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Certificate in Remote Sensing for Forest Monitoring

30 - 31st May 2020
[Online Course]

Institute for Biodiversity conservation and Training is pleased to announce online certificate course in Remote Sensing for forest monitoring. The course will be delivered online (Live) betwen 30-31th May 2020. In this course, the participants will be introduced to Concepts of Remote Sensing and its application in monitoring forest cover change with hands-on-training using open-source software.

What is Remote Sensing?

Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object and thus in contrast to on-site observation, especially the Earth.

Why monitoring forests?

Deforestation, forest degradation and peat land fires accounted for around 15% of global anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) between 1997 and 2006 (Van der Werf, 2019). The drivers and intensity of degradation vary by region (Kissinger G, 2012), but the impact of forest loss and degradation can be felt at all scales, from global climate change to declining economic value of forest resources and biodiversity and threatened local livelihoods. Urgent and decisive action to curb the extent of deforestation and forest degradation, and promote the enhancement of carbon stocks through regeneration and afforestation, and thus better accounting of CO2 sources and sinks is paramount. Therefore, developing Remote Sensing skills to effectively monitor forest cover and assessing change is crucial and leads to mulitple opportunities in near future.


By the end of the course, the candidates will be familiar with theory and gain practical experience in Remote Sensing, Forest change monitoring and related subjects.

Who can attend this course?

Students pursuing Bachelor's, Master Degree, M.Phil., Post-Doc, Research Scholars, Researchers, Scientists who are working across broad range of fields can benefit from the course.

Experienced and would like enhance knowledge can also apply.


By the end of the course, the candidates will be equipped on:

1. Priniciples of Remote Sensing.
2. Digital Image processing - Preprocessing, Unsupervised classification and Supervised classification.
3. Assess change in forest cover over a period of time.

No of Seats: 25

What should I do to attend Course?
Email following details to and you'll be notified if you're selected.

Mobile No:
Email id:
Institution Name/University Name:

Selection of Candidates:
This course accepts 25 students based on first come first serve basis. The selected candidates will be notified by email and are required pay course fee within 3 calendar days from the date of notification. The participation will be confirmed after we receive the course fee.

Course timings:
The course will commence at 10:00 AM and expected to complete by 18:00 pm.

What is the cost of the course?
The cost of the course is Rs. 3,000.00 (Rupees three thousand only). The fee covers the lectures, hands-on training, certificate, course material, and data sets.

What will I get?
Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will receive Certificate.

Attendance to all the sessions are mandatory.

Laptop with camera, Good quality internet connection (4G) and headset with Mic.

For any further queries please feel free to email your questions to

Note: IBCT will not be responsible for any technical glitches arising at candidate premises. In case of technical difficulties at IBCT premises an alternative training date will be annouced. In case if candidates could not attend training due to unavoidable circumstances after payment of fees, candidates can choose alternative course or dates and notify the training team about thier participation and obtain permission in writing.  

Training and Development team.
Institute for Biodiversity Conservation & Training (IBCT),
#5, 7th Main road, Shankar nagar, 
Bangalore 560096, Karnataka,


#5, 7th Main road, Shankar nagar, Bangalore 560096, Karntaka, India