Services & Price Listing

ESRS has state-of-the-art facilities for image processing (ENVI, PCI), GIS applications (ArcGIS), groundwater flow modeling (GMS), and rainfall runoff modeling (WMS, SWAT). The fees for such applications are as follows:

By ESRS Personal

Computer Time $40/hr
Image Processing $40/hr
GIS Applications $40/hr
Modeling $65/hr

ESRS has an A0 color scanner and an A0 color printer. Fees for using these are as follows:

A0 Scan                                                                        $75/scan
A0 Print                                                                        $75/print

ESRS has expertise constructing and launching web-based GIS using ArcGIS Server services. Fees for such applications include:

Launching a New Site $3000-6000
Hosting 1 TB of Data $750/month

Extraction of precipitation (TRMM) 3-hourly data (1998-2015), SSMI 4-hourly data (1987-present)

1×1 Degree $1500
3×3 Degree $3000
6×6 Degree $4500
>6x6Degree Consult with ESRS

Extraction, pre-processing and post-processing for AVHRR, MODIS, AMSR-E, QuickSCAT, Sentinel-1-2-3, Landsat, SPOT, World View

Number of images

10 $150
11-50 $1500
51-200 $3000
201-500 $5000
>500 Consult with ESRS

GRACE Applications:

Generation of GRACE and GRACE-FO derived products (trend, time series, seasonal cycle, phase and amplitude)
for the period 2002-present over a hydrologic system (watersheds, aquifers, marshlands) of interest

Assessing Local Land deformation:

Applying radar interferometric techniques (PSI) to assess land deformation over local (<400 km2) geologic features
(e.g., slopes, sinkholes), infrastructure (roads, buildings, mining sites) using Sentinel-1 data

Continuous Monitoring of Local Land Deformation:

Development of fully automated continuous monitoring system for land deformation over local  (<400 km2)
geologic features (e.g., slopes, sink holes) or infrastructure (roads, buildings, mining sites) using Sentinel-1 data
and applying PSI techniques. The system is updated every 24-48 days
Development of an interactive web-based GIS to host and update the extracted LOS deformation;
hosting, maintaining, updating, the website, and archiving data products


Countrywide Continuous Monitoring of Land Deformation:

Development of a countrywide automated system for monitoring land deformation such as
the one developed for the country of Qatar (
For cost contact Dr. Mohamed Sultan (
Consult with Dr. Mohamed Sultan

ESRS Training Courses (click here for detailed information)

Course Title


Price/week ($US; Single Person)

Price/week ($US; 2-5 Persons)

Geologic & Environmental Remote Sensing Course 2/4 Weeks 3000 6000
Hydrogeology Field Course* 6 Weeks 3000 6000
Remote Sensing Digital Image Processing & Applications 2/4 Weeks 3000 6000
Rainfall-Runoff Modeling using SWAT 2/4 Weeks 3000 6000
Introduction to Groundwater Modeling 2/4 Weeks 3000 6000
Applications of Geographic Information Systems in Hydrogeology 2/4 Weeks 3000 6000
Application of Geochemistry in Hydrogeology 2/3 Weeks 3000 6000
Computer Science Applications in Hydrogeology 1/2 Weeks 3000 6000
GRACE: A Tool for Monitoring Hydrogelogy 2/4 Weeks 3000 6000
Radar Interferometry for Environmental & Hydrogeologic Applications 2/4 Weeks 3000 6000
Applications of Remote Sensing in Aquatic Environmental Sciences 1/2 Weeks 2000 6000
Participation in ongoing projects** 1 Week 1500 3000

* Each unit is for 1 week. Students can take as many as they need; Also, please examine the information on our hydrofield camp on our departmental website:

** As part of the training the students can participate in all ongoing projects of their selection and for the period of their choice

***Two versions are available for each of the courses: condensed form/full course

Additional fee apply to off-campus, in-person, training courses including off-campus fee  ($1,000/day) and travel and accommodation fees for the instructor(s)


Quadcopter based Photogrammetry. (3d model, dem and orthophoto generation.)

The ESRS Lab can use a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ to fly over an area and create a 3d model, dem and orthophoto of the region. This service is only available for projects of mutual interest to the user and the ESRS Lab

For more information on this service please contact Dr. Mohamed Sultan (

Here is an example of a 3d model which the ESRS Lab has created. This model covers part of the WMU campus.


N.B.: The service fees for any of the listed tasks/products include the expenses (effort/material) entailed in upgrading and maintaining the ESRS file servers, server hardware, workstations, lab software and hardware, operating systems, databases, and backups.