DATE: 19th – 24th September 2022


HOST: Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr)

LOCATION: Wrocław and Rybnik, Poland

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 first part of the summer school will start in Wroclaw, Poland, hosted by the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics  of UPWr, while the second part will take place in Rybnik, about 200km from Wroclaw, in the Historical mine Ignacy.

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)
In addition the school will include:
  • field measurements with GNSS and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • a panel with soft skills training
  • a workshop with presentation of the latest scientific work of the GATHERS PhD students done during the internships in TU Delft, TU Wien and La Sapienza in 2021
  • guided tour to the Historical mine Ignacy museum
There is NO fee for participants of the school. The organisers will cover:
  • accommodations in Wroclaw and Rybnik
  • coffee breaks
  • lunches
  • gala dinner in Rybnik
  • bus transfer between Wroclaw and Rybnik
  • guided tour in the Historical mine Ignacy museum


  • Mattia Crespi (University of Rome La Sapienza, GNSS-seismology specialist)
  • Augusto Mazzoni (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)
  • Camillo Ressl (TU Wien, LiDAR specialist)
  • Grzegorz Jóźków (UPWr, UAV and LiDAR specialist)
  • Agata Walicka (UPWr, UAV and LiDAR specialist)

Access to the full programme and training material (both theory and practicals) will be available here soon.