2016 EAGLE Student |Former Member of the Students' Board & the Student's Representation | Alumni
Johannes Löw was enrolled in the EAGLE program from 2016 to 2019 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Earth observation and geoanalysis. For the first two semesters, he worked as a part-time research assistant at the Department of Remote sensing. As one of his primary interests encompasses Earth observation for agricultural purposes, he did a six-week internship at the WASCAL competence center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. During this internship, he researched the potential of combined Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 imagery for crop classification in a sub-Saharan region. His innovation laboratory was accomplished in cooperation with the University of Halle in the context of JECAM and GLAM. There, he developed a tool, which spatially interpolates station data provided by the environmental monitoring network DEMMIN and visualizes the interpolated results. In his Master thesis “Interferometric and polarimetric signatures of agricultural crops using multi-temporal dual-polarimetric Sentinel-1 imagery: a case study in north-eastern Germany”, Johannes investigated the potential of various SAR-features to detect and monitor phenological development in cultivated areas.
Additionally, Johannes was part of Students’ board. In this capacity, he was involved in the planning of trips to German Aerospace Center (DLR) at Oberpfaffenhofen, the KIT-campus at Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the DGPF conference at Würzburg. Moreover, he was responsible for coordinating students’ feedback to further improve the study program. Furthermore, he took part in the organization of first EAGLE Summer dialogue.
Before entering the EAGLE program, he studied Geography (B.Sc. Emphasis on Anthropogenic geography and Remote sensing) at the University of Würzburg. His Bachelor thesis covered time series analysis of the CCI soil moisture product across irrigation systems located in Central Asia.
Since more and more EAGLEs of the 1st generation started to stretch their wings, it is time for one last recap. Over the last two and a half years, every one of us was quite busy learning new and exciting techniques and methods in the scientific field of remote sensing. We also were given the chance to expand our network and explore academic fields, which were not necessarily related to our previous occupations.
Now the new EAGLEs are arriving and an exciting second year is about to start. But first let’s take a look back at an enjoyable summer term. We were right off to a promising start by visiting the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Campus at Garmisch-Partenkirchen...
At our first day in the EAGLE program we were given an introduction suggesting nearly endless possibilities for us the EAGLE students. Honestly speaking it was quite appealing, but it also resulted in high expectations regarding the program. So did the lecturers deliver accordingly? I would say that they did. We had an interesting semester packed with a lot of information, especially for those with no or a minor remote sensing background. Now everybody has a basic understanding of remote sensing and its methods. Furthermore, thanks to Martin Wegmann all the students are now capable of implementing it in a small R-code.
In 2017, the German Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (DGPF) introduced the students’ forum as an additional feature of its annual congress. Thanks to the presentations during this forum, we are now quite well informed of different professional fields in photogrammetry and geodesy. A report.