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ZFL at the ESA Living Planet Symposium

From May 23rd to May 27th the ESA Living Planet Symposium will take place at the World Conference Center in Bonn, close to our offices. There will be several presentations and talks held by ZFL Staff, alumni and people associated with us. 

On Monday, May 23rd:
Poster Presentations by Javier Muro (Modelling vegetation traits and diversity in grasslands across scales with deep learning, UAVs and Sentinel-1 and 2 16:00), Janik Hoffmann (Modeling species and structural diversity across temperate forest types with Remote Sensing and Deep Learning at 16:00).

On Tuesday, May 24th:
Poser Presentations by Olena Dubovyk (Monitoring UN indicators of land degradation neutrality and proportion of degraded land using Multiscale Remote Sensing Datasets and Google Earth Engine: Results from Botswana and Tanzania at 16:00) and Jonas Schreier (Monitoring UN indicators of land degradation neutrality and proportion of degraded land using Multiscale Remote Sensing Datasets and Google Earth Engine: Results from Botswana and Tanzania at 16:00)

On Wednesday, May 25th:
Talks by Rebecca Navarro (Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Olive Orchard Intensification in the Saiss Plain (Morocco): A Customized Approach Using Multi-Scale Remote Sensing Data at 14:45 in the Nairobi Room) and Adrian Strauch (The GEO-Wetlands Initiative – Moving towards a global, science driven Earth Observation community to support the wise use and sustainable management of wetlands at 16:55 in Room H1-01; he will also co-host the Wetland - Methods and Algorithms, Science, Applications and Policy Session starting at 15:40 in the same room)

On Friday, May 27th:
Poster Presentation by Julian Schöne (Deforestation Assessment in Manongarivo Reserve, Madagascar, with Satellite Remote Sensing - What are the Trends and Drivers? at 12:00)


Dr. Zbyněk Malenovský appointed as remote sensing professor at GIUB 

ZFL welcomes Zbyněk Malenovský as the new professor for remote sensing at the Department of Geography (GIUB) at the University of Bonn! In this position it is foreseen that he will become a member of ZFL’s Steering Committee soon.
As Chair of the Remote Sensing Research Group (RSRG), he succeeds PD Dr. Olena Dubovyk, who has served as interim professor at the Department of Geography since 2019.
Prof. Malenovský’s academic career led him through research positions in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, and the United States. Before his appointment at the University of Bonn, he worked as an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Tasmania. With his international experience and his remote sensing expertise we are looking forward to future collaborations, new projects and interesting research activities. His research interests promise many intersections with previous research at ZFL, RSRG, and other research groups at GIUB. His main expertise lies in the scientific field of optical remote sensing and laboratory & field spectroscopy using drone, airborne- and spaceborne imagery. His specialty is stress ecology and remote sensing of vegetation under climate change, especially in near-shore terrestrial ecosystems of Antarctica, high mountain alpine meadows, or Australian forests.


Completion of the GlobeDrought ProjectDrought Risk in Rainfed agriculture between 1981 and 2016 © Figure 3a in Meza et al., 2020,

Drought Risk in Rainfed agriculture between 1981 and 2016 © Figure 3a in Meza et al., 2020,
Since its inception in 2017, the GlobeDrought project aimed to develop a web-based information system to comprehensively characterize droughts and their impacts. Now, Göttingen University, the project's main contractor, has announced its end. 
Please finde the Press Release here.
The project's final report can be found here.


UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference, 16 to 18 November 2021


To address these challenges posed by natural hazards that are exacerbated by climate change, UN-SPIDER and ZFL are joining forces to organize the UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference (virtual): “Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management in Africa. Networks and Information Technologies in times of crisis”.
This International Conference will address novel solutions developed by the space community, ways in which disaster management agencies are implementing space-based solutions and will allow UN-SPIDER to strengthen its network of African stakeholders for an improved use of space technologies for disaster management.
For more Information, please visit the following Link: 



Neueste Veröffentlichungen

  • Ghazaryan G., Dubovyk O., Kussul N.  & J. Schellberg (2020): Local Scale Agricultural Drought Monitoring with Satellite-based Multi-sensor Time-series. GIScience & Remote Sensing. 57(5), p.511-524. 
  • Landmann T., Dubovyk O., Ghazaryan G., Kimani J.  & E.M. Abdel-Rahman (2020): Wide-area Invasive Species Propagation Mapping is Possible Using Pheno-Metric Trends. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 159, p. 1-12. 
  • Graw V., Ghazaryan G., Schreier J., Gonzalez J., Abdel-Hamid A. Walz Y., Dall K., Post J., Jordaan A. & O. Dubovyk (2020): Timing Is Everything – Drought Classification For Risk Assessment. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, p. 428-433.
  • Akinyemi F., Ghazaryan G. & O. Dubovyk (2020): Assessing UN Indicators of Land Degradation Neutrality and Proportion of Degraded Land Over Botswana Using Remote Sensing Based National Level Metrics. Land Degradation & Development.
  • Heinemann, S., Siegmann B., Thonfeld F., Muro J., Jedmowski C., Kemna A., Kraska T., Muller O., Schultz  J. , Udelhoven T. et al. (2020): Land Surface Temperature Retrieval for Agricultural Areas Using a Novel UAV Platform Equipped with a Thermal Infrared and Multispectral Sensor. Remote Sensing, 12(7), p. 1075.

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Willkommen am Zentrum für Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (ZFL). Als interdisziplinäres Zentrum an der Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn widmen wir uns der Erforschung und Lehre in Bereichen der Fernerkundung, der Geoinformationen und der räumlichen Modellierung. Unser Ziel ist es, die interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit innerhalb der Universität Bonn zu stärken und Forschungsaktivitäten hoher Qualität zu fördern.


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