DATE: 28th August – 1st September 2023


HOST: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

LOCATION: Delft, the Netherlands

TOPICS: InSAR, LiDAR, GNSS-seismology for monitoring and modelling the Earth’s surface deformations and seismic risk

PARTICIPANTS: MSc, PhD students, researchers and professional LiDAR, GNSS and InSAR users. The participants in the GATHERS summer school will get a certificate of 2 ECTS.

REQUIREMENTS: bring your laptop


The main topic of the school will be to present the theoretical and practical aspects in surface deformation monitoring by application of the three main observing methods used within the GATHERS project:

  • Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)
  • Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
  • Global navigation satellite system (GNSS)

There is NO fee for participants of the school. The organisers will cover:

  • accommodations in Delft
  • coffee breaks
  • lunches
  • gala dinner
  • guided tour in the historical city of Delft


  • Mattia Crespi (University of Rome La Sapienza, GNSS-seismology specialist)
  • Jan Kaplon (UPWr, GNSS-seismology specialist)
  • Ramon Hanssen (TU Delft, InSAR specialist)
  • Freek van Leijen (TU Delft, InSAR specialist)
  • Maya Ilieva (UPWr, InSAR specialist)
  • Norbert Pfeifer (TU Wien, LiDAR specialist)
  • Grzegorz Jóźków (UPWr, UAV and LiDAR specialist)
  • Kamila Pawłuszek-Filipiak (UPWr, InSAR specialist)
  • Augusto Mazzoni (University of Rome La Sapienza, GNSS-seismology specialist)
  • Iwona Kudłacik (UPWr, GNSS-seismology specialist)
  • Małgorzata Jarząbek-Rychard (UPWr, LiDAR specialist)
  • Taşkın Özkan  (TU Wien, LiDAR specialist)

Preliminary Program for the Summer School:

Due to possible last minute changes, the final version will be shared at the opening session.