Last week, on December 7, the latest EAGLE generation also made its way to Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich to visit DLR’s Earth Observation Center (DLR-EOC). This year there were again very exciting talks on the following topics:

  • Optical radar remote sensing for observing the coastal zone and river basins (Marco Ottinger)
  • Earth observation for vegetation monitoring (Dr. Sarah Asam)
  • Time series analysis of global snow cover (Dr. Andreas Dietz)
  • Sensing the pulse of urban development (Dr. Felix Bachofer)

The Partnach Gorge near Garmisch-Partenkirchen

We also had the opportunity to talk to PhD students and researchers about their work, which was very interesting and informative.
As a highlight of our trip we got a guided tour through the German Space Operation Center (GSOC) – unfortunately Alexander Gerst just had a lunch break, so there was no time for a greeting from space. A visit to the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) rounded off this exciting day.

All in all, the EAGLEs gained a lot of new experiences and deeper insights into the work with remote sensing data. Surely for some of us this will not be the last time at DLR, one or the other will do an internship there or write his/her master thesis.

But that’s not all! The next day we drove together to the Partnachklamm (gorge) near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Alps. For many it was a completely new experience to be so close to the Alps and to touch snow for the first time. After a more or less long hike, some “Kaiserschmarrn” at a Bavarian Alm and the crossing of the gorge, we went back to Würzburg in the evening.

For all of us, these were two nice days in and around Munich with new experiences in remote sensing as well as within the EAGLE community.

The 2018 EAGLEs enjoying a hike in the Bavarian Alps

Written by Magdalena Halbgewachs