Training Workshop on Earth Observation Applications in Agriculture & Forestry

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 8:00am

Duration: 4 Weeks
Hours: 2.5 Hours / Days: 2 days a week
Total Hours: 20 Hours



The NCRA Agricultural Robotics Lab and the Center for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT), LUMS in collaboration with the Institute of Space and Technology (IST)  is organizing a four-week training workshop on “Earth Observation Applications in Agriculture and Forestry”. The delivery mode of this workshop is virtual.


About the Workshop:

Estimates and forecasts of crop type mapping, yield estimation, forest carbon stock dynamics, tree species mapping, time series analysis of forest- Deforestation and forest degradation and time series analysis of agriculture – Phenology are of critical importance to policy makers for the planning of agricultural production, monitoring of food supply and management of forest resources. The importance of agriculture & forests for a country like Pakistan is significant and well known. The satellite remote sensing applications in forestry offer great advantages and can lead to better monitoring, planning and management of forest resources in the country. The operational use of satellite-based open source information to monitor climate, crops & forests at daily to seasonal scales along with models for integrated analysis, provides cost effective means to support decision making process.


Workshop Objectives:

This workshop aims to train professionals from relevant institutions on satellite data analysis for agriculture & forest monitoring. In addition, this training will provide knowledge on theoretical foundations of optical remote sensing and microwave Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data analysis, with hands-on practice in relevant satellite data analysis by utilizing Google Earth Engine (GEE) cloud computing platform, ESA Sentinel Applications Platform (SNAP), and other related software. The training is also expected to initiate and foster further training by the workshop participants to promote institutional capacities in use of Earth Observation technologies for the agriculture & forest sector.


Training Resource Person:

  • Dr. Waqas Qazi (Assistant Professor- IST, Islamabad)
  • Dr. Hammad Gilani (Assistant Professor- IST, Islamabad)
  • Mr. Salar Saeed (Research Associate- NARL LUMS)
  • Mr. Muhammad Usman Qadeer (Research Assistant- NARL LUMS)



Interested applicants should complete the online registration by August 12, 2020, on the following link:
The registration fees are as follows:

Registration Fee per participant

Industry: PKR 15,000
Public Sector/Academia/NGOs: PKR 10,000
Student: PKR 3,000
Students (Group of 5): PKR 1,500


Registration payment should be in the form of a Bank draft on the name of “Lahore University of Management Sciences”. The deadline for the payment is August 14, 2020. Please send your pay order on below address,


Mr. Soban Hameed
WIT Center, LUMS University
Opposite sector U, DHA, Lahore



For more details, please contact
Soban Hameed, Admin Manager
Phone: +92 332 4495057