GEO Department News http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/ Latest news from the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation en GEO Department News http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/ Latest news from the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:48:00 +0200 CORP 2017 an der TU Wien http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/corp-2017-an-der-tu-wien-2017-04-19/ Panta Rhei - the World in Constant Motion

Die Raumplanerkonferenz REAL CORP findet vom 12. bis 14. September 2017 zum 22. Mal statt, nach längerer Pause wieder an der TU Wien. Die Forschungsgruppe Geoinformation ist heuer der Gastgeber und hofft auf rege Teilnahme von ForscherInnen und StudentInnen der TU Wien.

Einreichung von begutachteten Konferenzbeiträgen ist noch bis 2. Mai möglich, Präsentationen zu Diplomarbeiten und Dissertationen können noch bis 30. Juni angemeldet werden.

Kontaktperson: Gerhard Navratil (gerhard.navratil@geo.tuwien.ac.at)

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The spatial planner conference REAL CORP will take place between September 12 and 14 2017 for the 22nd time. After a long break, REAL CORP is back at TU Vienna. The research group geoinformation is host of this year's conference and hopes for active participation from researchers and students of TU Vienna.

Submission of contributions for review is still possible until May 2, application for presentations of master thesis and PhD thesis is possible until June 30.

Contact person: Gerhard Navratil (gerhard.navratil@geo.tuwien.ac.at)

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Announcements Geoinformation http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/corp-2017-an-der-tu-wien-2017-04-19/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:48:00 +0200
Master defense Gallistl http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-gallistl-2017-04-19/

Donnerstag, 04.05.2017, 15:15
EI 11 Geodäsie HS, Neues EI, Stiege 1, 3. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

Jakob GALLISTL
Data‐error quantification in time‐domain induced polarization imaging based on the analysis of the decay curve

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Announcements Geophysics http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-gallistl-2017-04-19/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:21:00 +0200
Master defense Glaner, Achs & Pointner http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-glaner-achs-pointner-2017-04-19/

Dienstag, 02.05.2017
Besprechungsraum CB0525, Neues EI, Stiege 1, 5. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

13:00 Uhr: Marcus GLANER
Eigenschaften und Einsatzmöglichkeiten von GPS und Galileo Signal‐Linearkombinationen

14:15 Uhr: Thomas ACHS
Untersuchung zur Genauigkeit des terrestrischen Laserscanners Superhaser 100HSX

15:30 Uhr: Georg POINTNER
Large‐scale Mapping of Ground‐fast Lake Ice in the Arctic using CBand Synthetic Aperture Radar Observations

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Announcements Remote Sensing Photogrammetry Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-glaner-achs-pointner-2017-04-19/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:17:00 +0200
PhD defense Schlaffer http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-schlaffer-2017-04-19/

Freitag, 21. April 2017, 14:00 Uhr
EI11 Geodäsie Hörsaal, Gußhausstraße 27‐29, Stiege 1, 3. Stock, 1040 Wien

Stefan Schlaffer
Derivation of land‐surface backscatter signatures from SAR time series for flood and wetland delineation

Abstract der Kurz‐Präsentation siehe:
https://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/dekzent3/Abstract_Schlaffer.pdf

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Announcements Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-schlaffer-2017-04-19/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:05:00 +0200
GewinnerInnen des Studien-Folder-Wettbewerbs "Geodäsie und Geoinformation" http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/gewinnerinnen-des-studien-folder-wettbewerbs-geodaesie-und-geoinformation-2017-04-07/

Im Rahmen der Departmentsveranstaltung zum Thema Studien-PR am 29.3.2017 fand die Preisverleihung zum Studien-Folder-Ideenwettbewerb statt, welcher vom Department Ende 2016 ausgerufen worden war. Ziel war es, ein ansprechendes Konzept für einen Studieninformationsfolder zu finden, um damit über das Studium "Geodäsie und Geoinformation" zu informieren.

Vielen Dank an alle EinreicherInnen für ihre kreativen Entwürfe. Die drei GewinnerInnen waren die Teams um Felix Zaussinger, Tobias Stachl, Manuela Schmidt und Andreas Bayr.

Mehr Infos zum neuen Folder folgen demnächst!

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Remote Sensing Photogrammetry Advanced Geodesy Engineering Geodesy Geoinformation Cartography Geophysics Women4Geo http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/gewinnerinnen-des-studien-folder-wettbewerbs-geodaesie-und-geoinformation-2017-04-07/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:52:00 +0200
Michael Wimmer represents the GEO department at "Masters in Research" http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/michael-wimmer-represents-the-geo-department-at-masters-in-research-2017-04-06/

Michael Wimmer presented his master thesis

Comparison of active and passive optical methods for mapping river bathymetry

at the Masters in Research event organized by TU Wien. The event was part of TU's Vision 2025+ initiative and focused on TU's approach to research-oriented teaching.

Read more about the event [in German] at https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/124832/

Michael Wimmer, © TU Vision 2025+ / Thomas Kiefer

Kurt Matyas, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, © TU Vision 2025+ / Thomas Kiefer

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Photogrammetry http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/michael-wimmer-represents-the-geo-department-at-masters-in-research-2017-04-06/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:48:00 +0200
TOPC holds it 19th meeting at the GEO Department http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/topc-holds-it-19th-meeting-at-the-geo-department-2017-04-06/

The Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (TOPC) is holding its 19th meeting at TU Wien on 5–7 April 2017. The panel is chaired by Wolfgang Wagner, who will serve in this function for the period 2017–2019.

See news story at TU Wien home page [in German]: "Daten sammeln für das Klima – Prof. Wolfgang Wagner von der TU Wien wurde zum Vorsitzenden des Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (TOPC) gewählt."

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Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/topc-holds-it-19th-meeting-at-the-geo-department-2017-04-06/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:14:00 +0200
GEO Contribution to the African VLBI Network School http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/geo-contribution-to-the-african-vlbi-network-school-2017-03-31/

Matthias Schartner and David Mayer taught at the African VLBI Network (AVN) School in March 2017 in Hartebeesthoek, South Africa. They gave lectures about geodetic VLBI and presented practical exercises with the Vienna VLBI and Satellite Software (VieVS). About 20 students from Namibia, Zambia and Botswana took park in the AVN School.

Link: http://avntraining.hartrao.ac.za/

Group photo with the teachers at the AVN School

David Mayer giving a lecture at the AVN School

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Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/geo-contribution-to-the-african-vlbi-network-school-2017-03-31/ Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:35:00 +0200
Artikel über die Grenzstein-Initiative http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/artikel-ueber-die-grenzstein-initiative-2017-03-28/ Grenzen und Grenzsteine als UNESCO Weltgerbe

Am 21.3. hat Atlas Obscura einen Artikel über die Grenzstein-Initiative von Peter Waldhäusl gebracht. Beteiligt sind an dieser Arbeitsgruppe der OVG außerdem noch Gerhard Navratil von der TU Wien, Reinfried Mansberger von der Boku, Klaus Hanke von der Universität Innsbruck, Gerda Schennach vom BEV, Elisabeth Janeschitz von der Kärntner Landesregierung, sowie Günther Abart, Michael Hiermanseder, Heinz König und Christoph Twaroch.

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Geoinformation http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/artikel-ueber-die-grenzstein-initiative-2017-03-28/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:03:00 +0200
Wiener Zeitung reports about Big Data Challenges @VSC and @EODC_GmbH http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/wiener-zeitung-reports-about-big-data-challenges-vsc-and-eodc-gmbh-2017-03-25/

The Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung published an article in their Future Magazine on 25 March 2017 entitled

Big Data in der Wissenschaft: Eine Datenfülle, die zu schaffen macht

that covers the approaches of the Vienna Scientific Cluster, EODC and TU Wien to handling large amounts of satellite data. You can read the article [in German] as a PDF, linked below.

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Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/wiener-zeitung-reports-about-big-data-challenges-vsc-and-eodc-gmbh-2017-03-25/ Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:11:00 +0100
Special issue of Remote Sensing: Retrieval, Validation and Application of Satellite Soil Moisture Data http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/special-issue-of-remote-sensing-retrieval-validation-and-application-of-satellite-soil-moisture-data-2017-03-22/

Related to the 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop which will be held at TU Wien in September 2017 we are happy to inform about a Special Issue of the MDPI Remote Sensing Journal on the Retrieval, Validation and Application of Satellite Soil Moisture Data.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2017

For more details please check http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/soilmoisture

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Announcements Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/special-issue-of-remote-sensing-retrieval-validation-and-application-of-satellite-soil-moisture-data-2017-03-22/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:05:00 +0100
4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop & CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/4th-satellite-soil-moisture-validation-and-application-workshop-cci-soil-moisture-user-workshop-2017-03-17/

We would like to announce the 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop (19-20 September 2017) and the CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop (18 September 2017), to take place at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria. The abstract submission deadline is 1 May 2017.

For more information please see the conference website:
http://smw.geo.tuwien.ac.at

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Announcements Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/4th-satellite-soil-moisture-validation-and-application-workshop-cci-soil-moisture-user-workshop-2017-03-17/ Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:25:00 +0100
Master defense Heer & Cipa http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-heer-cipa-2017-03-13/

Montag, 20.03.2017
EI 11 Geodäsie HS, Neues EI, Stiege 1, 3. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

15:00 Uhr: Elsa HEER
Evaluation and Enhancement of Automated Quality Control Procedures fort he International Soil Moisture Network

16:15 Uhr: Nilüfer CIPA
3D City Modeling: A Comparative Study of Three Approaches

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Photogrammetry Remote Sensing Announcements Women4Geo http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-heer-cipa-2017-03-13/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:11:00 +0100
Seminar der Geowissenschaften Sommersemester 2017 http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/seminar-der-geowissenschaften-sommersemester-2017-2017-03-06/ Vortragstermine

3.4.2017 (EI 11, 15.00 Uhr)

  • Heinrich, Manfred (Robert Weber) MGEX - Multi GNSS Experiment
  • Winiwarter, Lukas (Johannes Otepka) Automatische Ableitung von Strukturlinien aus 3D-Punktwolken

8.5.2017 (EI 11, 15.00 Uhr)

  • Crocetti, Laura (Janina Boisits / Johannes Böhm) E-GRASP/Erathostenes
  • Jungwirth, Stefan (Daniel Landskron / Johannes Böhm) GNSS Radio Occulation
  • Khakpour, Milad (Paolo Fogliaroni) t.b.a.
  • Wundsam, David (Adrian Flowes-Orozco)Geophysical delineation of water flow patterns in clay-rich landslides

15.5.2017 (EI 11, 15.00 Uhr)

  • Navacchi, Claudio (Alexander Gruber) Evaluation of Earth Observation Data based on Information Theory Concepts
  • Resch, Rudolf (Camillo Ressl) Vergleich zweier Verfahren zur Korrektur dert RPCs von Satelliten-Bildern
  • Schmitzer, Manuel (Gerhard Navratil / Nikola Jankovic) LandXML and CityGML
  • Stefanovic, Mladen (Wolfgang Wagner) Coupling SAR C-Band and Optical Data for Soil Moisture and Leaf Area Retrieval Over Irrigated Grassland

29.5.2017 (EI 11, 15.00 Uhr)

  • Geiger, Julia (Matthias Forkel) Remote Sensing to Improve Vegetation Dynamics in GLobal Climate Models
  • Ivanova (Paolo Fogliaroni) Applications of Geo/Spatial Linked Data

26.6.2017 (EI 11, 15.00 Uhr)

  • Funk, Barbara (Adrian Flowes-Orozco) Hohlraumdetektion mit Hilfe geophysikalischer Methoden
  • Gutlederer, Klaus (Johannes Böhm) t.b.a.
  • Ley, Sarah (t.b.a.) t.b.a.
  • Mayer, Johannes (t.b.a.) t.b.a.
  • Prochazka, Philip (Robert Weber) Aktuelle Genauigkeit der GNSS Einzelpunktbestimmung - Realität versus Systemspezifikation

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Announcements http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/seminar-der-geowissenschaften-sommersemester-2017-2017-03-06/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:12:00 +0100
CNN reports about SATIDA http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/cnn-reports-about-satida-2017-02-27/

CNN interviewed Markus Enenkel, the project leader of SATIDA for their coverage of The tech solutions to end global hunger.

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Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/cnn-reports-about-satida-2017-02-27/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:50:00 +0100
Heinrich-Wild-Preis 2016 für Tomas Thalmann http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/heinrich-wild-preis-2016-fuer-tomas-thalmann-2017-02-20/

Vom 17. bis 26. Jänner fand auch heuer wieder die Leica & rmDATA Tour 2017 an 6 Standorten in Österreich statt. Im Zuge dieser Tour wurde von der Firma Leica Geosystems der „Heinrich-Wild-Preis“ für besondere Leistungen im Bereich der Ingenieurgeodäsie an Tomas Thalmann (von der Forschungsgruppe Ingenieurgeodäsie an der TU Wien) verliehen. Er stellte seine Arbeit in einem Vortrag unter dem Titel „Kalibrierung von fahrbaren Robotern als Multi-Sensor-Systeme“ vor insgesamt 400 Interessierten vor.

Raik Frankenberger (Leica Geosystems), Tomas Thalmann (TU Wien), Hans-Berndt Neuner (TU Wien), Georg Flechl (Leica Geosystems)

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Engineering Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/heinrich-wild-preis-2016-fuer-tomas-thalmann-2017-02-20/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:26:00 +0100
Johannes Böhm elected President of the EGU Geodesy Division http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/johannes-boehm-elected-president-of-the-egu-geodesy-division-2017-01-19/

Johannes Böhm was elected President of the Geodesy Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). His term will start with the General Assembly of EGU which takes place in Vienna from 23 to 28 April 2017.

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Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/johannes-boehm-elected-president-of-the-egu-geodesy-division-2017-01-19/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:58:00 +0100
Master defense Boisits & Greimeister http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-boisits-greimeister-2017-01-16/

Freitag 20.01.2017
EI 11 Geodäsie HS, Neues EI, Stiege 1, 3. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

09:30 Patrick GREIMEISTER
Trends of Atmospheric Water Vapor from VLBI and GPS

10:45 Janina BOISITS
Informationsgehalt GNSS‐basierter Troposphärenparameter für die Vorhersage regionaler Niederschlagsereignisse

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Announcements Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-boisits-greimeister-2017-01-16/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:58:00 +0100
PhD defense Muggenhuber http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-muggenhuber-2017-01-13/

Montag, dem 23. Jänner 2017
Seminarraum 127, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, Stiege 1, 3. Stock, 1040 Wien

Immobilienmarktbeobachtung vie Web‐Mining von Angebotsdaten ‐ Akquisition von Miet‐ und Kaufangebotsdaten für die zeitnahe räumliche ökonometrische Analyse von Wohnimmobilienmärkten
Dipl.‐Ing. MUGGENHUBER

Abstract der Kurz‐Präsentation siehe:
https://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/dekzent3/Abstract_Muggenhuber.pdf

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Announcements Geoinformation http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-muggenhuber-2017-01-13/ Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:37:00 +0100
Master defense Katona & Pavlin http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-katona-pavlin-2017-01-09/

Montag, 16.01.2017
EI 11 Geodäsie HS, Neues EI, Stiege 1, 3. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

14:00 Timea KATONA
Detection of wind parameters over lakes using spaceborne C-band SAR

15:20 Maja PAVLIN
Towards a Cognitively‐Sound, Landmark‐Based Indoor Navigation System

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Announcements Geoinformation Cartography Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-katona-pavlin-2017-01-09/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:08:00 +0100
New Scientist's 2016 biggest and best science stories features GEO http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/new-scientist-s-2016-biggest-and-best-science-stories-features-geo-2017-01-09/

New Scientist selected “The 12 biggest and best science stories of 2016” including GEO's Finnish-Hungarian-Austrian sleeping tree experiment.

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Photogrammetry http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/new-scientist-s-2016-biggest-and-best-science-stories-features-geo-2017-01-09/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:59:00 +0100
Award of Excellence for Alexander Gruber http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/award-of-excellence-for-alexander-gruber-2017-01-09/

Alexander Gruber was awarded the Award of Excellence by the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) for his outstanding PhD thesis on

Estimation of error structures in remotely sensed soil moisture data sets

The award is given to the 40 best PhD theses in Austria every year. Four students of TU Wien received the Award for 2016, see details [in German] at https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/124621/

Alexander Gruber, Iris Rauskala (BMWFW)

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Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/award-of-excellence-for-alexander-gruber-2017-01-09/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:39:00 +0100
Radio Interview about Permafrost with Annett Bartsch http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/radio-interview-about-permafrost-with-annett-bartsch-2016-12-22/

Dr. Annett Bartsch was interviewed by the Austrian radio station Ö1 for the program "Von Tag zu Tag" about her expertise on permafrost.

You can listen to the interview online [in German] for seven days at https://oe1.orf.at/player/20161221/454179

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Remote Sensing Women4Geo http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/radio-interview-about-permafrost-with-annett-bartsch-2016-12-22/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:35:00 +0100
Antarctic Glacier Named after Karl Kraus http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/antarctic-glacier-named-after-karl-kraus-2016-12-19/

At the most recent meeting of the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee it was decided to to name four Antarctica glaciers in honour of “pioneers of analytical and digital photogrammetry”. The new names were also formally endorsed by the Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory and have been added to the UK Gazetteer. The three glaciers and experts in photogrammetry are

  • Doyle
  • Helava
  • Kraus
  • Torlegård

Karl Kraus was professor of photogrammtry and remote sensing at TU Wien from 1974 until his death in 2006. You can read more about Karl Kraus in his obituary.

Or you can explore the Kraus Glacier at http://add.antarctica.ac.uk/batgaz/public/index.html!

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Photogrammetry http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/antarctic-glacier-named-after-karl-kraus-2016-12-19/ Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:19:00 +0100
Preisverleihung „Lebenswissenschaften und Physik“ an Matthias Forkel http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/preisverleihung-lebenswissenschaften-und-physik-an-matthias-forkel-2016-12-19/

Am 1. Dezember 2016 fand im Rahmen der Noblen Gespräche am Beutenberg-Campus die Verleihung des Beutenberg-Campus-Preis für herausragende Dissertationen statt. Unser Kollege Matthias Forkel ist einer der Preisträger und erhielt die Auszeichnung für seine Untersuchungen zum Einfluss der nördlichen Biosphäre auf den Anstieg der jahreszeitlichen Schwankungen des atmosphärischen Kohlendioxidgehalts.

Mehr Informationen zur prämierten Arbeit auf der Website des Beutenberg-Campus.

von links: Prof. Karsten Danzmann (MPI für Gravitationsphysik, Potsdam, Teilinstitut Hannover), Dr. Matthias Forkel (TU Wien), Prof. Wilhelm Boland (Vorstandsvorsitzender des Beutenberg-Campus Jena e.V.), Bayarjargal Narantsatsralt (5000. Besucherin der „Noblen Gespräche" am Beutenberg Jena). Photo: Gerhard Müller / Beutenberg-Campus Jena e.V.

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Remote Sensing EOWAVE News http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/preisverleihung-lebenswissenschaften-und-physik-an-matthias-forkel-2016-12-19/ Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:17:00 +0100
Projektmitarbeit Ableitung von 3D-Strukturlinien http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/projektmitarbeit-ableitung-von-3d-strukturlinien-2016-12-19/

Details siehe im unten verlinkten PDF.

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Photogrammetry Open Positions http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/projektmitarbeit-ableitung-von-3d-strukturlinien-2016-12-19/ Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0100
Einladung Berufungsvorträge Geoinformation http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/einladung-berufungsvortraege-geoinformation-2016-12-07/

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Announcements Geoinformation http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/einladung-berufungsvortraege-geoinformation-2016-12-07/ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:35:00 +0100
Watch Presentations from the Space Agency Forum 2016 http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/watch-presentations-from-the-space-agency-forum-2016-2016-12-01/

ISPRS released full videos of speakers at the Space Agency Forum and National Mapping Agencies Forum which was held in parallel to the ISPRS Congress in July 2016. Watch, for example, Wolfgang Wagner speak about "Earth Observation: Towards the Exabyte Era" and Noel Gorelick from Google about "Planetary Scale Data Processing and Management with Google Earth Engine"

http://www.isprs2016-prague.com/gallery/speakers-video

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Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/watch-presentations-from-the-space-agency-forum-2016-2016-12-01/ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:46:00 +0100
Soil Moisture Workshop Report published by GEWEX http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/soil-moisture-workshop-report-published-by-gewex-2016-12-01/

The GEO remote sensing group was one of the co-organisers of the 3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop held in New York City on 21-22 September 2016. The workshop was a big success, demonstrating steady improvements in satellite soil moisture data products (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT, AMSR2, CCI ...), advances in validation techniques (most notably triple collocation), and the broad support to continue the operations of the International Soil Moisture Network. For more information please see the workshop report published in the latest GEWEX News:

http://www.gewex.org/resources/gewex-news/
Direct link to latest issue: http://www.gewex.org/gewex-content/files_mf/1480533350Nov2016_final_opt.pdf

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Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/soil-moisture-workshop-report-published-by-gewex-2016-12-01/ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:47:00 +0100
geo4women report 2016 http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/geo4women-report-2016-2016-11-29/

This year's geo4women scholarship, which is awarded annually by the research group remote sensing, was given to Inmaculada García Dópido. We are happy to share her report on her work and her personal experiences in Vienna:

"The activity carried out during the research scholarship has been related to the analysis and segmentation of Sentinel-1 data sets of the Earth's surface, provided by remote sensing earth observation. I had the opportunity to work with a great research group in a great city. Particularly, the most important challenge of this research has been focused on the specific areas in Sentinel-1 data sets where the radar signal provides unexpected results. In these cases, the signal offers the opposite spectrum in comparison to the rest of the pixels. One of the main characteristics of these specific pixels is that these unexpected results are presented in very dry areas. For instance, this phenomenon can be observed in some areas of Spain. For this reason, this research work has been developed in four areas of Spain which offer this characteristic.

For this purpose, segmentation techniques have been selected in which the goal of these algorithms is to simplify the representation of an image using small segments or a set of contours extracted from the original image based on some metrics using the spatial information. These segments have been used to delineate these specific areas using the radar data in order to establish an alternative approach to apply directly to the radar data and look for features in these. There are several potential advantages resulting from the use of these algorithms in which the inclusion of spatial information will give us a chance to identify these pixels. Three segmentation algorithms have been explored directly related to the new advanced techniques for the segmentation and interpretation of high-dimensional satellite image. The effectiveness of the proposed approach has been shown to be useful during the interpretation process where there are several potential advantages resulting from the use of spatial information as criterion to discriminate this set of specific pixels.

My personal experiences during the stay were a great discovery for me: I could live in Wien for two month and able to work the "Viennese style". I felt very welcome since the first moment and I enjoyed getting to know the research group. When I was in Wien, I found myself surprised by many things, but especially by three facts I wasn’t expecting about this city. Wien is one of the most beautiful city I had ever been to, particularly its architecture and the classical monuments. Also important was the bicycle; it was my main transport in this city. I enjoyed riding on bike through the city a lot, even to go to work. And finally, I would like to remark the musical culture, it is possible to find in this city a lot classical operas, theatre, dance festivals … it is impossible to be bored in this city if you love music.

Finally, I would like to thank Dr. Alexander Gruber and Prof. Wolfgang Wagner for their collaboration, their great help and support during this research visit in the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation of the TU Wien."

Thank you Inmaculada for staying with us this summer!

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