The main objective of the project is the development of an end-to-end satellite simulator for ESA, which is able to simulate realistically and very accurately the whole chain starting from data recording, sensor calibration and data pre-processing to sensor products up to final surface parameter maps.
Funded by: ESA
Funding period: 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2020
Significant advances in Earth system understanding will only be achieved through better integration of data and knowledge from the different Earth science disciplines and earth compartments.Improvement in this field strongly depends on our capabilities of dealing with fast growing multi-parameter data and on our effort employing Data Science methods, adapting new algorithms and developing digital workflows tailored to specific scientific needs.With Digital Earth we will address these challenges within and between the Helmholtz partners.
Funded by: Initiative and Networking Fund by Helmholtz Association
Funding period: 01.06.2018 - 31.05.2021
The Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP) is a German hyperspectral satellite mission that aims at monitoring and characterizing the Earth’s environment on a global scale. EnMAP will provide accurate and diagnostic surface parameters for terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to be used in a range of application fields. It will allow to quantify and model crucial ecosystem processes, to study the diverse effects of human interventions and to support the management of natural resources.
Remote sensing for a sustainable use of resources - FERN.Lab is a Helmholtz Innovation Lab, which actively promotes the transfer activities of the Department of Geodesy. The technology platform supports the operationalisation of application-oriented, transdisciplinary method developments for the analysis of remote sensing data.
MASOMED aimed at mapping soil variability and quality related to crop stress and land management within rainfed crops of Mediterranean agroecosystems based on hyperspectral airborne imagery from the optical and thermal region (0.4-12 µm) and to test the transferability of the methods used to future hyperspectral space-borne sensors.
MOSES (Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems) has been developed as a project and earth observation system within the “Earth and Environment” research field of the Helmholtz Association to decipher the interactions of short-term events and long-term trends in Earth and environmental systems.
The project NaTec – KRH aims to develop remote sensing based methods for the monitoring of species and habitats in nature conservation areas. In different ecological scales (from satellite sensors over drones to field spectroscopy) it will be examined how habitat management impacts spatial patterns of biodiversity and supports ecosystem resilience.
The collaborative project aims at the utilization of global satellite and model data for regional water resources management and seasonal forecasts. Main target areas are dryland regions in Brazil, Iran and Sudan. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the frame of the research initiative Global Resource Water (GROW).