The course on remote sensing for biodiversity analysis covered 10 days of field work, R coding, testing field methods such as UAVs and lots of hiking in the National Park Bavarian Forest. This year we had sunny and rainy weather and on the peaks also snow which made the field work more challenging. All students learned how to work with spectrometer, GPS, maps or UAVs for defined environmental research questions. Moreover, multispectral, hyperspectral and LiDAR data was available to link to the various field data sets and to conduct spatial data analysis.
Each student had to work and finish an individual research project within these 10 days and present it at the end. All projects were very good and covered topics such as vertical structure analysis using LiDAR for explaining and modeling beetle diversity or the importance of spatial and spectral resolution on different classification schemes.
All work was done using R and QGIS and many used the book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” to look up R code and to understand approaches how to combine remote sensing and in-situ data.
The winter term is about to start. The official start of the next semester is Monday 17th. The official EAGLE welcome will be on Monday as well followed by a joint dinner before the courses start on Tuesday. Further details on course dates and locations will be posted soon as well as on the EAGLE students listserv. Regular updates on EAGLE events, courses and activities will be announced and discussed in the EAGLE jour fixe.
We are looking forward to meet the new EAGLE students!
The application deadline for the winter term 2016 was last Friday and we are now working through the numerous application. We are happy to have received a very high number of applications from all around the world and will get back to the applicants as soon as possible.
If you missed the 2016 deadline and what to apply to EAGLE, please do so. The application deadline for the winter term 2017 is set to be May 15th and all applications submitted from now on will be considered for the next years application phase.
Looking forward to your application!
The application is opened to apply for the EAGLE M.Sc. program starting this winter term 2016.
The application deadline is July 15th 2016 (23:59, CEST). Please feel free to contact us beforehand to discuss open questions but please check our FAQ first.
EAGLE is providing applied remote sensing courses for a variety of application fields. Browse through our courses and explore the potential of applied Earth Observation.
The study program is held in english at the University of Wuerzburg, Bavaria, Germany and the student fees are roughly 200 EUR per year. The winter term starts in October 2016.
The application procedure is described on this webpage as well as further information about the german study regulation are listed.