Michael Schaepman

Michael Schaepman, Prof. Dr.

Professor

Remote Sensing Laboratories

Tel.: 044 63 55160

Room number: Y25 J 54

michael.schaepman@geo.uzh.ch

CV Michael E. Schaepman

Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Michael Schaepman (b. 1966) studied geography, experimental physics, and informatics at the University of Zurich and earned his doctoral degree at the Department of Geography of UZH in 1998. Following postdoctoral work at the University of Arizona in Tucson, USA, he returned to the UZH Department of Geography in 2000 to head up a research group. In 2003, Michael Schaepman was appointed professor of geographic information science at the Department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University (Netherlands), where as of 2005, he was academic head of the Center for Geoinformation. He has been professor of remote sensing at the Department of Geography (Remote Sensing Laboratories) at the University of Zurich since 2009.

His research priorities include Earth observation, remote sensing, and spectroscopy to measure biodiversity from space. Michael Schaepman was appointed Vice Dean and then Dean of the Faculty of Science in 2014 and 2016, respectively. As Vice President for Veterinary Medicine and Science, he has been responsible, among other things, for the Research, Innovation and Academic Career Development division since August 2017. Since 2018 his position is Vice President of Research.

Vice President of Research

Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman is currently serving as Vice President of Research at the University of Zurich.

His office can be contacted using the following link:

https://www.research.uzh.ch/en/vp.html

His personal website as member of the Executive Board at the University of Zurich:

https://www.uzh.ch/cmsssl/en/about/management/unileitung/research.html

CV of Michael Schaepman

Michael E. Schaepman

Prof. Dr. sc. nat., Professor of Remote Sensing

Dept. of Geography, Remote Sensing Laboratories

University of Zurich

Winterthurerstrasse 190

CH – 8057 Zurich, Switzerland

https://scholar.google.ch/citations?user=w_DZ9_wAAAAJ

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9627-9565

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9213-2009

 

Education

1991     University of Zurich (Switzerland), Experimental Physics, BSc

1994     University of Zurich (Switzerland), Geography, MSc (dipl. geogr.)

1998     University of Zurich (Switzerland), Natural Sciences, PhD (Dr. sc. nat.)

 

Employment history including current position(s)

2019–present   Affiliated Scientist, Caltec/NASA JPL, USA

2018–present   Vice President of Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2014                Visiting Research Scientist, Caltec/NASA JPL, USA

2009–present   Full Professor of Remote Sensing, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2005–2009       Scientific Manager, Centre for Geoinformation, Wageningen University and Research Center (WUR), The Netherlands

2003–2009       Full Professor of Geoinformation Science with special attention to Remote Sensing, Environmental Sciences Group, Wageningen University (WU), The Netherlands

2000–2003       Project Manager for APEX at ESA and University of Zurich, Switzerland

1999–2000       Postdoc, Optical Science Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

 

Institutional responsibilities

2018–present   Vice President of Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2017–2018       Vice President of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2016–2017       Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2014–2016       Vice Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2013–present   Director, University Research Priority ProgramGlobal Change and Biodiversity’, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2017–present   Register of professional activities and interests: https://www.uzh.ch/prof/ssl-dir/interessenbindungen/client/web/S

 

Approved research projects

2018–2026       Remotely Sensing Ecological Genomics, Private Foundation, PI

2018–2025       Airborne Research Platform for the Earth System (ARES), UZH, NASA JPL/Caltech, and 7 institutions, PI

2017–2020       globDiversity, ESA STSE, PI, http://www.globdiversity.net

2017–2020       Live Better with Biodiversity! SNF Agora, PI, http://p3.snf.ch/project-171647, http://biodiversitymeanslife.ch/

2013–2024       University of Zurich Research Priority Program on ‘Global Change and Biodiversity’, UZH, PI, http://www.gcb.uzh.ch

2009–2020       Airborne Prism Experiment – a next generation imaging spectrometer for the Earth system, ESA Prodex, PI, http://www.apex-esa.org

 

Supervision of junior researchers at graduate and postgraduate level

PhD (in order of time, co-supervision in italic): Ulrich Beisl, Peter Keller, Mathias Kneubühler, Stephan Bojinski, Gabriela Strub, Benjamin Koetz, Zbynek Malenovsky, Jason Brazile, Allard de Wit, Yuan Zeng, Raul Zurita Milla, Xiaomei Jin, Harm Bartholomeus, Michael Jehle, Sander Mucher, Mozghan Abbasi, Jochem Verrelst, Francesco Dell’Endice, Othmar Frey, Andreas Hueni, Felix Seidel, Daniel Odermatt, Petra D’Odorico, Rogier de Jong, Valerie Laurent, Titia Mulder, Daniel Henke, Lucie Homolova, Lucia Yanez, Philip Jörg, Lukas Zuberbühler, Christof Knoeri, Karim Lenhard, Anna Schweiger, Reik Leiterer, Hossein Torabzadeh, Jörg Weyermann, Johann Müller, Christophe Magnard, Inge Juszak, Irene Garonna, Parviz Fatehi, Yana Yankova, Eugenie Paul-Limoges, Madlene Nussbaum, Marta Gomez, Sanne Diek, Daniela Braun. Ongoning: Xie Jing, Elias Mendez, Chengxiu Li, Daniel Kükenbrink, Jonas Böhler, Meinrad Abegg, Fabian Schneider, Alejandra Parreno, Gillian Milani, Carla Guillen, Zhaoju Zheng, Simon Trim, Christian Rossi, Julia Menk, Noel Gorelick, Julian Fagir, Emiliano Caslani

 

Postgraduate: Rogier de Jong, Max Frioud, Silvia Garbari, Giulia Ghielmetti, Daniel Henke, Philip Jörg, Andreas Hüni, Mathias Kneubühler, Cornelia Krug, Erich Meier, Morana Mihaljevic, Felix Morsdorf, Claudia Röösli, Adrian Schubert, David Small, Hendrik Wulf, Jan Clevers, Lammert Koositra, Alexander Damm, Johannes Kaiser, Miina Rautiainen, Matti Mottus, Glenda Garcia Santos, Felix Seidel, Edoardo Alberti, Veruska Mucchione, Debra Zuppinger-Dingley, Devis Tuia, Jia Guorui, Anko Börner, Felix Stumpf

 

Teaching activities (summary information)

Courses taught at UZH, ETH, University of Arizona, and Wageningen University. Guest courses taught at ETH, Utrecht University, ITC Twente University. Awarded several prices as ‘Teacher of the Year’, ‘Best Teacher’ and several second and third rankings at Wageningen University and UZH.

 

(Past) Memberships in panels, boards, etc., and individual scientific reviewing activities

ESA ESAC member, ESA Mission Advisory Group (MAG) member (LSPIM, SPECTRA, Sentinel-2, CHIME)

Detailed list: https://www.uzh.ch/prof/ssl-dir/interessenbindungen/client/web/S

Reviewer for major peer reviewed journals in the field, including (but not limited to) Global Change Biology, PNAS, Nature, Remote Sensing of Environment, IEEE TGRS, IEEE JSTARS, Ecological Indicators, Ecological Applications, etc. Reviewer for major institutions and scientific organisations (such as ESA, German DFG, Swiss NSF, US NSF, UK NERC, Netherlands NWO and NSO, etc.)

 

Active memberships in scientific societies, fellowships in renowned academies

IEEE, Senior member; FutureEarth, Director Global Research Project, Affiliated Scientist Caltech / NASA JPL

 

Organisation of conferences

Organizer and co-organizer of several conferences for IEEE, Earsel and SPIE, Convenor and Chair World Biodiversity Forum 2020

 

Entrepreneurial Activities

Co-founder (1994), co-owner (1996), board member (1996–2015), and president of the board (2002–2009) of Netcetera AG and Netcetera Holding AG in Zurich. Netcetera specializes in mission critical software design. Member of various foundations and boards related to innovation and entrepreneurship (Innovationspark Dübendorf, startup@UZH, bluelion, Technopark AG, etc.). Initiator of the UZH Innovation Hub, clustering thematic innovation and entrepreneurial activities of the University of Zurich

 

Research Output List

https://scholar.google.ch/citations?user=w_DZ9_wAAAAJ

 

Publications