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Dr. Alison Beamish

Group Leader
Dr. Alison Beamish
Building A 20, Room 210 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Working group leader "Technology transfer for remote sensing"

Co-management of the GFZ Helmholtz Innovation Lab - FERN.Lab

Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Scientist, Imaging Spectroscopy Specialist

Research Interests:

  • Technology Transfer
  • Hyperspectral data analysis
  • Field spectroscopy
  • Vegetation and soil parameter retrieval


I am currently the Group Leader of the Technology Transfer for Remote Sensing Working Group and co-manager of the Helmholtz Innovation Lab - FERN.Lab. I have been working at the GFZ in Section 1.4 Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing since 2018, first as a postdoc in the Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Group and then in the Technology Transfer for Remote Sensing Group.

Before starting at the GFZ, I completed my PhD at the Alfred Wegener Institute and University of Potsdam. My thesis looked at using hyperspectral remote sensing to characterize Arctic vegetation with a focus on phenology and biochemical properties. The effects of climate induced landscape and ecological changes was the focus of my Masters and Bachelors theses which I completed at the University of British Columbia and Queen’s University, respectively.


B.Sc.H Geography, Queens University, Kingston Ontario, Canada

M.Sc. Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Ph.D. GeoEcology, University of Potsdam and Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam Germany


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