EAGLE summer dialogue 2018

EAGLE summer dialogue 2018

Our 2018 EAGLE summer dialogue took place last Friday, 22nd of June and was a great place to meet all students, lectures, staff of the department and quite some external guests from all around Europe. Thanks to our EAGLE organizers and all the external guests coming to Würzburg to enjoy an evening of BBQ. We are also grateful to our guest who spend time with our students discussing future opportunities of internships, MSc thesis or job applications. Quite some business cars were exchanged.

We are very much looking forward to the 2019 EAGLE summer dialogue with probably even more students and guests!

 

This year, Dr. Rene Colditz from the European Commission joined the EAGLE summer dialogue as keynote to outline his career path from being a student in Würzburg to being a policy offer. Rene studied Geography in Würzburg, continued with his PhD on MODIS land cover classification under the supervision of Stefan Dech before working for CONABIO, Mexico, for nearly 10 years as a remote sensing specialist. Now he works as policy officer at the European Commission, DG CLIMA, C3 Land use and Finance for Innovation in Brussels, Belgium.

Internship and Innovation Lab presentations

Internship and Innovation Lab presentations

Today some of our EAGLE students presented their internship and innovation laboratory projects. Very interesting topics and they obviously applied and deepened their remote sensing knowledge a lot.

Julia Sauerbrey:  Prediction of Organic Matter Content from Sentinel-2 Imagery in Germany

Marina Reiter: Conservation in Tasmania: Green Leaf Project and World Class Reserve Systems

Sarah Nolting: Regional Scale Statistical Mapping of Snow Avalanche Likelihood and its Combination with an Optical Remote Sensing Based Avalanche Detection Approach – First Attempts for the Province of South Tyrol (Italy)

EAGLE students learn remote sensing field work

EAGLE students learn remote sensing field work

The course “from field work to spatial data” by Tobias Ullmann and Martin Wegmann is covering the whole range of field campaign planning and especially training all necessary methods such as GPS handling, coordinate systems, setting waypoints or finding locations. In the next weeks the EAGLE students will collect field data, link it to attribute tables, import it into a GIS and create a land cover classification. The final project will be an actual field campaign in the Steigerwald area which they have to design, plan, coordinate and analyze it.

MSc thesis started by Jakob Schwalb-Willmann

MSc thesis started by Jakob Schwalb-Willmann

Jakob Schwalb-Willmann just started his M.Sc. thesis titled “A deep learning movement prediction model using environmental data to identify movement anomalies”. He will combine animal movement and remote sensing data in order to develop a generic, data-driven DL-based model that predicts movements from movement history alongside environmental covariates in order to detect movement anomalies. He will establish simulated, controlled environments that allow precise adjustments of the model inputs to test the model’s feedbacks and its variability. It can be considered as a precursor study for the model’s deployment on real data and to only experimentally apply it on such due to the given constraints (time and content) of his M.Sc. thesis. The first supervisor is Dr. Martin Wegmann.