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Use of multiseasonal multisensor data for monitoring Natura2000 sites

  • Project PI
Vegetationsgeographie Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schmidtlein   


  • Project aim

Within the project msave we aim to develop novel methods for the monitoring of vegetation using satellite remote sensing. The project focuses on the use of data gathered at multiple times of the year (“multi-season”) and on the joint use of different sensors (radar, optical). The methods are to take explicit account of the fact that the appearance of even one and the same type of vegetation is never identical at different sites and at different times. This variability is both a curse and a blessing for the differentiation of vegetation and must be addressed anyway. The evaluation of methods is based on examples from nature conservation and agriculture.

The interdisciplinary research team includes geographers, ecologists, engineers, and physicists from the universities of Bonn (project lead), Osnabrück, and Würzburg. Funding is provided by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology through the German Space Agency.

  • Run time

February 2011 - January 2014

  • Study areas

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • Staff

Stefanie Stenzel (PhD student)
Hannes Feilhauer (Postdoc)
Prof. Sebastian Schmidtlein (PI)

  • Cooperation partners

University of Würzburg
University of Osnabrück

  • Funding agency

DLR/BMWi (FKZ 50EE1032, 50EE1033, 50EE1034)

Gefördert von der Raumfahrt-Agentur des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. mit Mitteln Bundesministeriiums für Wirtschaft und Technologie aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestages unter den Förderkennzeichen FKZ 50EE1032, 50EE1033, 50EE1034.

  • Further information

 msave web page

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