Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab

Completed projects of the Earth Observation Lab


Understanding the Role of Material Stock Patterns for the Transformation to a Sustainable Society (MAT_STOCKS) (2018 - 2022)

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Earth-Observation Lab Data and Visualizations (MAT_STOCKS)

contact: P. Hostert


Understanding differences in land systems and their social-ecological impacts within and across ecoregions in South America (2019 - 2021)

contact: Dr. María Piquer-Rodríguez (PI), P. Hostert

SattGrün - Satellite-based information for grassland management (2018 - 2021)

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contact: P. Hostert


EnMAP Core Science Team Phase III - Monitoring Vegetation under Global Change (2017 - 2020)

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contact: P. Hostert


Dam-Induced Land System Change (2015 - 2019)

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UrbanEARS (Urban Ecosystem Analysis supported by Remote Sensing) (2015 - 2019)

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Recontructing Forest Disturbance Dynamics in Europe (2016 - 2018)

contact: C. Senf Info...



GeoMultiSens - Understanding Changes of the Earth's Surface with Big Data (2015 - 2017)

contact: P. Hostert, D. Pflugmacher, A. Rabe Info...

Landsat Science Team (2012-2017)

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Island2VAP – Integrating Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 to systematically generate value added products at high resolution (04/2015-03/2017)

contact: P. Hostert Info...



SenseCarbon - Sentinels supporting carbon estimates and REDD+ (04/2013-12/2016)

contact: P. Hostert Info...

CarBioCial: Carbon sequestration, biodiversity and social structures in Southern Amazonia (07/2011-09/2016)

contact: P. Hostert Results...

Mapping and analyzing spatial and temporal pattern of insect disturbances using Landsat time series (07/2013-07/2016)

contact: C. Senf

This project aimed to evaluate the potential of Landsat time series for monitoring forest disturbances by various insect agents, including disturbances from bark beetles and defoliators. The project was a collaboration between the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität and the Canadian Forest Service.


I-REDD+: Impacts of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Carbon Stocks

contact: P. Hostert, D. Pflugmacher

Land degradation monitoring using remote sensing in arid and semi-arid environment

investigator: P. Hostert

Informal settlements, economic and environmental change, and public health - Strategies to improve the quality of life in Dhaka (INNOVATE)

contact: P. Hostert


Berlin II - Urban environmental monitoring with high resolution remote sensing data

contact: S. van der Linden, A. Okujeni Results...

FoMo - Remote sensing of the forest transition and its ecosystem impacts in mountain environments

investigator: P. Griffiths, P. Hostert More information...


Post-socialist land change in the Carpathians - Assessing the importance of socioeconomic and political factors on landscape dynamics and biodiversity

contact: J. Knorn, P. Hostert More...


Spatio-temporal monitoring and assessment of indicators for urban land use changes with remote sensing methods

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DeSurvey - A Surveillance System for Assessing and Monitoring of Desertification

investigator: P. Hostert More...


Post-USSR land cover change in Eastern Europe – socioeconomic forcings, effects on biodiversity, and future scenarios

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