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Gewässerstruktur-Monitoring mit TerraSAR-X und RapidEye

  • Project PI
IGG Prof. Dr. Björn Waske 


  • Project aim

Development of robust and (semi-)automated methods that can be used for (pre-)mapping in structur-ecological surveys of river courses. Additionally, we traget change detection methods that will be specifically adapted in order to verify if proposed renaturation actions have been carried out without dedicated field surveys. The project is based on a combined analysis of SAR and multispectral remote sensing data from the high-resolution satellite systems TerraSAR-X and RapidEye. The project targets fundamental mapping requirements addressed by the EU water framework directive.

  • Run time

June 2009 - December 2012

  • Study areas

Our current study sites comprise rivers of differen sizes and in different physio-geographic regions and settings. The sites are located in North-Rhine Westfalia (Rhineland-Palatinate) and Black Forest to Oberrhein (Baden-Württemberg).

  • Staff

Sascha Klemenjak (PhD student)
Prof. Björn Waske (PI)

  • Cooperation partners

Zumbroich GmbH & Co KG, Bonn (lead)
Die Gewässerexperten!, Bonn

  • Funding agency

DLR / BMWi (FKZ 50EE0917)

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