2021 EAGLE Student
Moritz is from Radolfzell am Bodensee at the beautiful Lake of Constance in Germany. He studied Geography at the University of Würzburg where he focused on remote sensing and physical geography. Especially during the first semesters he really got into Earth observation. That’s why he chose most of his courses related to Remote Sensing and its application in Geography. Next to his studies he also gained experience working as a students research assistant in various projects at the Department of Remote Sensing as well while tutoring younger students. To broaden his horizon, he did internships at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen and Eurac Research in Bolzano, Italy. There he focused on remote sensing of georisks and natural disasters (DLR) and remote sensing of vegetation in alpine environment (Eurac). Following this, he was able to write his bachelor thesis in cooperation with DLR on satellite-based volcano monitoring and lava mapping at volcanoes in Indonesia.
This all made the decision to join the EAGLE program an easy one. Now he is excited to deepen his knowledge in Earth observation, learning about new concepts and methods of remote sensing and improving his programming skills. In the future he would like to solve pressuring environmental questions and problems with the use of innovative methods learned in the EAGLE program.
Besides his studies he plays handball and is passionately watching his favorite ice hockey team. He also loves to travel, especially going on surf trips to the European Atlantic coast, discovering new cultures or hiking around the Alps. He also plays the guitar and is very passionate about music. Otherwise, he really loves to cook and taste good wines and beers while doing that.