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Introduction to Field Spectroscopy
8th, 9th and 10th April 2015 – University of Edinburgh
a 2½-day intensive course for PhD students, post-doctoral
researchers and early career scientists
The aim of this course is to provide an
introduction to the instrumentation, techniques
and best practice in field spectroscopy (FS).
The role of FS as a primary research technique
and its use to support Earth observation remote
sensing will also be covered. Drawing on the
resources held by the NERC Field
Spectroscopy Facility, the course is designed to
better equip users with the skills and know-how
to improve applications for support,
measurements made in the field and the
analysis of the data. The course will be
delivered by staff at the Field Spectroscopy
Topics covered include:
 The role of FS in research: terrestrial;
marine/aquatic; and atmospheric
 Radiometric concepts and use of FS terms.
 Instrument design and calibration
 Possible measurement modes
 Issues in field, and laboratory, FS sampling
design, measurement methods, measurement
uncertainties, and metadata collection.
 The data processing and analysis of spectral
 Validation of optical Earth Observations
Who should attend
The course will be of interest to PhD students,
post-doctoral researchers, or early career
scientists embarking on research projects where
the use of field spectroradiometric instruments
and data are being considered. It will also be of
benefit to proposers to the NERC Airborne
Research and Survey Facility, especially those
hoping to take advantage of the capabilities of
the new AISA hyperspectral imaging system.
The course is free to UK registered academics,
but participants will need to fund their own
travel and accommodation during their stay in
For course registration and further enquiries
please contact Dr Alasdair Mac Arthur at the
NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility,
University of Edinburgh, Grant Institute,
West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JW
Tel: 0131 6505926; Fax: 0131 6505901;
Email: [email protected];

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