EAGLE welcome 2018

EAGLE welcome 2018

Our new EAGLEs arrived!

We welcomed our new international EAGLE students from the US, Ecuador, Bangladesh, Ruanda or Germany for the upcoming winter term and introduced the lectures as well as the courses. In the evening we had a joint dinner to get to know each other. The first course started on Tuesday morning at 9 am on fundamentals of Earth Observation by Claudia Kuenzer.

EAGLE M.Sc. idea presentations

EAGLE M.Sc. idea presentations

On Monday, 24th of September from 1:30 onwards the following EAGLE students will present their M.Sc. idea. Everybody is welcome to join their presentations and to provide feedback:

Julia:
“Time-Series Analysis of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Imagery for Detection of active Morphodynamics in the Atacama Desert, Chile”

Sarah:
Risk assessment for flood events based on remote sensing data – a case study for North-Rhine Westfalia, Germany

Louis:
“Remote sensing of water quality using Sentinel-2 towards a potential separation of harmful algal blooms from other Algae”

Bharath:
“Assessing the development of circular irrigation in South Africa since 19*”

Johannes:
“Tracking crop penology based on S1-Time series”

Sebastian:
“Solar power potential in Portugal”

Karsten:
“An approach to optimize object-based classification: Mapping dead trees and gaps in Białowieża Forest”

Marcus:
“Deep learning for Instance Segmentation and a comparison to a Conventional Segmentation on historical aerial images of the Second World War”

Fowad:
“Drought Monitoring in University Forest with Hyper-Spectral And In-Situ Data”

EAGLE Internships

EAGLE Internships

On Monday, 24th of September, at 1pm the following internship reports will be presented:

Bharath:
“Installation and Characterization of an imaging Spectrometer for the UAV-based remote sensing”

Johannes:
“Crop classification based on S1/S2 in sub-Sahara Africa”

Louis:
“Remote Sensing of Water Quality at Brockmann Consult”

Sarah:
“Urbanization of the Korean peninsula – an internship in the georisk and civil security department of DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen”

New MSc thesis: Time series analysis in Colombian Orinoco Basin

New MSc thesis: Time series analysis in Colombian Orinoco Basin

Pilar Endara started her M.Sc. thesis on “Time series analysis of flooding and vegetation patterns in wetlands of the Colombian Orinoco Basin”

The ecosystems that are present within Colombian Orinoquia flooded savannas are currently being threatened by conversion of natural systems into intensive rangelands with introduced pastures, croplands and palm oil plantations. The loss of natural floodplain ecosystems has serious negative impacts on several important ecosystem services such as habitat quality for biodiversity, long-term carbon sequestration and water regulation.

In addition, this region’s natural vegetation endures strong intra-annual hydrological regimes, which in turn may affect the productivity, and consequently, the region’s carbon dynamics. Therefore, the objective of this thesis is to understand how, and if, the vegetation productivity in this area varies along the year, taking into account the strong hydrological variability.

The results of this thesis are going to be integrated with information from WWF Colombia to provide stakeholders and decisions-makers a tool that will allow them to assess for best practices of land use planning and land management.

First supervisor is Claudia Künzer, second supervisor is Martin Wegmann

Internship, Innovation Lab and MSc idea presentations

Internship, Innovation Lab and MSc idea presentations

The following students presented their innovation labs, internships and ideas for MSc. thesis:
Ahmed: ‎
Innovation Lab at DLR (team of Ursula Gessner) and Master Thesis Idea:
Title: Status of Agricultural Lands in Egypt using Earth Observation
Maninder (at DLR, Demmin):
Internship: To find a best fit model by comparing various Evapotranspiration  models using the weather station data for Toitz station, Germany
Thesis idea: comparing the performace of different crop growth models using synthetic remote sensing data at Demmin, Germany
Pilar:
Thesis idea: Time series analysis of flooding and vegetation patterns in wetlands of Colombian Orinoco Basin