Author: Martin Wegmann

Final remote sensing programing course presentation

The final project presentations of the spatial coding course by the EAGLE students revealed quite some impressive analysis achieved within the last couple of months. All analysis were done using R and presentations created within R using knitr. The aim was to run a variety of remote sensing analysis using R coding in order to increase the coding and remote sensing skills. The project topics ranged from landcover change detection to sensitivity analysis of thresholds, covariates or training data concerning supervised classifications. All students added their scripts to a git and some even provided dedicated R packages for their...

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work of our department mentioned in a NATURE toolbox article

In a recent article by Roberta Kwok in the NATURE toolbox section some of the work at our department was mentioned. The articled focused on “Ecology’s remote-sensing revolution – satellite data, and the tools that ecologists use to analyse them, are more accessible and plentiful than ever.” Especially our activities regarding R package developments such as the widely used RStoolbox remote sensing R package and the currently developed getSpatialData R package to retrieve a variety of remote sensing data from the command line was discussed. Moreover, many great research projects by colleagues around the world were introduced as well...

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Spectral Unmixing Functionality in RStoolbox

Please find below a blog post by one of our EAGLE M.Sc. students, Jakob Schwalb-Willmann, about his implementation of spectral unmixing into the RStoolbox R package, developed at our department by Benjamin Leutner:   “Recently, in January, I finished the development of the first version of a spectral unmixing function being part of RStoolbox, an R package offering numerous tools for remote sensing analysis written by Benjamin Leutner. The multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis (mesma) function makes it possible to unmix multi- and hyper-spectral imagery by sets of spectral endmember profiles. For this, a non-negative least squares (NNLS) solver...

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PhD position: Animal Movement for Remote Sensing

PhD position animal movement and remote sensing – exploring innovative in-situ data This research project focuses on the analysis of animal movement tracks for deriving new, innovative remote sensing products. Novel methods or a new combination of established methods from movement ecology, remote sensing and machine learning should be combined in order to model relationships between behavior and the environment with the eventual aim of mapping environmental characteristics. Target entities are to be developed, but could encompass mapping land cover, land cover change or validating existing data sets, all based on movement and behavioral patterns. Once established, such information...

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Apply to our international Earth Observation M.Sc. program EAGLE

The deadline to apply to be part of our great EAGLE M.Sc. program is approaching. All applications before May 15th are considered. We are very much looking forward again to a great selection of motivated and skillful EAGLE students starting in October this year. Apply today at EAGLE is an international English language M.Sc. program offered at the University of Würzburg, Germany. It is focusing on Applied Earth Observation and Geoanalysis for the environment. The goal of EAGLE is to strengthen the practical use of applied Earth Observation in research, planning, and decision making, and to unlock the...

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