Dr. Daniel Spengler

Dr. Daniel Spengler
Building A 17, Room 20.23
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Leader of the working group "Technology transfer for remote sensing"

Management of the GFZ Helmholtz Innovation Lab - FERN.Lab
Coordination of the JECAM test site TERENO/DEMMIN

Research Interests:

  • Hyperspectral data analysis
  • Spectroscopy
  • Vegetation analysis, phenology studies
  • Applied remote sensing vegetation and soil
  • Synergetic analysis of optical, thermal and microwave data


I studied geography at the Martin-Luther University Halle Wittenberg and received my doctorate at the Technical University Berlin in 2013. Since 2007 I have been working as a scientist at the GFZ in the section Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics. My research interests focus on VIS/NIR/SWIR/TIR and SAR data analysis for agriculture as well as spatial and spectral modelling of reflection signals.

Furthermore, I coordinate overall and subprojects of various national and international research projects. Since 2016 I am also GFZ coordinator of the JECAM test area DEMMIN and thus co-responsible for the strategic development of the site.

Since January 2020 I am head of the GFZ Helmholtz Innovation Lab - FERN.Lab, which is a technology and transfer platform for innovative methods developed at Department 1.


10/2006 Diploma Degree of Geography at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
12/2013 Ph.D. Degree of Geography at Technical University Berlin


current projects

former projects

  • GTS2
  • AgriFusion

Research Boards and Committees:


Competence Network for Digitisation in Agriculture


2016 - Winner of the competition "Germany, Land of Ideas" for the project CFTspace

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