Course description

As water security under changing climate being one of the most critical international issues, the current challenges and opportunities lie in:

  • 1 the capability of the water cycle model in representing the physical hydrological process and
  • 2 accuracy, reliability, and adequacy of forcing data (ground and remote sensing observation).

Satellite remote sensing technique bears the promising potential to overcome the limited spatial coverage of in-situ observations thus enabling better understanding of water cycles at regional and global scales. Particularly, satellite remote sensing technique is of importance for emerging regions where have inadequate or even no in-situ observations. However, Universities in engineering or applied science has been slow to embrace satellite remote sensing.

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This course aims to provide students a fundamental yet practical skillset to understand basics of satellite remote sensing for hydrology and water resource management under changing climate. Specifically, it addresses the following questions:

  • What are the satellite missions/data available for water and climate study?
  • How remote-sensing data can be used for water security study, especially over emerging regions such South America?
  • What have we contributed to the hydrological capacity building over the globe?
Objetivos específicos
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The course is aimed at
Degree students, MSc students, PhD students, biologists, climatologists, environmentalists, hydrologists, hydro-meteorologist, and any professional interested in environmental and geosciences issues related to scarce data, which could be replaced with remote sensing.
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Motivated by the innovative satellite remote sensing technologies and advance in hydrology, this short course particularly addresses the challenges and opportunities stated above in the course description; and reviews the multiple satellite remote sensing observation for water cycle over the globe from NASA Applied Science and the National Weather Center HyDROS Lab (

The course includes three Sections:

  • 1) overviews the satellite remote sensing observations of global water cycle components;
  • 2) reviews the various applications of satellite remote sensing to hydrology and climate study in different regions; and
  • 3) further introduces hydrological capacity building efforts by collaborating with decision makers, in order to enhance the preparedness and mitigation of the water-disasters and climate change.

Dr. Yang Hong (

Dr. Hong is currently professor of hydro-meteorology-climatology and remote sensing in the School of Civil Engineering & Environmental Sciences and in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. Previously, he was a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Post-doc researcher at University of California, Irvine.

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Marisol Cano Busquets
Decana de la Facultad de Comunicación y Lenguaje
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Marisol Cano Busquets
Decana de la Facultad de Comunicación y Lenguaje
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Marisol Cano Busquets
Decana de la Facultad de Comunicación y Lenguaje
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Marisol Cano Busquets
Decana de la Facultad de Comunicación y Lenguaje
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
The classes will be taught in English by Dr. Hong, with the assistance of Professor Juan Giraldo for a better understanding of the students.
Digital certification will be granted to those who have completed at least 80% of the scheduled activities.


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Face-to-face Classes:
tuesday to friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. 
June 29, 2023
***Los estudiantes que realicen inscripción a través de Educación Continua no tendrán reconocimiento de créditos, de requerir créditos deben realizar inscripción a través de la secretaria de la facultad y validar los costos del programa dado que estará sujeto al valor del crédito en la facultad.

4% por pronto pago: Este descuento es el único acumulable y aplica si  pago es realizado un mes antes de iniciar el programa.
10% por ser egresado o estudiante (activo) en pregrado o posgrado de la Universidad Javeriana.
10% por afiliación a la caja de compensación Cafam.
15% para grupos de 3 a 5 participantes en el mismo programa.
20% para grupos de 6 participantes en el mismo programa y en el tercer diplomado realizado consecutivamente.

Apertura y fecha de inicio: la apertura y la fecha de inicio del programa dependerá del mínimo número de inscritos, establecido por la Universidad.
Certificación: se otorgará certificación a quien haya cumplido como mínimo con el 80% de las actividades programadas en el aula.
Forma de pago: efectivo, cheque de gerencia, tarjeta de crédito (recibimos todas las tarjetas, cuenta de cobro).

Válido para Colombia:
**Art. 92 Ley 30 de 1992 - Las Instituciones de Educación Superior no son responsables del
**Numeral 6 del Art. 476 Estatuto Tributario (ET) - Servicios excluidos del impuesto sobre las ventas.