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Earth Observation Research Cluster

Current projects

NetCDA - Capacity building, West Africa, Climate change

Subject: Capacity building, West Africa, Climate change

Study site: West Africa

Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Duration: 01/01/2024 to 12/31/2025

Contact: Alexandra Bell

Project team at the JMU:  Michael Thiel, Alexandra Bell, Sabine Oppmann

EOCap4Africa - Capacity Building, Wetlands ecosystems, Ecosystem Services

Subject: Capacity Building, Wetlands ecosystems, Ecosystem Services

Study site: Central Africa, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa

Funding: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)

Duration: 01.10.2023 until 30.04.2026

Contact: Insa Otte


SUSTAINDAM - Sustainable Management and Planning of Hydropower Generation in West Africa under Climate Change and Land Use/Land Cover Dynamics

  • Subject: Past evolution of water-related activities near dams and the sensitivity of each hydropower plant to climate change and variability, LULCC near dams and propose trends scenarios of LULCC and drivers of water energy food nexus considering potential socio-economic development
  • Study site: West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal)
  • Funding: German Research Foundation, Germany through the Belmont Forum
  • Duration: 18 months

Landklif - Mapping of land use and ecosystem services using remote sensing

  • Subject: land use, ecosystem services, agrobiodi
  • Study site: Bavaria, Germany
  • Funding: Bavarian Climate Research Network (bayklif) as part of the portfolio of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts


  • Subject: Climate change and land use
  • Study site: Africa
  • Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Emission sources from satellite data for improved pollen forecasting in Bavaria (ESPE)

  • Subject: Environmental health, digital health, forest monitoring, forestry
  • Study site: Bavaria
  • Funding: Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care

BikAir: Boosting in situ knowledge and monitoring of dynamic Air Quality parameters in urban environments

  • Subject: Urban climate
  • Study site: Würzburg
  • Funding: Research fund of the Faculty of Philosophy I of the University of Würzburg
  • Contact: Thorsten Dahms

SDGs4Namibia – DataCubes for SDG indicators

  • Subject: DataCube, SDGs, big data
  • Study site: Namibia
  • Funding: 

SALDi – Teilprojekt SALDi DataCube South African Land Degradation Monitor

  • Subject: Land degradation, big data, DataCubes
  • Study site: South Africa

AgriSens DEMMIN 4.0 Fernerkundungstechnologien für die Digitalisierung im Pflanzenbau

  • Subject: Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft, Klimawandel, Wasserressourcen
  • Study site: Experimentierfeld DEMMIN
  • Funding: Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft

LANDSURF - Land surface processses as a determinant of climate change in Africa – scenarios, high-resolution modeling and development of a stakeholder data portal

  • Subject: Climate change, climate modeling, land use
  • Study site: West Africa
  • Funding: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Migraware - Rural-urban and cross-border MIGRAtion in West-Africa - an integrated assessment framework of drivers, processes and sustainable REsponses

  • Subject: Interne und grenzüberschreitende Migration in Westafrika
  • Study site: Westafrika (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria)
  • Funding: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

UPSCALE - Upscaling the benefits of push-pull technology for sustainable agricultural intensification in East Africa

  • Subject: Push-Pull agriculture, Crop types classification
  • Study site: East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ruanda)
  • Funding: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme


  • Subject: Forest biodiversity, enhancing structural complexity
  • Study site: Germany
  • Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)