Following the purchase and operaration of our two low-budget UAVs suring 2016 and 2017, a best practice tutorial of how to use the devices was written by Marius Röder, Steven Hill and Hooman Latifi, and it is now available in two English and German versions. This tutorial assumes no prior knowledge of the reader on… Read More


After the semester holidays, we welcome our EAGLE students back to their second semester! Some of them already took the chance to take part in a short course on landscape ecology for wetland monitoring and management with QGIS given by the ERASMUS lecturer Dr. Aurelie Davranche (more) the last two days. Today, the course  … Read More


our EAGLE students are organizing the summer BBQ event on June 23rd and beside all students and lecturer of the EAGLE study program as well as all members of the department of remote sensing, we also invite all friends and colleagues to enjoy an evening together. Please see here for details how to register: http://students.eagle-science.org/bbq2017/… Read More


In our new publication”Optimising Phenological Metrics Extraction for Different Crop Types in Germany Using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS)” we present a calibration procedure to make phenometrics more comparable to ground-based phenological stages. Therefore we optimised the settings of the Best Index Slope Extraction (BISE) and smoothing algorithms together with thresholds applied to the… Read More


A recent paper published by Forestry and featuring Dr. Hooman Latifi from Dept. of Remote Sensing presents novel results of estimating most relevant forest inventory attributes from very high resolution stereoscopic satellite imagery.  The paper couples a systematic review of the state-of-the-art in photogrammetry-basad forest attribute estimation, a case study in southwestern Germany and an… Read More


Our colleagues at DLR released a platform which allows easy and free of charge access to Sentinel remote sensing data: CODE-DE makes possible free-of-charge, simple access to data from the Sentinel satellites and to information products from the European Copernicus programme–including an up-to-date cloud-free mosaic of Germany, produced at EOC. The platform will also provide… Read More


The M.Sc thesis by Marius Röder (Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart) was handed in. The thesis was supervised by Dr. Hooman Latifi and Prof. Eberhard Gülch and focuses on monitoring post-disturbed and heterogenuous forest sites by cost-effective methods from Unmaned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) domain. The advantage of normalized digital surface models extracted from UAV dta was… Read More


The special issue on remote sensing training for ecology and conservation is finally out. From the RSEC blog post: Over recent decades remote sensing (RS) has made valuable contributions to ecology and conservation. However, despite its clear value, the potential of RS has not yet been fully realized, and training in the tools and applications… Read More


First field work of the year and testing the applicability of our UAV and D-GPS in the Steigerwald at the research station of the University Wuerzburg in Fabrik Schleichach. The research station is part of Prof. Jörg Müllers research department, his staff helped us with the field work and Dr. Simon Thorn, the deputy of… Read More


The M.Sc. thesis “Can animal movement and remote sensing data help to improve conservation efforts?” by Matthias Biber M.Sc. student within the Global Change Ecology program handed in his thesis. He explored the potential of remote sensing data to explain animal movement patterns and if these linkages can help to improve conservation efforts. He used… Read More