Our new article on the importance of remote sensing training is published in RSEC, lead by Ilaria Palumbo from JRC titled “Building capacity in remote sensing for conservation: present and future challenges”. from the abstract: Remote sensing (RS) has made significant contributions to conservation and ecology; however, direct use of RS-based information for conservation decision… Read More

The 10 day course in the National Park Bavarian Forest experienced quite some weather difference; from minus degrees with snow and ice up to sunny days with 10 degrees and more. However, all days unimportant of the weather conditions were used for remote sensing field data methods such as spectrometer measurements, GPS and map handling… Read More

Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Dukhovniy is the Director of the Scientific Information Center of the Interstate Commission on Water Coordination in Central Asia (SIC ICWC) in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). He is a noted expert and active water specialist in Central Asia with long experiences from his memberships and leads in water partnerships (Interstate Coordination of Water… Read More


Our new article on therole of space agencies in remotely sensed essential biodiversity variables is out in the newest Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation issue. From the abstract: “The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) is developing the Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) as the key variables needed, on a regular and… Read More


Our article in the special issue on RS-EBVs is out on “framing the concept of remote sensing essential biodiversity variables”. From the abstract: Although satellite-based variables have for long been expected to be key components to a unified and global biodiversity monitoring strategy, a definitive and agreed list of these variables still remains elusive. The… Read More

Correlations scalograms representing the correlation between wavelet features and (a) canopy foliar %N and (b) canopy dry matter content. (c) and (d) delineatethe top 5% wavelet features correlated with %N and canopy dry matter content, respectively.

A new review paper has been recently published by International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. The paper is amongst the outputs of a PhD thesis by Zhihui Wang from the University of Twente, and focuses on retrieval of forest canopy foliar nitrogen from hyperspectral imagery by additionally correcting for canopy structure effects. Te… Read More


We are very proud that some of our former M.Sc. students published a peer-reviewed article about the importance of remote sensing training approaches “More than counting pixels – perspectives on the importance of remote sensing training in ecology and conservation”. From the abstract: As remote sensing (RS) applications and resources continue to expand, their importance… Read More

Worldmap displaying where the 101 selected studies have been conducted throughout the world (red dots).

A new review paper featuring Dr. Hooman Latifi as the second author has been recently published by Remote Sensing of Environment. The paper is a product of more than 1 year intensive teamwork of a group of well-known international scholars, and focuses on a meta analysis of reviewed studies on tree species classification by means… Read More

Our new publication with Raffael Ernst on the importance and challenges of logging roads for maintaining biodiversity has been published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. In a recent debate triggered by a thought-provoking editorial (Front Ecol Environ 2014; 12[3]: 147), in which Laurence and Edwards proposed several immediate actions to be taken to… Read More


This chapter demonstrates the Snappy Python module for the automatization of the ESA SNAP tool. Code examples will be shown for an automated processing chain for the preprocessing of Sentinel-1 SAR data including Calibration, Subsetting and Terrain Correction of GRD (Ground Range Detected data). A detailed installation tutorial for snappy can be found here: First,… Read More