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Radar- and optical satellite data for ENVIronment and LAND use applications

  • Project management in Bonn
RSRG Prof. Dr. Gunter Menz     


  • Project aim

Development of robust and (semi-)automated methods for a synergetic use of microwave and multispectral remote sensing data for land use classification, change detection and urban mapping. In particular, we focus on the new German satellite systems TerraSAR-X and RapidEye, however data from other sensor systems shall also be incorporated.

  • Run time

October 2008 - September 2011 (extended till March 2012)

  • Study areas

Lower Rhine, North Rhine-Westphalia
Open pit mining district, North Rhine-Westphalia
(Emscher region, North Rhine-Westphalia)
Black forest to Upper Rhine, Baden-Württemberg
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
(Groitzsch near Leipzig, Saxony)
Nordhausen, Thuringia
(Gera-Ronneburg, Thuringia)
Thuringian Forest
Rostock, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • Staff

Antje Hecheltjen (PhD student)
Frank Thonfeld (PhD student)
Ingo Elbertzhagen (PhD student)
Frauke Becker (PhD student)
Johann Müller (Student assistant)
Benjamin Fißmer (Student assistant)
Prof. Gunter Menz (project coordinator)

  • Cooperation partners

Jena-Optronik (lead)
Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
Zentrum für Bild- und Signalverarbeitung e.V., Ilmenau

  • Funding agency

DLR/BMWi (FKZ 50EE0844 - 50EE0847)

ENVILAND2 wird durch die Raumfahrt-Agentur des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. mit Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestages unter den Förderkennzeichen 50EE0844 - 50EE0847 gefördert.

  • Further information

Enviland2 web page

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