The Remote Sensing Laboratories (RSL) offer many events.

If you have not been at RSL before, you should look up "how to find us" .

RSL’s Master Students Concept Colloquium

Date: 27.10.2017

Time: 09:00-12:00

Location: Y21-F-65 Theatersaal


Manuel Luck - “Biomass Estimations in a Forest -
Comparing UAVLS and TLS Point Clouds”
09:00-9.30 Ewa Czyz - “Detecting intra-specific genetic variation in the Laegern temperate forest using airborne imaging spectroscopy time series.”
09:30-10.00 Isabelle Helfenstein - “Quantifying functional diversity variations of physiological forest traits between different spatial scales and optical sensors.”
10.00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11.00 Joan Sturm - “Extraction of general flowering metrics in Malaysian Borneo using optical indices on satellite data.”
11.00-11:30 Tobias Klee - “Point to area extrapolation of phenocam data at biodiversity test sites.”


Bernhard Sassik - “Quantifying Grassland Degradation in the Borena Zone (Ethiopia) between 1980’s and 2016 using the Google Earth Engine.”

Remote Sensing Colloquium, Spring 2017

GEO 441.1: Colloquium in Remote Sensing

The colloquium in remote sensing focuses on a variety of remote sensing related topics, or - alternatively - on works showing potential to be used in collaboration with remote sensing based approaches. It serves the purpose of broadening the view on remote sensing related topics as well as fostering international contacts and cooperation. 

The colloquium intends to address students, staff and visitors interested in remote sensing and related topics. The format of the colloquium is a presentation (approx. 45 - 60 min.), followed by a discussion of max. 60 min.

The presentation and discussion language is English.

The colloquium forms part of the MSc curriculum and is embedded in the module GEO 441 (Specialization in Remote Sensing).

The colloquium takes place in the spring semester (FS2017) and starts on February 21 on Tuesday between 14 and 16 hrs. The location is Y25-H-79 unless otherwise indicated. Participation is mandatory for registered students.

Spring Semester 2017

Date Speaker Title Affiliation


Stéphane Jacquemoud

Optical remote sensing of multi-scale surface roughness: 

A theoretical and experimental approach


Jan Wegner

Large-scale Geospatial Computer Vision: 

Cities, Point Clouds, Trees



no colloquium


Jing Xie

The influence of snow accumulation on alpine vegetation:

A case study in the European Alps


Silvia Garbari

From observations to environmental physics: 

Radiance based retrieval of vegetation parameters using combined models and MCMC

28.03.2017 Donato Amitrano

New perspectives for multitemporal SAR data analysis:

Representation, understanding, and products

Uni Napoli
04.04.2017 Alexandra Messerli Remote sensing of the Cryosphere with focus on velocity mapping Norwegian Polar Institut
11.04.2017 Laura Duncanson

How much carbon is stored in Earth's forests? 

What we know, what we don't, and what we will know soon.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
18.04.2017   no colloquium  
25.04.2017 Elias Mendez Change detection with SAR data RSL
02.05.2017 Daniela Braun Remote sensing-based ecosystem service mapping: From instantaneous to continuous ecosystem monitoring RSL

Ansgar Kahmen

Plant and ecosystem responses to hydrological changes Uni Basel
16.05.2017 Eija Honkavaara

Close-range hyperspectral 3D UAV remote sensing:

A photogrammetric approach

Finnish Geospatial Research
23.05.2017 Sanne Diek

Soil properties from the air: 

How to optimise airborne soil spectroscopy

30.05.2017 Anny Cazenave

Space observations for monitoring climate change:

A focus on sea level rise



EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy

The 10th EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy took place at UZH from 19-21 April 2017