Urban environmental monitoring with hyperspectral and very high geometric resolution remote sensing data (I)

The prime focus is to analyse and evaluate sustainable urban development with remote sensing based indicators. Methods are exemplified with research on the structural changes in Berlin and verified concerning their significance. Berlin is still undergoing transformation processes that make the city an ideal test bed to assess imperviousness and greenness exemplarily.
The identification, description, and evaluation of complex changes in urban imperviousness and vegetation depend on reproducible and spatially explicit monitoring and assessment methods. The potential of spatially and spectrally very high resolution remote sensing data from airborne and satellite platforms is hence tested for the particularities of an urban environment. Synergies of both data types have not been sufficiently explored yet and will let to added value results when following a multisensor strategy. A close connection is additionally established to the DFG-Graduate School 780 Urban Ecology , which is an ideal test bed for the interdisciplinary approach of the project.

Principal investigators
Hostert, Patrick Prof. Dr. (Details) (Geoinformatics)

DFG: Sachbeihilfe

Duration of project
Start date: 02/2004
End date: 06/2007

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