Universität Bonn

Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL)

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About Us

The Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (Zentrum für Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche - ZFL) is an interdisciplinary research center of the University of Bonn in the fields of remote sensing, earth observations, geoinformation sciences and spatial modelling. It has a strong focus on research for sustainable and responsible solutions, training, transfer and capacity building activities.

The ZFL supports the Research Profile Focus on Geomatics at the Department of Geography, especially through an intensive information and capacity exchange with its Remote Sensing Research Group (RSRG).




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Fields of Research and Training Activities

  • Mapping of natural disaster risks and impacts (e.g., floods, droughts, wildfires) using remote sensing
  • Remote sensing based spatial monitoring of ecosystems (e.g., wetlands, grasslands, forests)
  • Land-cover (land-use) status mapping and change detection
  • Fusion of optical and radar satellite data in novel remote sensing detection techniques
  • Spatial analyses combining remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS)

Sensing Biodiversity Across Scales


 Spaceborne Earth Observation Applications for Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction

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