Applications of Earth Observation

04-GEO-TB2

Lecturer

Jakob Schwalb-Willmann

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim

In this lecture you will gain a broad overview of the applications of remote sensing. Examples from different disciplines and applied Earth Observation projects will provide your with a comprehensive understanding of if, where and how remote sensing can contribute to qualitative and quantitative assessments of the cryosphere, forest ecosystems, agro-ecosystems, the coastal zone and urban ecosystems; amongst others. We will evaluate the potential of passive and active sensor systems and adress the advantages and shortcomings of existing sensors in the optical / mutlsispectral, thermal and microwave domain.

Content

This lecture provides knowledge on applications of Earth Observation with a focus on remote sensing of the land surface. Which research questions of different disciplines can be answered by the means of Earth Observation? What are the main approaches? The module links up remote sensing measurements to geo- and biophysical parameters required for further geoanalysis. Commonly used methodological approaches for the derivation of the different parameters are presented. Examples include amongst others applications in geography, environmental planning, ecology, biology, oceanology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, but also e.g. pollution control (monitoring) and natural resource management. In addition, the module outlines selected examples, how remote sensing technology can be transferred to the workplace of professionals also beyond science, e.g. via the use of geoinformation systems.

General Course News and Updates

M.Sc. defense by Jakob Rieser

M.Sc. defense by Jakob Rieser

On Monday, 26th of September at 10am, Jakob will present his M.Sc. thesis „A Synergistic Use of Optical and SAR Remote Sensing Data for the Long-term Evolution of Biocrusts and their Activity Across Diverse Dryland Ecosystems”. from the abstract: "Biological soil...

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MSc defense by Christopher Chan

MSc defense by Christopher Chan

Chris will present his M.Sc. thesis "Investigating the capability of UAV imagery in AI-assisted mapping of Refugee Camps in East Africa" on Friday 16th of September at 2pm. From his abstract: " Refugee camps and informal settlements provide accommodation to some of...

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MSc defense by Annika Ludwig

MSc defense by Annika Ludwig

Annika will present her M.Sc. thesis "Analysis of alpine grassland management dynamics based on webcam and optical remote sensing time series" on Friday 9th of September at 9am. From the abstract: "The aim of this study is to detect relationships between environmental...

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EAGLE summer dialogue 2022

EAGLE summer dialogue 2022

After two years we finally had our EAGLE summer dialogue again with many Earth Observation alumni, now working in various research organizations and companies. Great to talk to all our past and present students and also seeing all the students getting to know each...

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Inno lab and internship presentations

Inno lab and internship presentations

On Friday, 8th of July, at 9:30 we will have the following presentations: Jana Maier (InnoLab at DLR): Multitemporal SAR Analysis for Sentinel-1 metrics based Land Cover Classification in West Africa - InnoLab in Agroecosystems and Phenology at DLR. Nora Nieskens...

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MSc defense by Antonio Castaneda

MSc defense by Antonio Castaneda

On Friday, 1st of July at 9am Antonio will present his M.Sc. thesis "Potential and limits of using UAS in forest monitoring". From the abstract: "The exponential development, usage, and application of uncrewed area systems (UAS) have given remote scientists a clear...

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Internship and Inno Lab presentations

Internship and Inno Lab presentations

On Friday 20th of May at 9am we will have the following internship and inno lab presentations: Andrea Cardenas (Internship at DLR): “Data analysis of the refugee crisis in West Africa and definition of test sites in NRW – Germany”supervisor: Martin Muehlbauer Ása Dögg...

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EAGLE application in 2022

EAGLE application in 2022

We received again more than 200 applicants from all over the world. In total applicants from 42 different countries applied to our international Earth Observation M.Sc. program, covering countries such as Hungary, Morocco, Malaysia, Kenya, Nepal or Columbia. We are...

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