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Welcome to ZFL

ZFL has become the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office

Since April 2016, the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) has become the UN-SPIDER (United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response) Regional Support Office.

Further informations can be found here.


ZFL Workshop 2016

On 14th and 15th April 2016, ZFL´s  annual workshop was held in the Rote Saal at  University Bonn´s Geography Department. 28 participants coming also from external organizations, e.g. BICC, ICARDA (CGIAR) and BBK, have contributed to the successful outcome of this workshop. Here you can find the program of the ZFL Workshop 2016.

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Latest Publications

  • Thonfeld, F., Feilhauer, H., Braun, M. & G. Menz (2016): Robust Change Vector Analysis (RCVA) for multi-sensor very high resolution optical satellite data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 50, 131-140, ISSN 0303-2434,
  • Kirimi, F. , Kuria, D. , Thonfeld, F. , Amler, E. , Mubea, K. , Misana, S. and Menz, G. (2016): Influence of Vegetation Cover on the Oh Soil Moisture Retrieval Model: A Case Study of the Malinda Wetland, Tanzania. Advances in Remote Sensing, 5, 28-42. doi: 10.4236/ars.2016.51003.
  • J. A Schultz, C. Beck, G. Menz, B. Neuwirth, C. Ohlwein, and A. Philipp (2015): Sensitivity of proxies on non-linear interactions in the climate system  Scientific Reports, 5 (18560).
  • Kwon, Ho-Young; Nkonya, E.; Johnson, T.; Graw, V.; Kato, E.; Kihiu, E., 2016. Global Estimates of the Impacts of Grassland Degradation on Livestock Productivity from 2001 to 2011. in: Nkonya, E., Mirzabaev, A., von Braun, J. (Eds.), Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement – A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development. Springer International Publishing, pp. 261-290.

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Welcome to the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL). We are an interdisciplinary center of the University of Bonn dedicated to research and teaching in the fields of remote sensing, geoinformation sciences and spatial modelling. Our objective is to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration within the University of Bonn and to foster high quality research activities.

Researchers from the following institutions are currently involved:


Spokesman: Klaus Greve



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