At 25th June 2019, the German partners in the WASCAL-DE-Coop project got visited by the WASCAL Executive Director Dr. Moumini Savadogo. The official welcome was given by the Vice president of the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz. Project partners from the Department of Remote Sensing and the Physical Geography presented their research topics and activities within the WASCAL-DE-Coop and set-up the roadmap for the nearest future by intense discussion and valuable exchange of knowledge and specifications for dissemination. Further scientific discussion will take place with the WASCAL staff member at the Competence Center in Burkina Faso.
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Sarah Schönbrodt-Stitt has joined the Department of Remote Sensing in April 2016. She is part of the BMBF-project WASCAL-DE-Coop and was previously connected to the projects CAWa (funded by the German Federal Foreign Office) and MedWater (funded by the BMBF). Sarah Schönbrodt-Stitt studied Geography and Geology at the universities of Greifswald and Göttingen. In 2014, she received a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from the University of Tübingen (Soil Science and Geomorphology) for her work on soil erosion and its dynamics in a highly dynamic, terraced environment with focus on the effect of the Three Gorges Dam in China. Since 2012, she was coordinator of the BMBF-funded Sino-German project ‘YANGTZE GEO’ studying the human-induced environmental changes and geo-hazards in the Three Gorges Reservoir area and was deeply involved in the multi-scale investigation methods and techniques from soil science, geology, hydrology, geophysics, remote sensing, and data survey and monitoring that have been applied in the participating subprojects.
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