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Dr. Robert Milewski

Dr. Robert Milewski
Building A 17, Room 01.08 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Co-lead of MOSES hyperspectral thermal remote sensing applications for the event driven monitoring of heat wave effects on soils and vegetation
  • Co-lead of the sub-working group on the development of standard protocol and scheme for thermal soil spectroscopy in the frame of the IEEE-SA WG P4005 initiative

Research Interests:

  • Hyperspectral Remote and Proximal Sensing in the solar-reflective (VNIR-SWIR), as well as thermal infrared (TIR) spectral region for soil applications
  • Geomorphology and soil erosion
  • Geomorphometry, digital elevation modelling
  • Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction / landscape changes (Holocene & late Pleistocene)


Since 2013    Scientific employee at GFZ Potsdam

2016 - 2020    PhD at University of Potsdam
Dissertation: "Potential of Optical Remote Sensing for the Analysis of Salt Pan Environments"

2006 - 2013     B.Sc and M.Sc in Physical Geography at Free University of Berlin
Master thesis: "Analyses of hyperspectral and LiDAR data toward the morphological assessment of erosion stages of soils in semi-arid Spain"


Current projects:

  • "WORLDSOILS - World Soils Monitoring System", ESA ITT Worldsoils, 2020-2023
  • "MOSES – Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems: Characterization and monitoring of soil and vegetation responses to heatwave events based on thermal hyperspectral remote sensing”, Research infrastructure of the Helmholtz Association (Germany), 2017-2021
  • "MASOMED – MApping SOil variability within rainfed MEDiterranean agroecosystems using hyperspectral data”, Transnational Access Project EU-FP7 EUFAR2, 2017-2020

Finished projects:

  • GeoArchives - Signals of Climate and Landscape Change preserved in Southern African Geoarchives
    SP1 - Identification and mapping of palaeoenvironmental archives and process analysis in Southern Africa based on hyperspectral and multispectral remote sensing technology

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