GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Dr. Maximilian Brell

Maximilian Brell
Dr. Maximilian Brell
Building A 17, Room 20.10 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

  • EnMAP product validation (L1B, L1C and L2A)
  • automatic processing chain for airborne hyprespectral and lidar scanners (HyPrepAir: radiometric, geometric and atmospheric pre-processing)
  • fusion of airborne Lidar and Hyperspectral scanners
  • direct georeferencing of pushbroom scanners

Research Interests:

  • hyperspectral and lidar remote sensing
  • sensor technology / sensor fusion
  • image and signal processing (photogrammetry, deep learning, computer vision, image recognition)
  • geomorphometry
  • digital surface model (DSM), digital terrain model (DTM), digital object model (DOM)


03/2012 – present        Research associate at the GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 1.4 Remote Sensing)

08/2011 – 02/2012       Remote sensing expert at the IABGmbHGeodatenfactory

04/2010 – 12/2010       Student employee at the Airbus Defence and Space GmbH


03/2014 – 05/2018    Doctorate at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University Potsdam; Physica Based Fusion of Airborne Hyperspectral and Lidar Data


HyLidar -    Fusion of hyperspectral and lidar sensor systems (ZIM project); completed

MultiSpek3D -    Evaluation of the potential of multispectral point clouds and their acquisition with multispectral airborne laser scanners (
Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy  (BKG))

EnMAP – Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program

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