EO mission development and data processing

Our group focuses on the development of future EO sensors and state of the art data pre-processing algorithms. Our activities cover a broad spectrum of research fields such as hyperspectral sensors, sensor end-to-end simulations, night illumination, radiative transfer, atmospheric correction, big data processing, as well as geometric fusion of hyperspectral and Lidar data.

Hyperspectral remote sensing applications

This topic focuses on the development of new methodologies using multi-scale and multi-sensor hyperspectral remote sensing (from the laboratory and field operations to airborne and satellite applications) for geosciences and environmental applications.

Radar and optical remote sensing for analysis of geohazards

Our working group deals with the development and application of remote sensing methods using radar and optical data for a comprehensive understanding of natural and anthropogenic geohazards. Our primary goal consists in obtaining an improved spatiotemporal process understanding as an important basis for improved hazard and risk assessment. Methodological developments are based on optical as well as on radar data aiming at their combined use for a best possible information extraction.

Integration of in-situ and remote sensing data (TERENO)

Within this topic remote sensing data and ground based in-situ measurements are used for estimation of vegetation and soil surface parameters. These information will be used in synergy for hydrological and climate modelling, such as evapotranspiration. The focus region of this topic is the TERENO-NO (link?) observatory.

GlobFluo project

The GlobFluo project (Global assessment of vegetation photosynthesis through the monitoring of chlorophyll fluorescence from space) is funded by the Emmy Noether programme of the German Research Foundation. The objective of the project is to implement a so-called junior research group focused on the space-based monitoring of the sun-induced fluorescence signal emitted by vegetation. Our work deals with both technical aspects related to the estimation of fluorescence from spaceborne spectroscopic measurements and the interpretation and exploitation of the resulting global data sets for a global-scale assessment of photosynthetic processes.


TEAM (Trace Gas Exchange in the Earth-Atmosphere System on Multiple Scales) is a Helmholtz Young Investigator group that started in 2012 and focuses on land-atmosphere interactions and the exchange of carbon dioxide and methane on multiple spatial scales.


Research Strategy of Section 1.4

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