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 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:29:00 +0100 PhD Defense and Farewell Party Andreas Hellerschmied http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-and-farewell-party-andreas-hellerschmied-2018-11-15/

On November 15, 2018, Andreas Hellerschmied very successfully defended his PhD thesis on VLBI observations to satellites. The celebration was then held together with the farewell party, because Andreas started at BEV in the beginning of November. The photo shows Andreas with his family, the external supervisors Markus Rothacher (ETH Zürich) and Axel Nothnagel (Universität Bonn), his old colleagues at TU Wien and his new colleagues at BEV. Congratulations, Andi!

PhD defense and farewell Andreas Hellerschmied

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Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-and-farewell-party-andreas-hellerschmied-2018-11-15/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:29:00 +0100
Master defense Lehner + Schmitzer http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-lehner-schmitzer-2018-11-12/

Montag, 19.11.2018
Ort: EI 11 Geodäsie HS, Neues EI, Stiege 1, 3. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

15:15 Uhr
Annika LEHNER
Untersuchung der Genauigkeit eines Bündelblockausgleichs im Wald

16:30 Uhr
Manuel SCHMITZER
Unterstützung der menschlichen Selbstlokalisierung

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Announcements Photogrammetry Geoinformation http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-lehner-schmitzer-2018-11-12/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:13:00 +0100
geo4women scholarship report 2018 http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/geo4women-scholarship-report-2018-2018-11-12/

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

"My name in Mengyu Liang, and I am a Master’s student studying Cartography at TU-Wien. For this year’s geo4women summer research internship, I proposed to analyze the interactions among three vital environmental factors, flood, soil moisture and vegetation, in Okavango Delta and Caprivi Strip in Southern-central Africa in order to understand how climate change influences this ecosystem through altering these factors. The reason why I was interested in this topic is, in the recent years’ soil moisture anomaly analysis done by the CLIMERS group at TU-Wien using the ASCAT 25-km sensor data, the Okavango Delta has shown frequently in the wetter than normal spectrum, which seemingly misaligns with the general climatic trend. To approach this question, I mainly used the remote sensing products (on water level, water bodies, vegetation, and soil water index) compiled and qualified by the Copernicus Global Land Service (CGLS) and the in-situ water level measurements compiled by the Okavango Research Institute. For the analysis, I scripted in R to retrieve, clean and cross-correlate the remote sensing and in-situ datasets. In the end, we concluded with the changing climate, the influence of flood alteration have a different impact on different types of vegetation, and vegetation also responds differently to the change in soil moisture condition, therefore, it confirms the high level of complexity in the Okavango/Caprivi ecosystem.

To conclude my two-month research experience with the Remote Sensing Group, I would describe it as challenging and fulfilling. The challenging side, for me, lies within the fact that I was not familiar with writing scripts to handle remote sensing dataset, as well as within having to work independently to think through problems and compartmentalize one large research question into approachable segments. The fulfillment, of course, relates to the gradual improvement in both of the challenging aspects, through being patient and persistent with coding and reaching out to the colleagues in the group for directions and suggestions. This is to say, for me, this is experience is wonderfully beneficial for my growth into a more independent and resourceful researcher, but the benefit indubitably comes from the challenges.

Beyond work, I also feel very lucky to be able to witness one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vienna,  in its most vibrate time of the year. Almost every day, within my research agenda, I like to utilize my time during the lunch break to explore the exotic eateries around the TU campus and embrace the nice weather through enjoying my lunch and people-watching at the Karlsplatz or other little parks nearby. Over the weekend, I usually go to the Donau Island with some friends or explore other interesting parks or venues, such as the Liechtensteinpark, in Vienna. These off time are also crucial for relaxing the mind and adds more to the Viennese summer experience.

To conclude, I really appreciate this opportunity that the Remote Sensing Group provided. It is such a special experience that encouraged me to think independently like a real researcher but at the same time work with colleagues from various backgrounds to integrate new approaches. I do think it is a worthwhile experience for people who wish to enhance their research abilities and also to be surrounded by the Viennese style of living.

Lastly, I wish to thank Dr. Matthias Schramm and Prof. Wouter Dorigo for their help, support and encouragement throughout the experience!"

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Remote Sensing Women4Geo http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/geo4women-scholarship-report-2018-2018-11-12/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0100
Robert Weber receives Friedrich Hopfner-Medal http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/robert-weber-receives-friedrich-hopfner-medal-2018-11-09/

On October 25, 2018, Robert Weber was awarded the Friedrich Hopfner-Medal of the Austrian Geodetic Commission. More information (in German) about the medal and the recipient can be found at the TU News. Congratulations!

Norbert Pfeifer (left), President of the Austrian Geodetic Commission, presenting the medal to Robert Weber (right) (Photo BEV)

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Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/robert-weber-receives-friedrich-hopfner-medal-2018-11-09/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:19:00 +0100
Veranstaltung Industrievermessung 2018 http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/veranstaltung-industrievermessung-2018-2018-11-06/

Industrievermessung 2018

Geodätische Lösungen für den Maschinen- und Anlagenbau

8.11.2018, TU Wien

Details und Anmeldung unter http://industrie18.geo.tuwien.ac.at/

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Announcements Engineering Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/veranstaltung-industrievermessung-2018-2018-11-06/ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:58:00 +0100
Wolfgang Wagner to speak at METOP-C Launch Event http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/wolfgang-wagner-to-speak-at-metop-c-launch-event-2018-11-05/

The MetOp-C satellite is scheduled for launch on a Soyuz rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, at 01:47 CET on Wednesday, 7 November. METOP-C will carry the third Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) instrument, which – together with its two predecessor instruments – will provide highly-valuable research data for the GEO microwave remote sensing team. To highlight the value of the METOP satellites for the monitoring of droughts in a changing climate, Wolfgang Wagner was invited by EUMETSAT to give a short speech at the METOP-C launch event shortly before launch. Watch the live steam of the event!

Check out the Metop-C launch site here or find out more about Metop-C here!

Artist's impression of a Metop satellite in polar orbit above the Earth. Copyright 2012 EUMETSAT.

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Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/wolfgang-wagner-to-speak-at-metop-c-launch-event-2018-11-05/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 12:48:00 +0100
Best Paper Honourable Mention at ISPRS symposium http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/best-paper-honourable-mention-at-isprs-symposium-2018-10-30/

We are happy to inform that our contribution

Feasibility Investigation on Single Photon LiDAR Based Water Surface Mapping
by Gottfried Mandlburger and Boris Jutzi

received a Best Paper Honourable Mention

at the ISPRS TC I Mid-term Symposium "Innovative Sensing - From Sensors to Methods and Applications".

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Photogrammetry http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/best-paper-honourable-mention-at-isprs-symposium-2018-10-30/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:49:00 +0100
PhD defense Hellerschmied http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-hellerschmied-2018-10-30/

Donnerstag, 15. November 2018, 10:30 Uhr
Seminarraum 124, Gußhausstraße 25-29, 3. Stock, 1040 Wien

Satellite Observations with VLBI
Dipl.Ing. HELLERSCHMIED BSc

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

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Announcements Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-hellerschmied-2018-10-30/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:59:00 +0100
Photogrammetry / Remote Sensing expert position http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/photogrammetry-remote-sensing-expert-position-2018-10-30/

The Photogrammetry research group of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Wien is currently looking to recurit a motivated

 

Photogrammetry / Remote Sensing expert (f/m)

 

You enjoy working in a scientific environment at the leading edge of research in photogrammetry? You want to work with researchers towards excellent solutions to the technical problems that scientific work poses? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this job is for you!

Our group comprises about 20 staff members currently working on approximately 15 projects supported by various national and European programs, grants and funding sources.

To strengthen the research work of our team, we are looking for a skilled geo-data processing specialist with a background or interest in geospatial sciences.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Processing and analysis of images and Lidar point clouds for 3D reconstruction
  • Developing scientific algorithms in the fields of photogrammetry and for applications in the environmental sciences
  • Contribution in software development using Python or C++
  • Writing technical documents, project reports and scientific journal papers

Your Profile:

  • Master (or equivalent) degree in geodesy, geoinformation sciences, informatics, physical geography, mathematics, or similar
  • Excellent programming skills (Python, Matlab, C/C++, …)
  • Experience in point cloud processing and derivation of 3D models
  • Strong analytical and technical skills and problem solving capability
  • Solid knowledge of statistical methods for temporal and spatial analysis of scientific data
  • Good written and spoken communication skills in English

We Offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an innovative, dynamic and successful team
  • The salary for this full time (40 hrs/week) position is based on the Austrian regulations for university staff. The monthly minimum is € 2.794,60 for a Pre-Doc. The monthly salary is paid 14 times per year. The position will be time-limited; the duration is subject of negotiation.
  • Possibility to enroll in the PhD program of TU Wien
  • Flexible working hours
  • Workplace close to city center, metro and main train station
  •  A stimulating and friendly working environment at the department

 

If this job opportunity fits your career development plans, we are looking forward to receiving your application in English (cover letter, CV, relevant publications and references) and in one single PDF file via e-mail to

photo-sek (at) geo.tuwien.ac.at

 

Candidate selection will start on November 19th, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. TU Wien will not refund any cost occurred in the course of an application.

 

Prof. Dr. Norbert Pfeifer
TU Wien

Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation
Research Group Photogrammetry
Gußhausstraße 27-29, E 120.7
1040 Vienna
Austria
www.geo.tuwien.ac.at

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Remote Sensing Photogrammetry Open Positions http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/photogrammetry-remote-sensing-expert-position-2018-10-30/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:43:00 +0100
Best Paper Award 2017 for Forkel, Vreugdenhil and Wieser http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/best-paper-award-2017-for-forkel-vreugdenhil-and-wieser-2018-10-30/

We are happy to inform about the winners of the Best Paper Award of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation for 2017:

Matthias Forkel et al., A data-driven approach to identify controls on global fire activity from satellite and climate observations (SOFIA V1), Geosci. Model Dev., 10 (2017), 4443–4476

Mariette Vreugdenhil et al., Assessing Vegetation Dynamics Over Mainland Australia With Metop ASCAT; IEEE Journal Of Selected Topics In Applied Earth Observations And Remote Sensing, 10 (2017), 5, 2240–2248

Martin Wieser et al., A Case Study of UAS Borne Laser Scanning for Measurement of Tree Stem Diameter; Remote Sensing, 9 (2017)

The prize is awarded every year for the best papers of the faculty (at least one for Mathematics and one for Geoinformation), based on an external and internal review of the papers.

Prizes were handed over by the Dean of the faculty on 24 October 2018: Laudator Norbert Pfeifer, Martin Wieser, Sebastian Hahn (for Mariette Vreugdenhil), Dean Michael Drmota, Matthias Forkel, Laudator Wouter Dorigo

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Remote Sensing Photogrammetry Women4Geo http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/best-paper-award-2017-for-forkel-vreugdenhil-and-wieser-2018-10-30/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:11:00 +0100
PhD defense Bauer-Marschallinger http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-bauer-marschallinger-2018-10-22/

Mittwoch, 31. Oktober 2018, 10:30
Seminarraum 121, Neues EI, CA 0322, Gußhausstraße 25-29, 3. Stock, 1040 Wien

Multi-Scale Soil Moisture Retrieval from Satellite Radars in a Novel Data Cube Architecture
Dipl.-Ing. BAUER-MARSCHALLINGER

Abstract der Kurz-Präsentation siehe:
https://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/dekzent3/abstract_Bauer-Marschallinger.doc.pdf

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Announcements Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-bauer-marschallinger-2018-10-22/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:08:00 +0200
The first European app to empower citizens against floods, fires and extreme weather http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/the-first-european-app-to-empower-citizens-against-floods-fires-and-extreme-weather-2018-10-22/

  • Thanks to the I-REACT app, citizens can warn other citizens of natural risks by sharing geolocalised photos and information on floods, fires and extreme weather.
  • The app also notifies users of their risk to suffer natural hazards based on their location and provides information to improve their safety.
  • Its launch coincides with the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

13th October 2018, Torino (Italy).- The research project I-REACT, funded by the European Commission, launches today a free app to keep citizens safe from floods, fires and extreme weather. The app enables its users to share pictures and other information on natural hazards and in turn provides essential information about the risks of suffering from these threats. The free app, available through Google Play, aims to provide citizens with tools to build a society more resilient to disasters and is launched with the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Just in 2017, disasters like floods, wildfires and earthquakes killed more than 9000 people worldwide, affected 96 million, and caused €270 billion in losses —it is the second costliest year in disasters on record. For this reason, the International Day for Disaster Reduction focuses on diminishing the economic impact of disasters worldwide. “Our approach aims to empower all European citizens, enabling them to take a more active role in preventing disasters.”, says Dr. Fabrizio Dominici, head of the Mobile Solution research area at the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), Italy, and coordinator of the I-REACT project. “The users of the app can monitor environmental conditions and share useful information such as photos and other data that will help other citizens be prepared.” These reports can be verified and rated by the rest of the users, so citizens can filter the relevant information and avoid the propagation of fake news. The same approach is applied to tweets: the app filter relevant tweets in real time, to offer the users only informative content related to emergency events happening in their surroundings. Also, the app also includes a set of tips and quizzes on what to do in case of a flood, a wildfire or other extreme-weather event.

This kind of information becomes especially useful during floods, fires and other natural hazards. “The photos and comments uploaded by the users are useful not only to monitor the environment.”, remarks Dr. Dominici, “they also allow citizens to report the damage caused to infrastructures, and help fellow users locate safe havens during an emergency.”

The app also features risk maps, that let people know at every moment the likelihood of being affected by extreme weather events, flood and fires. “We want to make disaster information as accessible as possible,” adds Dr. Dominici,”and in the current world this means that we all should be able to access it on our smartphones. This will contribute to keep people safe, saving lives and reducing the damages caused by natural hazards”.

For the last two years, the European project I-REACT has been developing technological tools to prevent and respond better against natural hazards. Among the technologies developed by the project are a Big Data platform to predict better the occurrence of this type of events, wearables and smart glasses for first responders, so they can receive and send information without using their hands, and a decision support system for emergency coordinators, that enables them to take the best decision possible considering all the information available. I-REACT is complementary to existing solutions and its implementation is highly modular so as to be easily integrated with current operational platforms. “One of the key players during emergency situations are citizens themselves”, says Dr. Dominici,”so we wanted to provide them the tools they need to stay safe. The app is the easiest way to do so: its free, and it can be used on your phone. Hopefully, it will contribute to create safer communities and save lives in the process.”

The app is freely available on Google Play: http://bit.ly/IREACTapp

 

Press contact: Guzmán Sánchez (I-REACT Communication manager): press (at) i-react.eu

 

 

About International Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13 October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. The 2018 edition continues under the "Sendai Seven" campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. This year's focus is Target C: Reduce the direct economic losses caused by disasters by 2030.

About I-REACT

I-REACT (Improving Resilience to Emergencies through Advanced Cyber Technologies) is a 3-year project (2016-2018) funded by the European Commission Horizon2020 programme.

The project is coordinated by the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella of Turin. Consortium partners include: Geoville, Eoxplore, Terranea, Alpha Consult, UNESCO (Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice), Politecnico di Torino, Celi, JoinPad, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Meteosim, Bitgear, Ansur Technologies, Technical University of Vienna, Scienseed, CSI Piemonte, Aquobex, Answaretech, and Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission.

Motion graphic: I-REACT in two minutes

 

I-REACT brochure

 

Project infographic

Project technologies

 

 

 

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Remote Sensing CLIMERS http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/the-first-european-app-to-empower-citizens-against-floods-fires-and-extreme-weather-2018-10-22/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:30:00 +0200
Bundespräsident überreicht Preise an zwei unserer Absolventen http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/bundespraesident-ueberreicht-preise-an-zwei-unserer-absolventen-2018-10-22/

Bundespräsident Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen beehrte die Bundeskammer der ZiviltechnikerInnen mit seiner Teilnahme am Ingenieurtag am 03. Oktober 2018 im Schloss Schönbrunn.

Das Highlight der Veranstaltung war die feierlichen Verleihung des Forschungspreises für wissenschaftliche Exzellenz 2017 der Bundeskammer durch den Präsidenten.

Wir freuen uns, dass im Fachbereich Vermessungswesen alle Preise an Absolventen unseres Departments gingen:

Johannes Falkner
Flächenhaftes Monitoring einer Freiformschale
(Betreuer: Univ.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Berndt Neuner)

Marco Schwai
Untersuchung der Nutzbarkeit von Parifizierungsplänen für den Aufbau eines 3D-Katasters
(Betreuer: Univ.Prof. Dr. Ioannis Giannopoulos)

Ein Video über die Veranstaltung ist unter folgender Adresse zu finden:
https://youtu.be/PtjABV00lco

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Engineering Geodesy Geoinformation http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/bundespraesident-ueberreicht-preise-an-zwei-unserer-absolventen-2018-10-22/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:15:00 +0200
Seminar der Geowissenschaften Wintersemester 2018/19 http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/seminar-der-geowissenschaften-wintersemester-201819-2018-10-10/ Vortragstermine

PICO-presentations will be at December 10 and January 7. The list of presentations for each of the dates are as follows:

Presentation for December 10:

  • ECKER Paulus (Johannes FABIANKOWITSCH) BIM in der Ingenieurvermessung
  • FLEISCHER Markus (Sigrid BÖHM) GRACE Follow-On
  • HOROZOVIC Dzana (Robert WEBER) Short-period Variation of the Earth Rotation Parameters - Estimation and Causes

Presentations on January 7:

  • HOBMAIER Christoph (Gilbert KOTZBECK) Charakterisierung und Visualisierung fußballspezifischer Geodaten am Beispiel von StatsBomb-Eventdaten
  • MAYR Martin (Adrian FLORES-OROZCO) Quantification of Slag Heap Volumes and Masses Through the Use of Induced Polarization
  • PICHLER Hannah (Gerhard NAVRATIL) Vergleich des Katasters in Österreich und Frankreich
  • RUZICKA Jakub (Ioannis GIANNOPOULOS) Augmented Reality und Autofahren: Von Assistenzsystemen zur Automatisierung
  • SCHORN Maximilian (Daniel LANDSKRON) Satellitenbahnen

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Announcements http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/seminar-der-geowissenschaften-wintersemester-201819-2018-10-10/ Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:13:00 +0200
PhD defense Widhalm http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-widhalm-2018-10-09/

Donnerstag, 18. Oktober 2018, 10:30
Seminarraum 124, Gußhausstraße 27-29, 3. Stock, 1040 Wien

Determination of Arctic land surface and soil properties with Synthetic Aperture Radar information from satellites
Fr. Dipl.Ing. Barbara WIDHALM

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

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Announcements Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/phd-defense-widhalm-2018-10-09/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:20:00 +0200
Nature paper: A Warmer Spring Leads to Less Plant Growth in Summer http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/nature-paper-a-warmer-spring-leads-to-less-plant-growth-in-summer-2018-10-04/

It’s bad news for the climate: plants start growing earlier in the spring but, contrary to popular belief, this results in considerably less CO2 absorption. This is shown in a study published in the journal “Nature” with our participation.

Read the full story

Satellite observations show that warmer springs result in higher vegetation productivity in spring but (in many regions) in lower productivity in summer and autumn.

Matthias Forkel

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CLIMERS Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/nature-paper-a-warmer-spring-leads-to-less-plant-growth-in-summer-2018-10-04/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:15:00 +0200
Farewell Nina Magnet http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/farewell-nina-magnet-2018-09-26/

Again, the research area Higher Geodesy has to say goodbye to a much-liked and highly respected colleague: Nina Magnet will leave us at the end of September. The positive side is that she will stay in close contact with us, starting at TeleConsult Austria (TCA). Nina, we wish you all the best!

Farewell Nina Magnet

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Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/farewell-nina-magnet-2018-09-26/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:24:00 +0200
Hermannskogellauf 2018 http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/hermannskogellauf-2018-2018-09-21/

Franz Glaner and Zoreh Adavi clinched the victory in the 12th edition of the Hermannskogellauf. This is a run up to the highest mountain of Vienna, where the fundamental point of Austrian surveying is located. Franz Glaner, our orienteer, just needed 15:18 for the run.

Runners and walkers at the Hermannskogellauf 2018

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Advanced Geodesy Photogrammetry http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/hermannskogellauf-2018-2018-09-21/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:44:00 +0200
Workshop invitation: ESA CCI Soil Moisture in support of global climate monitoring http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/workshop-invitation-esa-cci-soil-moisture-in-support-of-global-climate-monitoring-2018-09-18/

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the ESA CCI Soil Moisture user workshop, which will be held on 15 November 2018 at the Technische Universität Wien, Vienna.

Since 2012, TU Wien, EODC, VanderSat and their partners have successfully implemented ESA’s Climate Change Initiative for Soil Moisture. ESA CCI Soil Moisture produces the most consistent long-term global soil moisture data record based on active and passive microwave sensors and currently provides a set of products from 1978 to the end of 2017. ESA CCI Soil Moisture has received over 6000 registrations for download, has directly supported the publication of over 200 peer reviewed papers, and feeds into several operational services.

The objective of this workshop is to:

  1. give an overview of ESA CCI Soil Moisture and its support to ESA’s primary CCI programme goals; 
  2. demonstrate how ESA CCI Soil Moisture has supported international climate observing activities (e.g. IPCC, Global Climate Observing System);
  3. demonstrate how ESA CCI Soil Moisture has advanced science in climate research and other domains;
  4. show how ESA CCI Soil Moisture supports the operational services provided by C3S and others;
  5. identify new applications based on operational long-term soil moisture products,
  6. show how ESA CCI Soil Moisture has led to Austria taking a key role in the scientific development of Essential Climate Variable products from Earth observation.

The workshop is open both to presenters and non presenters. The workshop is free of cost and includes lunch at the location.

Abstracts can be submitted online until 4 October 2019. Submission details can be found at http://cci2018.geo.tuwien.ac.at/call-for-abstracts/

Participants without presentation are requested to register at http://cci2018.geo.tuwien.ac.at/registration/

We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna soon!

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Announcements Remote Sensing CLIMERS http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/workshop-invitation-esa-cci-soil-moisture-in-support-of-global-climate-monitoring-2018-09-18/ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:13:00 +0200
Special Issue "Applications of GIScience for Land Administration" http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/special-issue-applications-of-giscience-for-land-administration-2018-09-18/ ISPRS International Journal for Geo-Information

Gerhard Navratil is guest editor for a special issue on "Applications of GIScience for Land Administration". Paper submission deadline is April 30, 2019. More information can be found on the journal webpage.

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Geoinformation Announcements http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/special-issue-applications-of-giscience-for-land-administration-2018-09-18/ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:00:00 +0200
StudienassistentIn Photogrammetrie http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/studienassistentin-photogrammetrie-2018-09-17/

Eine Stelle für eine_n Studienassistent_in am Department für Geodäsie und Geoinformation, FG Photogrammetrie, ist mit 10 Stunden/Woche zu besetzen, Karenzvertretung

Das monatliche Mindestgehalt für diese Verwendung beträgt derzeit € 500,40 brutto (14x jährlich).

Voraussetzung:
Inskription eines facheinschlägigen Studiums; Kein abgeschlossenes Master- oder Diplomstudium der Fachrichtung 

Befristung
1 Jahr, längstens jedoch bis zum Abschluss des Master- oder Diplomstudiums

Erfordernisse:
Grundkenntnisse in Photogrammetrie (Theorie und Praxis), im Programmieren (Erfahrung in Python oder ähnlichen Sprachen für räumliche Anwendungen) und organisatorische Fähigkeiten (Betreuung von Übungseinheiten)

Bewerbungsfrist: 27.9.2018

Bewerbungen schriftlich oder per Mail an das oben angeführte Institut mit den üblichen Bewerbungsunterlagen. Institutsadresse: Department f. Geodäsie u. Geoinformation, Gußhausstraße 27-29 / E 120.7, 1040 Wien; Mailadresse für Bewerbungen: photo-sek (at) geo.tuwien.ac.at      

Die Bewerber und Bewerberinnen haben keinen Anspruch auf Abgeltung angefallener Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten,  die aus Anlass des Aufnahmeverfahrens entstanden sind.

 

Siehe auch Mitteilungsblatt.

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Open Positions Photogrammetry http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/studienassistentin-photogrammetrie-2018-09-17/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:53:00 +0200
SAR Data Processing Specialist http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/sar-data-processing-specialist-2018-09-17/

The Remote Sensing research group of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Wien is currently looking to recruit a motivated

SAR Data Processing Specialist (m/f)

You enjoy working in a scientific environment at the leading edge of research in remote sensing? You want to work with researchers towards excellent solutions to the technical problems that scientific work poses? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this job is for you!

Our group comprises about 30 staff members currently working on approximately 20 projects supported by various national, European and international programs, grants and funding sources.

To support the research work of our team, we are looking for a skilled SAR data processing specialist with a background or interest in geospatial sciences.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Processing and analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data
  • Developing scientific algorithms in the fields of radar remote sensing, image processing, Big Data analysis
  • Contribution in software development using object-oriented programing language
  • Prototyping, implementing, and testing of processing chains and generation of value-added products
  • Writing technical documents, project reports and scientific journal papers

 

Your Profile:

  • Master (or equivalent) degree OR PhD degree in geodesy, geoinformation sciences, informatics, physical geography, mathematics, or similar
  • Excellent programming skills (Python and/or IDL, Matlab, Fortran, C++, …)
  • Experience in SAR signal processing and derivation of geophysical parameters from SAR (e.g. soil moisture, water bodies, vegetation, snow and ice, …)
  • Strong analytical and technical skills and problem solving capability
  • Solid knowledge of statistical methods for temporal and spatial analysis of scientific data
  • Good written and spoken communication skills in English

 

We Offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an innovative, dynamic and successful team
  • The salary for this full time (40 hrs/week) position is based on the Austrian regulations for university staff. The monthly minimum is € 2.794,60 for a Pre-Doc respectively € 3.711,70 for a Post-Doc position. The monthly salary is paid 14 times per year. The position will be time-limited; the duration is subject of negotiation.
  • Possibility to enroll in the PhD program of TU Wien
  • Flexible working hours
  • Workplace close to city center, metro and main train station
  • A stimulating and friendly working environment at the department

If this job opportunity fits your career development plans, we are looking forward to receiving your application in English (cover letter, CV, relevant publications and references) and in one single PDF file via e-mail to rs-sek (at) geo.tuwien.ac.at

Candidate selection will start on October 8th, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. TU Wien will not refund any cost occurred in the course of an application.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner
TU Wien
Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation
Research Group Remote Sensing
Gußhausstraße 27-29, E 120.1
1040 Vienna, Austria
www.geo.tuwien.ac.at

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Remote Sensing Open Positions CLIMERS http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/sar-data-processing-specialist-2018-09-17/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:45:00 +0200
International Remote Sensing School for Hydrological Applications, Rome, 13-16 November 2018 http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/international-remote-sensing-school-for-hydrological-applications-rome-13-16-november-2018-2018-09-17/

The International Remote Sensing School for Hydrological Applications is organized in Rome, on 13-16 November 2018, in the framework of the H SAF project by the Italian Civil Protection Department in close collaboration with the Italian Air Force Meteorological Service Department. The key objective of this training is to instruct active and future users from Meteo-Hydrological Institutes and/or from research and operational environments in the application of the satellite-based soil moisture products generated by H SAF. The training course will be structured in theoretical lessons on the H SAF products, exercise and discussion sessions on a proper utilization of the H SAF products in an operational environment. For further details see the announcement PDF.

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Remote Sensing CLIMERS http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/international-remote-sensing-school-for-hydrological-applications-rome-13-16-november-2018-2018-09-17/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:23:00 +0200
How much water is used for irrigation? http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/how-much-water-is-used-for-irrigation-2018-09-14/

Feeding a growing global population is a major concern, but efforts to grow more food will place an added burden on precious supplies of freshwater. New research shows how measurements of soil moisture from space could be used to understand how much water is used for agriculture and potentially help farmers manage consumption.

Read more on the ESA website or in the folllowing two papers:

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CLIMERS Remote Sensing http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/how-much-water-is-used-for-irrigation-2018-09-14/ Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:47:00 +0200
9th VieVS User-Workshop at TU Wien http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/9th-vievs-user-workshop-at-tu-wien-2018-09-14/

From 11 to 13 September 2018, the 9th User-Workshop dedicated to the Vienna VLBI and Satellite Software (VieVS) was held at TU Wien. We focused on all VLBI aspects from scheduling to correlation, fringe-fitting, and analysis.

Group photo with all participants and lecturers at the workshop

Jakob Gruber explaining the intricacies of correlation and fringe-fitting

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Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/9th-vievs-user-workshop-at-tu-wien-2018-09-14/ Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:50:00 +0200
PreDoc position in Engineering Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/predoc-position-in-engineering-geodesy-2018-09-06/

[German version below]

The research group Engineering Geodesy (E120.5) of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation of TU Wien is offering a

University Assistant (f/m) position,

pay grade B1. The position will be in an extent of 25 hours per week. Estimated starting time is 1st of November.
The monthly minimum gross salary amounts € 1.746,60 (14 times per year). The salary can be higher due to previous experiences in the field of activity.

Required skills:
Master degree in Geodesy and Geoinformation, Electrical Engineering, Physics or similar

Further requirements:
This job advertisement addresses all graduates in the field of Geodesy and Geoinformation as well as those graduates in the fields of Electrical Engineering and Physics with a focus on optics-photonics during their studies. Experience in metrology with regard to the high-precision acquisition of geometric parameters is an advantage. Also, experiences in the field of robot-assisted automation of measurement processes and / or navigation are appreciated.
The research activity of the jobholder aims the physical modelling of deviations occurring during the interaction of a measuring beam with the object’s surface and the validation of these models by measurements under laboratory conditions. Of particular importance is the robot-assisted automation of these measurement processes.
The advertised job imply the planning and realization of teaching courses in geodesy and geoinformation.

Application deadline: 15th of October 2018

The TU Wien strives to increase the proportion of women, especially for the scientific and the artistic staff and therefore particularly invites qualified female candidates to apply. In the case of equal qualification for the position and in the absence of any other outweighing factors, the female candidate will be preferred.

Please send your application to the personnel administration, department for scientific staff of the TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna. Please send the online application to barbara.triebl-kraus (at) tuwien.ac.at.
TU Wien will not refund any cost occurring in the course of an application.

For further information, please contact Prof. Hans Neuner: hans.neuner (at) geo.tuwien.ac.at

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Eine Stelle für eine_n Assistent_in am Department für Geodäsie und Geoinformation, Forschungsgruppe Ingenieurgeodäsie, E 120.5, ist voraussichtlich ab 1.11.2018 für die Dauer von 4 Jahren, Gehaltsgruppe B1, mit einem Beschäftigungsausmaß von 25 Wochenstunden zu besetzen.
Das monatliche Mindestentgelt für diese Gehaltsgruppe beträgt derzeit EUR 1.746,60 brutto (14x jährlich).
Aufgrund tätigkeitsbezogener Vorerfahrungen kann sich das Entgelt erhöhen.

Aufnahmebedingungen: 
abgeschlossenes Magister-, Diplom-, Masterstudium der Fachrichtung Geodäsie und Geoinformation; Elektrotechnik; Physik bzw. gleichwertiges Universitätsstudium im In- oder Ausland

Erfordernisse:
Die Ausschreibung richtet sich an alle Absolventinnen und Absolventen der Fachrichtung Geodäsie und Geoinformation sowie an diejenigen Absolventinnen und Absolventen aus den Fachrichtungen Elektrotechnik und Physik mit einem Schwerpunkt Optik-Photonik im Studium. Erfahrungen in der Messtechnik mit Bezug zur hochgenauen Erfassung geometrischer Kenngrößen sind von Vorteil. Ebenfalls werden Erfahrungen in den Bereichen robotergestützte Automatisierung von Messprozessen und/oder Navigation begrüßt. In der Forschung widmet sich die Stelleninhaberin oder der Stelleninhaber Fragen der physikalischen Modellierung von Effekten bzw. Abweichungen, die bei der Interaktion eines Messstrahls mit einer Objektoberfläche entstehen und validiert die Modelle durch Messungen unter Laborbedingungen. Der robotergestützten Automatisierung dieser Messprozesse kommt dabei eine besondere Bedeutung zu. Die ausgeschriebene Stelle ist mit der Durchführung einer Lehrtätigkeit in der Geodäsie und Geoinformation verknüpft.

Bewerbungsfrist: bis 15.10.2018 (Datum des Poststempels)

Bewerbungen richten Sie an die Personaladministration, Fachbereich wiss. Personal der TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien. Onlinebewerbungen an: barbara.triebl-kraus (at) tuwien.ac.at  
Die Bewerber und Bewerberinnen haben keinen Anspruch auf Abgeltung angefallener Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten, die aus Anlass des Aufnahmeverfahrens entstanden sind.

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Open Positions Engineering Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/predoc-position-in-engineering-geodesy-2018-09-06/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:21:00 +0200
Farewell Gregor Möller http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/farewell-gregor-moeller-2018-09-05/

After 13(!) years at TU Wien, Gregor Möller says goodbye moving to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena for new challenges. Gregor, thank you for the great co-operation. We wish you all the best for the future!

Farewell photo with Gregor Möller

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Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/farewell-gregor-moeller-2018-09-05/ Wed, 05 Sep 2018 14:19:00 +0200
Directions on the sky readjusted http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/directions-on-the-sky-readjusted-2018-08-31/

At the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, the new International Celestial Reference Frame (ICRF3) was unanimously approved. It contains positions of more than 4000 extragalactic radio sources at three frequencies. The photo shows Johannes Böhm and David Mayer from the research area Higher Geodesy waiting for the final voting on ICRF3 at the Assembly.

Johannes Böhm and David Mayer waiting for the final voting on ICRF3

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Advanced Geodesy http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/directions-on-the-sky-readjusted-2018-08-31/ Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:52:00 +0200
Master defense Winiwarter http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-winiwarter-2018-08-30/

Donnerstag 06.09.2018, 10:00

Lukas WINIWARTER
Classification of 3D Point Clouds using Deep Neural Networks

Ort: Seminarraum 121 (CA0322), Neues EI, Stiege 1, 3. Stock, Gußhausstraße 25‐29, 1040 Wien

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Announcements Photogrammetry http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/master-defense-winiwarter-2018-08-30/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:20:00 +0200
ACHTUNG: Anmeldeschluss für Bachelorstudium Geodäsie und Geoinformation http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/achtung-anmeldeschluss-fuer-bachelorstudium-geodaesie-und-geoinformation-2018-08-09/ 5. September 2018

Die Anmeldung zum Bachelorstudium Geodäsie und Geoinformation ist nur noch bis zum 5. September 2018 möglich!

Alle Informationen zum Ablauf der Zulassung zum Studium finden sich unter https://www.tuwien.ac.at/dle/studienabteilung/aufnahmeverfahren/bachelorstudium/

Informationen zum Inhalt des Studiums sind auf https://www.tuwien.ac.at/lehre/bachelorstudien/vermessung_und_geoinformation/ zusammengestellt.

Bei Fragen zur Zulassung, den Studienbedingungen, Studieninhalten und allen anderen Fragen stehen Studierende der Fachschaft gerne und unkompliziert zur Verfügung: http://www.fsgeod.at/

Ihr könnt euch auch unseren Folder bestellen, der gleichzeitig ein Bastelbogen für einen Pseudoglobus ist!

Am 6. September ist es zu spät!

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Announcements Remote Sensing Photogrammetry Advanced Geodesy Engineering Geodesy Geoinformation Cartography Geophysics CLIMERS http://www.geo.tuwien.ac.at/news/achtung-anmeldeschluss-fuer-bachelorstudium-geodaesie-und-geoinformation-2018-08-09/ Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:05:00 +0200