Earth Observation for Conservation - a NGO perspective
Within this course we aim to discuss and develop a knowledge platform, using existing remote sensing tools and products, to enable conservation impact in cooperation with experts from WWF Germany.
In this seminar we want to tackle the questions how remote sensing-derived products can support conservation and sustainable, equitable development and help NGOs to better monitor, understand and evaluate the effectiveness of their work. As WWF Germany we want to stop the worldwide destruction of nature and the environment and shape a future, in which humans and nature live in harmony with each other. Spatial biodiversity and environmental data availability are growing rapidly and provide a remarkable opportunity for NGOs. However, direct use of EO based information is currently still limited. Expert knowledge is needed to find, evaluate, and correctly apply the RS products. Experts from our practices will join the seminar outlining their current needs, concerns and challenges. Using their requirements, we will review existing remote sensing products, services and research methodologies and discuss potential applications, pitfalls, and limitations. Each team of students will work on one thematic to pic. The output of this seminar will be an interactive short info sheets prepared by each team for non-experts publicly available on https://space-science.wwf.de as an ESRI ArcGIS online story map and map apps with suitable data via GLOBIL.
Coding examples and individual work will be covered
Various software programs will be used, but mainly OpenSource software such as R.
Different techniques will be introduced and practically applied.
The content of scientific with regard to the audience will be discussed.
General Course News and Updates
On Tuesday, April 25 at 13 p.m. we will have the following presentations: Jyoti Biswas: Urbanization and demographic developments: Reviewing related social, environmental, and economic factors and a spatial analysis of border regions – Internship at DLR,...
Animal Movement and Remote Sensing course
How do animals move through the environment they live in? Which behavioural patterns can be observed when tracking an animals' movements for weeks, months or even years? Which spaces do they utilize and why? And how can remote sensing be used to predict the...
On Tuesday, March 28th at 13:00 p.m. Wilmer Fabián Montién Tique will present on his internship "Topographic and hydrographic factors for flood susceptibility analysis. By using WhiteboxTools geospatial data in Nigeria" at DLR via Zoom. On Tuesday, March 28th at...
MSc defense by Luisa Wagner
On Tuesday 17th of January at 12pm Luisa will present her M.Sc. thesis "Analysis of ice shelf front dynamics in Pine Island Bay (Antarctica) based on long-term SAR time series and deep learning". from the abstract: "Ice shelves, the floating extensions of glaciers and...
MSc defense and Inno-Lab presentations
On Tuesday 20th of December at 12am we will have various presentations MSc defense by Kevin Yomi on "Evaluation wildfire activity in conflict-affected areas using earth observation and panel regression models: a case study of Borno State, Nigera, from 2003-2020" In...
internship, innoLab and MSc idea presentations
On Tuesday 22nd of November at 12am we will have the following presentations: Dilara Kim: „Automated glacier snowline mapping from multi-sensor satellite observation“, InnoLab, EURAC Research, Supervisor: Dr. Martina Barandun Walid Ghariani: „PM2.5 Prediction Using...
WWF course on applied Earth Observation
Our EAGLE students joint a course offered by the earth observation unit at WWF and learned how to apply remote sensing within a conservation NGO. They learned a lot and their results are published as story maps on their webpage...
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...
internship, inno lab and MSc idea presentation
On Monday, 30th of May, from 10am onwards, we will have the following presentations: Ása Dögg (Inno-lab): "Potential of Sentinel-1 data for research and monitoring in Tröllaskagi peninsula, Iceland - Snow cover mapping using S-1 time series."Supervisors: Tobias...
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...