The University of Jordan (UJ) organized a training course on remote sensing applications based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for environmental and agricultural monitoring.
The training targeted academics, agricultural and environmental researchers and conservationists from the public and private sectors.
Course Coordinator and Assistant Dean of the School of Agriculture for Quality and Development, Dr. Amani Al-Assaf, said that the two-weeks training aimed to build the research competencies of institutions concerned with the use and analysis of UAV aerial multispectral images.
The course was held in partnership with several ministries, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, National Agricultural Research Center, Royal Botanic Garden, Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), Jordan Exporters and Producers Association for Fruit and Vegetables (JEPA), and professors from the School of Agriculture at the University, including Dr. Yahya Othman, Dr. Bassem Garala and Dr. Malek Ajlouni.
The course was supported by the Dutch organization for internationalisation in education (NUFFIC) through the University of Twente, Netherlands, within the Orange Knowledge Programme-Tailor-Made Training 2019, which aims at providing training and education for professionals through short group training courses that are tailor-made to the specific needs of an organization.