International Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IGARSS) 2020 Summer School

Increase your knowledge of remote sensing theory and practical applications!

Description of photo Network with other students and young professionals, as well as the summer school instructors who are world-renowned leaders in the field of remote sensing. At this year’s summer school, you will spend four days learning advanced remote sensing applications, with a focus on disasters and volcanic eruptions. Each day will be comprised of seminar lectures and hands-on applications and the final day will include a fieldtrip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You will gain knowledge in thermal imaging, SAR interferometry, and small unmanned aerial systems, as well as analysis techniques for feature extraction, target detection, and mapping. Weather permitting, you will participate in flight tests of drones for precision mapping.

Aerial photo of the UH Hilo campus down to Hilo Bay
Aerial photo of the UH Hilo campus down to Hilo Bay

Questions can be directed to Dr. Ryan Perroy at We look forward to seeing you at the UH Hilo main campus on July 14-17, 2020


    Remote Sensing Techniques

    • Thermal imaging
    • SAR interferometry
    • sUAS operations
    • Geospatial data analysis

    Natural Disaster Mapping

    • Volcanic eruption
    • Tsunami
    • Earthquake
    • Wildfire

    Registration (required to participate)

    Register Online

    PLEASE NOTE: you must create an account to register.

    Registration Fee: $ 100.00
    Registration Deadline: May 15, 2020


    Dr. Maria Fabrizia Buongiorno is the Director of Technological Research at the Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia in Rome, Italy.

    Dr. Paolo Gamba is a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Biomedical, and Computer Engineering at the University of Pavia in Pavia, Italy.

    Dr. Ryan Perroy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Director of the Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) Lab at UH Hilo.

    Dr. Scott Rowland is a Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at UH Mānoa.

    Dr. Robert Wright is the Interim Director of the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology at UH Mānoa.


    On-Campus Accomodations (from $37 per night)

    Hilo-area hotels:

    Get to Know the UH Hilo Campus

    Take the self-guided tour, from Campus Visits and Tours.

    For more information

    Contact the 2020 Summer School Organizer, Ryan Perroy
    Associate Professor, Geography, Geography Department
    (808) 932-7259
    (808) 932-7098
    Kanakaʻole Hall (K), Room 275