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Remote Sensing

The unit of Remote Sensing sustains the Austrian National Forest Inventory (NFI) with the help of Remote Sensing methods. The data gained from Aerial and Satellite Imagery is evaluated together with data collected in-situ. 3d point clouds are operationally created fort he whole of Austria with Image Matching techniques using aerial images. After combination with LIDAR (Laserscanning) data digital height models are generated which are the basis for several applications. These are forest parameters like forest area, timber volume, biomass, gain and use. Furthermore satellite images like Sentinal-1 and Sentinel-2 are used in order to detect forest damages and to enhance information about soil moisture in forests.
High accurate forest maps, a nationwide net of forest roads and forest type maps are produced and updated continuously by using the combination of all available Remote Sensing data.

Priority areas of work

  • Development and use of Remote Sensing methods to supplement and enlarge information about the Austrian forest
  • Production of nationwide digital surface models using aerial images
  • Creation of high accurate nationwide forest maps
  • Generation of nationwide forest type maps
  • Nationwide estimation of forest parameters like timber vollume and biomass
  • Combined evaluation of Remote Sensing data and in situ collected data of the Austrian NFI
  • Supporting forest management planning
  • Recording a nationwide net of forest roads
  • Detection of forest damages with satellite imagery
  • Continuous updating of maps

Team


Bauerhansl
Christoph

Digital Photogrammetry, Image Matching, GIS, Generation of forest maps, Head of Unit +43-1-87838-1339 Schönbrunn, Room  354/355


Alsayed Yasser

Generation of forest road layers and forest maps +43-1-87838-1267
Schönbrunn, Room 139


Aufreiter
Christian

Programming und Application of remote sensing and GIS software
+43-1-87838-1242
Schönbrunn, Room  154/155


Knieling Ursula

Generation of forest road layers and forest maps +43-1-87838-1240
Schönbrunn, Room 153


Löw Markus
Analysis of satellite images, Generation of maps of tree species mixture
+43-1-87838-1325
Schönbrunn, Room  154/155


Salbaba
Thomas

Silvicultural aerial image +43-1-87838-1340 Schönbrunn, Room  154/155


Scheuer Maximilian
Generation of forest road layers and forest maps +43-1-87838-1266
Schönbrunn, Room 151


Schöttl Stefan

Analysis and interpretation of 3D scatter-plots created with remote sensing methods +43-1-87838-1266
Schönbrunn, Room  154/155


Suda Rebecca

Generation of forest road layers and forest maps +43-1-87838-1267
Schönbrunn, Room 139


Weinzettl Wolfgang

Generation of forest road layers and forest mapsn, inventory, field work
+43-1-87838-1236
Schönbrunn, Room 149


Windisch
Katrin

Generation of forest road layers and forest maps +43-1-87838-XXXX
Schönbrunn, Room  154/155

Contact

Unit of Remote Sensing
Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1131 Vienna, Austria
Head of Unit: Dipl.-Ing Christoph Bauerhansl

tel: +43-1-87838-1339
fax: +43-1-87838-1250
email: christoph.bauerhansl@bfw.gv.at
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