Today we went out for a short field training session with our guest scientist Prof. Dr. Olanike Deji (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria) who’s research stay is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Supported by our EAGLE students Ronja Seitz and Sunniva McKeever we collected some example images of maize fields in the rural areas around Würzburg. We see this training as a first step into future cooperation in the monitoring of agricultural areas in Nigeria.
What it takes to record a forest for an entire year: Insights into one out of many days flying drones in the University Forest
This week, EOR Cluster staff carried out a routine flight mission in the University Forest: As every second week, the entire 200 ha were imaged with a multispectral sensor on a Wingtra fixed wing aircraft. Additionally, the mission was augmented by LIDAR on an M300 multicopter (as every month). Initially delayed by rainy weather, the crew managed to acquire high quality data, which helps monitoring the ecosystem.