Section 1.4 Remote Sensing

Remote sensing deals with the monitoring of Earth surface variables and processes from a range of spatial and temporal scales using in-situ, airborne and spaceborne instruments. Within the Research Field Earth and Environment of the Helmholtz-Association, we focus on the development and use of remote sensing techniques for the monitoring of land surfaces.

In particular, research lines in our section comprise (i) methodological developments for remote sensing data analysis and definition of future satellite missions, and (ii) application-oriented research for the monitoring of bio- and geophysical parameters of interest to a wide range of scientific disciplines, including soil and land degradation studies, geological exploration, precision agriculture and global vegetation functioning, natural and man-made hazards, and land-atmosphere interactions.



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Prof. Dr. Luis Guanter
Remote Sensing

Building A 17, room 20.22
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1190


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Dipl.-Ing. Christiane Scheidt
Remote Sensing

Building A 17, room 20.21
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1191