1. Training Course
The training course organized by LOC PORSEC 2002 was done on August 29th to September 1st, 2002 in University of Udayana at Bukit Jimbaran-Bali Island, Indonesia. The PORSEC 2002 training is concentrated for practices rather than traditional lectures. However short lectures are given on the basic of remote sensing for sea surface temperature, microwave and ocean color remote sensing. We discuss the applications of remote sensing on the global phenomena like El Nino or La Nina and regional phenomena. A basic PORSEC policy is to encourage young scientists for the wide use of remote sensing, especially in Third World countries. Therefore, the LOC PORSEC 2002 invited young scientists and engineers from Third World countries who work in the satellite remote sensing field to participate in this training course. Also, the LOC requested the trainees candidates to prepare a basic study through our homepage for the training course and to make clear their intention either to work on the global phenomena or regional phenomena. The training course was organized with two days introduction of remote sensing on sea surface temperature, microwave, and ocean color remote sensing, and two days practice with remote sensing data on global and regional phenomena.
Chairman of LOC for PORSEC 2002
Aug. 29, 2002 (Fri.) 09:00 Opening ceremony Opening address by Sugimori and Pasaribu Special lecture by Alpers 10:00 - 11:30 Basic for SST and microwave remote sensing 14:00 - 17:00 Basic for SST and microwave remote sensing SST principles by Zhao Passive microwave by Konda Active microwave by Mitnic Aug. 30, 2002 (Sat.) 09:00 - 12:00 Basic for ocean color remote sensing Introduction by Senga Atmospheric correction by Toratani In-water algorithm by Saitoh Primary productivity by Asanuma 13:30 - 15:30 Introduction for application El Ninos and La Ninas by Pankajakshan Carbon flux by Akiyama Indonesian archipelagos by Hendariti 15:45 - 17:00 Introduction to SeaDAS Introduction by Sasaoka Aug. 31, 2002 (Sun.) 09:00 - 12:00 Practice by 8 groups 13:30 - 17:00 Practice Sep. 1, 2002 (Mon.) 09:00 - 12:00 Practice and preparation for report 13:30 - 16:20 Presentation from 8 groups 16:40 - 17:00 Closing ceremony
Location of training course: University of Udayana Number of trainees: 30 trainees from Indonesia and 8 trainees from Southeast Asia countries.
2. Virtual College
We, PORSEC commissions for virtual college, would like to propose to open a virtual college at some web sites for students who are going to work on the satellite oceanography. Currently, we are planning to make available the power point files from the PORSEC 2002 training course including practice and answers. We plan to have active responses from and to students for practice and answers through e-mail with some key persons.
These power point files include basics to applications of remote sensing as listed on the training course. The basics may cover remote sensing by thermal infrared, passive and active microwave, and ocean color remote sensing. The applications may cover regional and global oceanography combining multi-spectrum remote sensing. The regional applications could be increased by contributions from PORSEC members.
The power point files have some original and copied tables and figures. Similarly, satellite data also should be carefully treated for parts of lectures and for practice. These points should be carefully discussed and prepared before opening the virtual college of PORSEC at the web sites.
We are planning to open a test site by the end of 2003. We are very happy to have your suggestions or comments on the virtual college any time.
Commissions for virtual college: I. Asanuma and Y. Kim