learn how drones can be used for ecosystem monitoring. This four-day course was organized by Dr. Karen Anderson and her colleagues from the ESI, giving a theoretical and practical knowledge of handling drones for research purposes. The course covered different aspects of drone operations, such as principles of drone flying, electronic components of drone, sensors for research purpose, flight planning, drone data processing etc. During the training, the usage of drones was explained through case studies by Dr. David Luscombe (Thermal imaging using drone), Davis Walker (Study of Ocean glitter), Dr. Karen Anderson (‘Structure from motion’ models using drone images for Beaver impact assessment). Dr. Alasdair Mac Arthur (Theory of spectral sensor calibration and characterization). After two days of theory, finally, a day of practice followed! Course participants were taken to the Woodland Valley Farm, where beavers have been introduced to control natural floods. Here, Mr. Chris Jones, the owner of the farm, explained the role of beavers in flood control and impact of the beaver introduction on the ecosystem. The goal of that day was to collect UAV-based data for Structure from Motion analysis to monitor beavers’ impacts on the vegetation. Taking turns, the researchers played roles of pilot and co-pilot and surveyed the ground control points that would be used for the post-processing of the obtained data. ... Read more