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 online summer school, you will spend two days learning advanced remote sensing applications, with a focus on volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Italy. Each session will include presentations, research examples, and time for questions and discussion. You will gain knowledge in thermal imaging, SAR interferometry, and small unmanned aerial systems applications for volcanic remote sensing.

Aerial photo of the UH Hilo campus down to Hilo BayAerial 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 online July 15-16, 2020!


    Remote Sensing Techniques

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

    Registration (required to participate)

    Registration Deadline: July 10, 2020


    Wednesday, July 15th

    Time Topic Instructor
    Session 1: 1700-2000 CES (0500-0800 HST) sUAS Operations over Active Eruptions in Hawaii Ryan Perroy
    Session 2: 2100-2400 CES (0900-120 HST) SAR Interferometry Scott Rowland

    Thursday, July 16th

    Time Topic Instructor
    Session 3: 1700-2000 CES (0500-0800 HST) Thermal Remote Sensing for Volcanoes in Italy Fabrizia Buongiorno
    Session 4: 2100-2400 CES (0900-120 HST) Thermal Remote Sensing for Volcanoes in Hawaii Robert Wright


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

    For more information

    Contact the 2020 Summer School Organizer.

    (808) 932-7259

    (808) 932-7098

    Kanakaʻole Hall, room 275