Inaugural University of Auckland & Second IEEE GRSS Instrumentation and Future Technologies

Remote Sensing Summer School (IFT-R3S)

January 30 – February 3 2023


The New Zealand’s University of Auckland is pleased to host a IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Summer School in behalf of the Instrumentation and Future Technologies Technical Committee (IFT).

The IFT is one of the six technical committees of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). Its mission is to foster international cooperation in advancing the state-of-the-art in geoscience remote sensing instrumentation and technologies that improve knowledge for the betterment of society and the global environment.

This inaugural  New Zealand summer school is linked to the 2nd IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing society (GRSS) Instrumentation and Future Technologies (IFT) Remote Sensing Summer School (IFT-R3S).


The objective of the  Summer School on Instrumentation and Future Technologies for Remote Sensing (IFT-R3S) is to promote future research in remote sensing, connect Master students, junior Ph.D. students, recent graduates, and young professionals, with research groups linked to the IFT Technical Committee, and to highlight the educational activities of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). The Summer School will have a focus on remote-sensing instrumentation, particularly for Earth science with aspirations to:

1) develop and foster domestic expertise and capacity in this sector
2) heighten international visibility of New Zealand in the space Earth observing sector.



  • Radar principles, applications, instruments
  • SAR principles, SAR operation modes, SAR processing and Interferometry
  • GNSS remote sensing, GNSS reflectometry, GNSS-R instrument design


Organising Committee

Delwyn Moller (General chair, technical content — radar)
Catherine Qualtrough (Operations Management)
Younis, Marwan (technical contents – SAR)
Andrew O’Brien (technical content – GNSS-R/SoOP)
Alejandro Frery (GRSS liaison)