03.04.2019 Installation of new spectrometer in Oensingen
We recently upgraded the Oensingen test site with high resolution pointing spectrometer (FloX) continuously measuring sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and other plant traits. With this, we contribute to the new SIF4WUE project that aims to improve measurements of plant transpiration for sustainable agricultural water use .
08.03.2019 RSWS Outreach
The full RSWS group and our colleagues from Eawag participated in the International Network Meeting on Remote Sensing of Terrestrial and Aquatic Fluorescence, held between 5-8 March in Davos. The event was a great success and jointly organized by ESA, Eawag and UZH. Check out the final programme!
20.02.2019 New publication
A new paper by Daniel Kückenbrink et al. with contributions by Alexander Damm on Mapping the Irradiance Field of a Single Tree: Quantifying Vegetation-Induced Adjacency Effects has been published in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.
09.02.2019 New publication
07.02.2019 RSWS Outreach
Alexander Damm gave a talk entitled FLUOSPECCHIO: A spectral data base system in support of validation activities for the upcoming Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) mission at the 11th EARSeL Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop in Brno.
06.12.2018 New publication
01.11.2018 New staff
27.10.2018 Inaugural Lecture
14.10.2018 New publication
27.09.2018 RSWS Outreach
14.09.2018 Best poster award
Kazi Rifat Ahmed won the Best Poster Award for his poster Towards advanced estimates of ecosystem transpiration using multi-mission Sentinel satellite data at European Space Agencies 8th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing. Congratulations!
27.07.2018 RSWS Outreach
Alexander Damm gave a talk entitled Towards advanced retrievals of plant transpiration using sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: first considerations at the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS2018.
17.07.2018 New publication
19.06.2018 New publication
04.06.2018 First campaign activities related to FLEXSense
Remika Gupana joins an international team of oceanographers from the Italian National Research Council (CNR) to exploit possibilities to remotely measure phytoplankton fluorescence. Remika operates a fluorescence spectrometer system (FloX) at a research vessel cruising in the coastal area of Grosseto, Italy.
Field activities are related to FLEXSense, a large European remote sensing campaign to support the develpment of ESA's next Earth Explorer satellite mission Fluorescence Explorre (FLEX). FlexSense involves many teams from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland undertaking intensive ground measurements, parallel overflights with airborne senors and tandem flights with both Sentinel 3-A and -B satellites. The picture was kindly provided by Luca Fiorani, 2018.
14.05.2018 RSWS outreach
Eugénie Paul-Limoges gave a talk on the Effect of Environmental Conditions on Sun-induced Fluorescence in a Mixed Forest and a Cropland at the American Meteorological Society’s Fourth Conference on Biogeosciences and a talk on Partitioning Water Vapour Fluxes with Concurrent Eddy Covariance Measurements in a Mixed Forest at the 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
04.05.2018 Installation of new spectrometer
We recently upgraded the Laegeren test site with high resolution pointing spectrometer (FloX) continuously measuring sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and other plant traits. With this, we contribute to the AtmoFLEX network to support the development of the Fluorescence Explorer mission (FLEX).
01.05.2018 New staff
01.04.2018 New associated group leader
07.05.2018 New publication
20.02.2018 New publication
19.02.2018 New BSc course on Remote Sensing of Water Systems
Spring semester 2018: RSWS launches a new BSc course on Remote Sensing of Water Systems GEO374. The module introduces remote sensing approaches to assess water in the Earth system with a particular focus on water quality, water cycling, and water use. Strategies based upon remote sensing to contribute tackling the societal problem of related to water (e.g. water scarcity) are outlined. The module combines lectures with project work. Lectures provide students with thorough understanding of water related problems and outlines recent developments in remote sensing technology and methodology to study water. Project work conveys important skills to design experiments, analyze data, and communicate obtained results via reports and presentations.
02.02.2018 New publication
01.02.2018 New scientific collaborator
01.01.2018 New staff
08.12.2017 New Publication
16.10.2017 New publication
A new paper by Dominic Fawcett et al. with contributions by Alexander Damm on Advancing retrievals of surface reflectance and vegetation indices over forest ecosystems by combining imaging spectroscopy, digital object models,and 3D canopy modelling was published in Remote Sensing of Environment.
01.10.2017 New staff
We warmly welcome Dr. Eugenie Paul-Limoges, a new PostDoc in our group. Eugenie will work on strategies to combine light and gas exchange measurements.