Prof. Dr. Luis Guanter

Luis Guanter
Prof. Dr. Luis Guanter
Building A 17, Room 20.22
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1190
+49 331 288-1192

Function and Responsibilities:

Head Section 1.4 - Remote Sensing

Leader GlobFluo DFG Emmy Noether Junior Group

Research Interests:

  • Study of the terrestrial carbon cycle through the monitoring of chlorophyll fluorescence from space
  • Calibration/validation and data pre-processing of multi- and hyperspectral remote sensing systems
  • Definition of future Earth Observation mission concepts


  • Since Oct 2014: Leader of Section 1.4 - Remote Sensing, GFZ Potsdam (Germany)
  • Since Apr 2012: Group Leader, Emmy Noether Junior Group, Free University of Berlin & GFZ Potsdam (Germany)
  • Feb 2011 - Apr 2012: Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Feb 2010 - Feb 2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Free University of Berlin (Germany)
  • Sep 2009 - Feb 2010: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Valencia (Spain)
  • Mar 2007 - Sep 2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, GFZ Potsdam (Germany)
  • Sep 2002 - Feb 2007: Graduate Student, University of Valencia (Spain)
  • Visiting Scientist:
    • Sep - Dec 2005: University College London, (UK)
    • May - Jul 2004: German Aerospace Center -- DLR (Germany)


Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP), phase C/D

Funding entity: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie ( BMWi)

Emmy Noether Junior Group GlobFluo (Global assessment of vegetation photosynthesis through the monitoring of chlorophyll fluorescence from space)

Funding entity: DFG German Science Foundation

Research Boards and Committees:

  • Scientific Principal Investigator of the EnMAP mission and Head of the EnMAP Science Advisory Group
  • Member of the Sentinel-2 Mission Advisory Group (2010-)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Remote Sensing of Environment (2011-)
  • Member of the PROBA-V International Users Committee (2009-2012)
  • Member of review panels for the ESA-ISS Global Climate Change Announcement of Opportunity, NASA ROSES-11 and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2011-).
  • Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011-2012)
  • Principal Investigator within the 2nd GOSAT Research Announcement (2010-)
  • Member of the EnMAP Instrument Working Group (2007-2009)


  • Award of the University of Valencia to the best university student records in Physics (1997-2002)
  • Award of the Comunitat Valenciana (80000 students) to the best secondary school student record (1997