Scientific Writing

04-GEO-SOS1

Aim

In this class you will get familiar with the tools and tricks for good scientific writing. You will learn how to structure your text, depending on your goal: to submit an abstract to a conference, write a conference paper, a book chapter, or an article for Science Citation Index, SCI, listed journal.

 

Content

In this class we jointly read excellent, mediocre, and really weak scientific papers. You will learn how to structure and write abstracts, conference papers, as well as journal papers. We will evaluate the the broad range of geoscientific journals, and will also address topics such as the Science Citation Index, the Hirsch factor, discuss the impact and also shortcomings of tools such as Research Gate, Google Scholar, and open access research networks. Furthermore, we will shed light on typical journal paper review processes, have a look at reviewer selection mechanisms, the interpretation of revisions, and paper acceptance mechanisms. We will also address publication policies, publication costs, and the benefits of broadly publishing in your scientific field.

 

General Course News and Updates

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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EAGLE application deadline 2022

EAGLE application deadline 2022

Our application deadline for 2022 is approaching. If you want to study applied Earth Observation and learn about a variety of remote sensing sensors and methods as well as about fields of applications, submit your application at the latest on May 15th. Accepted...

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MSc thesis defense by Nestor Gualsaqui

MSc thesis defense by Nestor Gualsaqui

On March 8th at 10:30 Nestor will present his M.Sc. thesis "Pre-crop emergence weed mapping using high satellite imagery". From the abstract: "During the last decades, the growth of the world population has been increasing and weather fluctuations around the world...

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MSc defense Nils Karges

MSc defense Nils Karges

Nils Karges will present his M.Sc. thesis "Exploring spatial relationships of soundscape variables in urban areas. " on 15th of February at 9:30. From the abstract: "This work describes the relationship between soundscape and the underlying landscape in an urban...

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MSc defense Camilo Zamora

MSc defense Camilo Zamora

On Friday 11th of February at 9am Camilo Zamora will present his M.Sc. thesis "Deforestation dynamics in the Dry Chaco ecoregion: a three decades of change detection and fragmentation study analysis". From the abtract: "Tropical forests represent 52% of global forests...

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MSc idea and interesting presentations

MSc idea and interesting presentations

on Friday 18th of February at 9am we will have the following presentations:   Jakob Rieser - Thesis Idea: "A Synergistic Use of Optical and SAR Remote Sensing Data for the Long-term Evolution of Biocrusts and their Activity across diverse Dryland Ecosystems"....

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Our EAGLEs featured on the University page

Our EAGLEs featured on the University page

Our EAGLEs Sofia, Annika, Antonio, Andreas and Nils are featured on the University webpage with their UrbanSens idea of combining mobile IoT sensors and Earth Observation data for urban climate monitoring. Their success winning the DLR Copernicus challenge rewarded...

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Great dashboard by our EAGLE students

Great dashboard by our EAGLE students

our EAGLE students created various informative remote sensing and spatial environmental data dashboards and learned a lot how to communicate their Earth Observation research in an interactive online platform. One example by our student Ronald Okoth is shown below and...

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MSc defense by Christabel Ansah

MSc defense by Christabel Ansah

Christabel will present her M.Sc. thesis "ASSESSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF OIL SPILLS IN THE NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA" on Monday 20th of December at 10am. From the abstract: "The Niger Delta region of Nigeria has been battling with an unprecedented number of oil...

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MSc Defense by Sandro Groth

MSc Defense by Sandro Groth

Sandro Groth will present his M.Sc. thesis "Using street-level imagery and multi-task deep learning for multi-hazard risk related building characterization" on June 28th at 9am. From his abstract: "Accurate building characterization is a key component of multi-hazard...

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