Remote Sensing in Biodiversity and Conservation
Within this course different options for continuous data acquisition for biodiversity research and conservation using remote sensing are covered. New and established methods and data sets are introduced and student can explore them on their own. The whole course will take place in the Nationalpark Bavarian Forest or the Steigerwald.
Different field sampling strategies will be practically experienced such as LCCS, hemispherical measurements or LAI, as well as existing zoological and botanical data sets explored and linked to remote sensing data sets. Especially LiDAR and hyperspectral data sets, beside multispectral remote sensing data are used to explain the spatial patterns of the biodiversity data. Students will need to develop their own research plan including questions and hypothesis and have to present it on the last day of the course. The course covers several consecutive days in the study area where all remote sensing data analysis, statistical modeling and field work need to be achieved. This courses requires a sounds knowledge of programming and modeling which are covered by previous courses. The course will be tightly linked to a parallel course for biologists and joint projects as well as interdisciplinary discussions and challenges are envisioned.
General Course News and Updates
MSc defense by Walid Ghariani
Msc Defense by Walid Ghariani On Friday, May 26 at 10 a.m. Walid Gahriani will present his Msc Thesis “PM2.5 Prediction Using Remote Sensing and Meteorological Data Across Bavaria” in room 01.027, building 70, Emil-Fischer-Straße 70 From the abstract: Fine particulate...
EAGLE application deadline approaching
Do you want to become an Earth Observation scientist, working with a variety of sensors, techniques and other ways to monitor our planet? Apply before May 15th to our M.Sc. program and join our international group of EAGLE students. You will learn how to apply...
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,...
courses on permafrost earth observation
What is the relevance of permafrost? What effects does the degradation of permafrost have on Arctic environments? How can satellite earth observation be utilized to monitor and quantify these effects? Addressing these questions was the focus of a recent hackathon week...
EAGLE applications and student statistics
We get constantly increasing number of applications and of course we are interested who is applying and who is actually starting our international Earth Observation MSc. program. The percentage of women in our study program did rise to around 80% while men...
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 Reagan Okoth
On Monday, March 27th at 10:00 a.m. Ronald Reagan Okoth will present his M.Sc. theses “Fusing Remote Sensing Data: Application in Soil Temperature Prediction” in room 1.005 (Zentrales Hörsaal- und Seminargebäude). From the abstract: Understanding soil temperature (ST)...
Msc Proposal Presentation
On February 28th at 12:00 pm (room 1.005 Bib. Geb.) Rutendo Tadiwa Mukaratirwa will present her Msc proposal "Modelling the Spatio-temporal suitability of urban environments for Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes based on their bio-ecological characteristics in Rio de Janeiro"...
On February 28th at 13:00 (room 1.005 Bib. Geb.) Jyoti Biswas will present on her internship at the DLR: "Urbanization" Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hannes Taubenböck