Claudia Kuenzer

global environmental change



Claudia received her PhD in remote sensing from Vienna University of Technology in 2005 and is head of the department ‘Land Surface’ at the German Earth Observation Centre, EOC, of the German Aerospace Centre, DLR. The currently over 50 scientists of this department are involved in earth observation data analyses, monitoring dynamic processes of urban environments, forest ecosystems, agro-ecosystems, and the cryosphere; amongst others. The department contributes to over 30 third party funded remote sensing projects in different locations globally.

Claudias personal interest over the past years is on densely populated as well as natural coastal environments and river deltas. Claudia has coordinated (2008-2014) the German-Vietnamese WISDOM Project (Water related Information System for the sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta), the BMBF – MOST-CN funded DELIGHT Project (Delta Information System for Geoenvironmental and Human Habitat Transition in the Yellow River Delta, China), and has contributed and contributes to numerous other projects such as DeltaAdapt (BMBF), Sustainable DELTAS (Belmont Forum, DFG), PARLU (WWF, BMU), RCEIS (HGF), DONGTING (IB), RICEMAN (IB), CAWA (AA), DRAGON-4 and Carbon (KARI).

Claudia frequently lectures and has lectured for the Universities of Wuerzburg, Germany, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS, the Vietnamese Academy of Sciences, VAST, and the European Space Agency, ESA. Claudia furthermore had a Visiting Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS, from 2012 to 2016 at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, RADI-CAS, in Beijing, China. Claudia is head of the EARSeL Special Interest Group on Thermal Remote Sensing, and a Scientific Steering Committee member of Future Earth Coasts. She has authored and co-authored > 80 SCI journal papers, > 35 book chapters, and > 120 conference contributions, and has published three books with Springer. Claudia is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Remote Sensing, member of the Editorial Board of the journal Remote Sensing, and acts as a reviewer for 15 SCI journals from the field of remote sensing, environmental sciences, and geophysics. Next to applied remote sensing especially in the context of land use management and integrated water resources management, her current main research interest is on time series analyses, as well as on the linkage of natural and social sciences.




Recent News

M.Sc. thesis presentation by Ahmed Saadallah

Ahmed Saadallah will defend his M.Sc. thesis "The Potential of Earth Observation for Monitoring Agricultural Lands in Egypt (1984-2017)" on Wednesday 10th of April at 2pm in the student working room JMW 52. The need for accurate and timely information on the extent...

M.Sc. defense by Johannes Löw

You are all invited to join the M.Sc. presentation by Johannes Löw. He will defend his M.Sc. thesis on Wednesday 20th of March at 2pm in room 0.004 in OKW 86. from his abstract:Since Sentinel-1 A and B have become fully operational, it is now possible to generate...

M.Sc. defense of Maninder Singh Dhillon

We congratulate Maninder who successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis “Comparing the performance of crop growth models using synthetic remote sensing data at DEMMIN, Germany” supervised by Martin Wegmann and Christopher Conrad.

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...

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...

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.

new lecturer: Dr. Christian Huettich

 Dr. Christian Hüttich started working in October as lecturer at the Department of Remote Sensing at the University of Würzburg. Christian is teaching applied Earth observation and digital image analyses & GIS in the EAGLE graduate program. Christian is further...

EAGLE 2017 students

  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...

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