Natural resources are elementary for humans and nature. What in some cases is an already irreversible reduction in natural resources is brought about by enormous population growth, climate change, and intensified resource consumption driven by new technologies. The consequences are perceived worldwide and call for sustainable resource management, which can be reinforced with earth observation methodologies.
The “Spectroscopy and Land Degradation” team devises remote-sensing based strategies and approaches to collect and record data on natural resources and the changes associated with their use. The focus is on soil, mineral and energy raw materials, and forests, and spectroscopic technologies are being developed and employed to record, assess and analyse the changes they are undergoing. The team makes use of its considerable experience along the entire value adding chain of hyperspectral data processing, from routine recording and processing to geoscientific interpretation. All scales are taken into account (laboratory, field, aircraft and satellite).
The “Spectroscopy and Land Degradation” team participates prominently in the development of satellite hyperspectral missions like EnMAP and DESIS by:
The “Spectroscopy and Land Degradation” team develops applications-oriented methodologies and products using spectroscopic technologies to: