MOOC | Remote Sensing for Archaeology

MOOC | Remote Sensing for Archaeology

MOOC | Remote Sensing for Archaeology


Enrol in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of i.DAI.tutorials and learn about “Remote Sensing for Archaeology” in your own time and free of charge in English or Arabic.

The lessons comprise the multitude of insights you need to collect during the first years of applying this Over the last couple of decades, scientific breakthroughs in the field of space science meant that better earth observation satellites are constantly being launched, significantly decreasing the ground and temporal resolutions and revolutionizing the way we look and study Earth and its processes. Archaeology is picking up on this trend and the number of remote sensing oriented archaeological studies is increasing every year. This tutorial is aimed at guiding the reader through the basics of Optical and Microwave Remote Sensing, highlighting the major open source remote sensing image repositories, and discussing several remote sensing methodologies used in archaeological research to map, discover, and monitor archaeological sites.

Join the iDAI.tutorials Website

To participate create an account on the iDAI.tutorials Website. The courses are designed as autodidactic learning experiences and provide texts and videos. You can track your progress and start the course whenever and wherever you want. The website offers several other courses for cultural heritage experts and young professionals.

About the iDAI.tutorials

The platform iDAI.tutorials of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) offers online courses and resources for Cultural Heritage professionals. All courses are free of charge and available in English and Arabic. The courses aim at empowering individuals working in the field of archaeology, cultural heritage and museum management. In addition, the platform offers the first Arabic translations of international standards and guidelines on digitisation (such as OAIS, Dublin Core, etc).

Courses and resources are being continuously developed and added by the various initiatives of the project “KulturGutRetter” with the support of the Archaeological Heritage Network.

The platform was initially developed in the framework of the Funds-in-Trust agreement “Capacity Building, Technical and Media Support” between UNESCO and the German Archaeological Institute.

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