English Intern
Earth Observation Research Cluster

Itohan-Osa Abu, M.Sc.

Lehrstuhl für Fernerkundung 

   +49 (0)931 31-87773
   +49 (0)931 31-877730

Institut für Geographie und Geologie
Lehrstuhl für Fernerkundung
John Skilton Str. 4a
97074 Würzburg

nach Vereinbarung

Forschungsschwerpunkte und Interessen:
Afrikanische Studien und EU-AU Kollaborationen.

Professional Experience:

since 09/2020
Julius Maximilians-Unversity of Würzburg
Doctoral Student

12/2019 - 04/2020
European Commission Joint Research Centre.
Knowledge for Sustainable Development & Food Security Unit
Directorate D - Sustainable Resources

10/2018 - 11/2018
Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)  
German Aerospace Centre

01/2016 - 10/2017
Entrepreneur and Secondary School Teacher Corporate High School, Ikpoba Slope, Benin City.

07/2015 - 10/2015
Christian Care for Widows, Widowers and the Aged (CCWA), Abuja, Nigeria.
Youth Volunteer

06/2015 - 07/2015
KBAB Geoconsults. Geophysical Survey of Lead –Zinc Mineralization in Abakaliki,
Ebonyi State; South East Nigeria.

08/2014 - 07/2015
Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, Utako, Abuja.
Geological Survey of Iron ore in Kabba Area, Kogi State, Nigeria.

11/2011 - 03/2012
Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, Warri Field Office.

Academic Career and Education:

10/2017 - 08/2020
Julius Maximillian Universität, Würzburg.
Applied Earth Observation and GeoAnalysis of the Living Environment.
Master Student

10/2009 - 02/2014
University of Benin, Nigeria.
Bachelor of science in Geology

2002 - 2008
West African Examination Council Certificate,
National Examination Council Certificate (Distinctions and Credits).
Word of Faith College, Benin City.


2024[ to top ]
  • Liepa, A.; Thiel, M.; Taubenböck, H.; Steffan-Dewenter, I.; Abu, I.-O.; Singh Dhillon, M.; Otte, I.; Otim, M. H.; Lutaakome, M.; Meinhof, D.; Poppenborg Martin, E. A.; Ullmann, T. (2024): Harmonized NDVI time-series from Landsat and Sentinel-2 reveal phenological patterns of diverse, small-scale cropping systems in East Africa. In: Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 35, 101230.
2022[ to top ]
  • Ansah, C.; Abu, I.-O.; Kleemann, J.; Mahmoud, M. I.; Thiel, M. (2022): Environmental Contamination of a Biodiversity Hotspot — Action Needed for Nature Conservation in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. In: Sustainability, 14 (14256), 21.
  • Thiel, M.; Botha, N.; Abu, I.-O.; Job, H. (2022): Afrikanische Schutzgebiete – Nutzungskonflikte und Gefährdungen. In: Geographische Rundschau, 3, 16-20.
2021[ to top ]
  • Abu, I.-O.; Szantoi, Z.; Brink, A.; Robuchon, M.; Thiel, M. (2021): Detecting cocoa plantations in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and their implications on protected areas. In: Ecological Indicators, 129, 13.