Christian worked as project manager at Jena-Optronik GmbH and Post-Doc Researcher at the Department of Earth Observation of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. He received his degree as Diplomgeograph at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 2006. He got his PhD in 2011 at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. Working in several applied research projects in the academic and commercial sector (Uni Jena, Uni Würzburg in cooperation with DLR, Jena-Optronik GmbH) on applied Earth observation, he realized research projects on Earth observation of vegetation in the arid and semi-arid ecosystems, boreal forest monitoring, phenology mapping and climate change mitigation and adaption, health mapping, and wetland monitoring.
Our new EAGLEs arrived and started their M.Sc. on Applied Earth Observation. During the official welcome all new students were introduced to the lecturer and the EAGLE students board. A joint dinner allowed to get to know everybody and address a variety of open questions to the older EAGLE students. The courses started today and will empower all students within the next months to analyze remote sensing data and apply them for different topics such as agriculture, ecological research, forest inventory or urban mapping. More updates on the progress of our students will be posted soon, also on their own webpage.
While the “old” EAGLEs are spending their 3rd term doing internships or innovation laboratories in Italy, Portugal, Poland or Burkina Faso at various research organizations or companies, the new EAGLEs for the winter term 2017/2018 will be welcomed next week. The courses will start right after the welcome and will continue until March with a variety of optional courses on hyperspectral remote sensing, time-series analysis or Python programming for remote sensing. We are very much looking forward to welcome the new EAGLE students from 15 different countries!
Beside participants from the University of Wuerzburg and the DLR, also many colleagues from companies and a variety of national and international research institutions joined this event. The midsummer dialogue was organized by the EAGLE students. The students were keen to meet and discuss with many lecturers and guests the working conditions and opportunities in remote sensing. The organizers are very happy that this midsummer dialogue was a great success and we plan to organize it next year again with further topical talks and discussions.
The 1st EAGLE midsummer dialogue took place on June 23rd, 2017. Prof. Dr. Stefan Dech, chair of the remote sensing department and Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad, EAGLE study program coordinator, welcomed more than 50 students and lecturers as well as current and former members of the department of remote sensing.
The application deadline for the upcoming winter term is approaching. Apply within the next 7 days here: http://eagle-science.org/apply – application deadline is May 15th, further details about needed documents are listed on the application page.
Learn within EAGLE how to apply remote sensing for a variety of environmental applications, explore new methods and collaborate with other disciplines. Also read the news by our EAGLE students on their webpage.
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