General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Enviromental Monitoring
Language English
Module lecturer dr Jakub Ceglarek
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 15


Module aim (aims)

The aim of this module is an introduction to the methods and practices concerning caring out monitoring of environment using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. At the end of the module student will understand legislative and practical aspects of such operations. Student will also learn how to prepare various products and how to interprete them in the context of envriomental monitoring.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic computer skills, prior konwledge of GIS software is not required.


Week 1: Introduction to UAV operations principles and legislation.
Week 2: Collecting data with an UAV (outdoor).
Week 3: Image processing and calibration principals.
Week 4: Digital elevation models and introduction to photogrammetry.
Week 5: Orthomosaicking and vegetation indices.
Week 6: Time series analysis and incorporation of other remote sensing data.
Week 7: Thermal cameras and images.

Reading list

• UAV Sensors for Environmental Monitoring (2018) MDPI Felipe Gonzalez Toro and Antonios Tsourdos
• Unmanned Aerial Remote Sensing-UAS for Environmental Applications (2020) CRC Press David R. Green
• Unmanned Aerial Vehicle: Applications In Agriculture And Environment (2020) Springer Ram Avtar, Teiji Watanabe
• Small Flying Drones: Applications for Geographic Observation (2018) Springer Gianluca Casagrande, András Sik, Gergely Szabó