International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

Date of Award


Degree Type

Final Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in GIS for Development and Environment (GISDE)


International Development, Community and Environment

Chief Instructor

Dr. Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger


My summer internship with Clark Labs was mainly focused on technological and methodological exploration of Sentinel-1 SLC data, under the direct supervision of James Toledano. The main responsibilities of my internship were understanding theory and science behind Sentinel-1, utilizing the SNAP toolbox to determine the proper imagery processing steps in order to distinguish the land structure clearly. 36 testing on different combination of acquisition modes, speckle filters and time gap were conducted during that time.

I would highly recommend this internship to other GISDE students. The dynamic nature of the GISDE program provides students with the opportunity to be able to apply their GIS and remote sensing knowledge using TerrSet. I was able to practice and refine several of the skills obtained at Clark University, while this internship experience brought me back a deeper understanding of geospatial analysis and a refined set of career goals.

The following pages described the introduction of organization, my responsibilities and assessments of this internship.



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