Stefan Lang

in Team Z_GIS

Stefan Lang, PhD, is Geographer, GIS and Remote Sensing specialist by training and currently Associate Professor at the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) at the University of Salzburg in Austria. He is heading the Z_GIS Division Integrated Spatial Analysis (ISA). Active in the fields of advanced geo-spatial image analysis, EO-based monitoring and spatial indicator integration, he works on cutting-edge research fields on both conceptual and applied level. His research interests include: object-based (image) analysis (OBIA), systemic and hierarchical scale concepts, multi-source data integration, multi-dimensional indicator development, multi-scale regionalization and generalization, validation and accuracy.

Stefan has initiated the long-lasting collaboration between Z_GIS and MSF Austria and is coordinating the EO4HumEn project.

Petra Füreder

in Team Z_GIS

Petra Füreder has been providing EO-based information products of refugee and IDP camps to MSF since 2011 and is responsible for coordinating the operational requests from MSF.

She is holding a Master’s degree in Applied Geoinformatics and is working as researcher at the Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, Salzburg University since 2008. She has been involved in a range of national and EU funded research projects in the field of humanitarian operations, environmental monitoring and emergency response. Her research interests include development of automated image classification methods using object-based image analysis (OBIA), cartography and visualization.

Within the EO4HumEn project Petra is supporting the project management and coordinating the work related to population estimation.

Lorenz Wendt

in Team Z_GIS

Lorenz Wendt, PhD, is geologist and remote sensing specialist. He worked as a subsoil investigator for large infrastructure projects, and later received a Master’s degree in GIS and remote sensing and worked on the geological interpretation of hyperspectral remote sensing data of planet Mars during his doctorate studies. His research interests are the application and development of remote sensing to address geological and environmental topics. He works at University of Salzburg's Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), and acts as the link between the worlds of geological science and GIS for the exploration of potential groundwater extraction sites around refugee and IDP camps. He is also involved in environmental impact assessments and coordinates the systematic preprocessing of remote sensing data.

Dirk Tiede

in Team Z_GIS

Dirk Tiede PhD, is Geographer, specialized in GIS and Remote Sensing. As a senior researcher at the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria he is coordinating the working group OBIA. He is involved in a range of national and EU-funded research projects in the field of environmental and humanitarian applications, specialized in image analysis using EO data and OBIA, GIS application development and GIS modelling. Dirk is teaching at university level and is lecturing distance-learning modules within the UNIGIS network. His personal research focuses on object-based information extraction, especially in support of humanitarian operations, for which he received the Christian-Doppler-Award of the Federal State of Salzburg in 2014.
Within the EO4HumEn project Dirk is supporting the methodological developments of EO data pre-processing and object-based feature extraction.

Edith Rogenhofer

in Team MSF

Edith Rogenhofer started to work in the humanitarian field in 1991 and is working since 1998 with MSF. She has mainly worked in projects in Africa, with a few stints in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. The majority of the projects have been projects in complex emergencies, focusing on water supply and sanitation in camp settings and rural areas. She is holding an MSc in Water management as well as diploma in drilling.
She is contracted since 2011 by MSF-Austria as WatSan consultant in the Delegate and Programme Department with the specific task to develop and integrate GIS applications in MSFs work and to liaise with the projects.
Within the EO4HumEn project Edith is coordinating the work related to user requirements and user validation.


Jörg Robl

in Team Department of Geography & Geology, University Salzburg

Jörg Robl, PhD, Assistant Professor at Department of Geography & Geology at the University of Salzburg, Austria has a strong focus on the analysis of spatial data and time series with GI-systems, numerical modeling of geological surface and subsurface processes in different spatial and temporal scales and their feedbacks, code development of models for long term erosion, rock-fall, debris flows, avalanches and a series of hydrological tools, mapping of geological, hydrological und geomorphological inventory as well as on visualization of spatial structured and unstructured 2D and 3D data and time series.

Within the EO4HumEn project Jörg is supporting the work related to groundwater exploration.

Sylke Hilberg

in Team Department of Geography & Geology, University Salzburg

Sylke Hilberg PhD, Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography & Geology at the University of Salzburg, Austria has a strong focus on geological and hydrogeological mapping, hydrogeology of porous groundwater bodies and fractured hard rock aquifers, hydrogeological modeling, hydrochemistry and hydrochemical modeling as well as on environmental assessment studies for infrastructural projects.

Within the EO4HumEn project Sylke is coordinating the work related to groundwater exploration.

Volker Hochschild

in Team University Tübingen

Volker Hochschild is Professor of Geoinformatics at the Geographical Institute of Tuebingen University since 2004. His major research subjects are multisensoral remote sensing, web-based spatial data bases, qualitative compilation of environmental risks and vulnerabilities using integrative assessment methods and indices as well as GIS-based management recommendations for natural resources. He has published 35 refereed papers (> 160 in total) and headed several national and international research projects (DFG, BMBF, BMWi, EU, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg).

Andreas Braun

in Team University Tübingen

Andreas Braun is a PhD student at the Department for Geography at University of Tübingen, Germany. He studied Geoinformatics and Landscape System Sciences (M.Sc.) and participated in various international research projects on Global Change, ecosystems and natural resources. His research interests include radar remote sensing, agent-based modeling and geographical information systems as well as their application on landscape ecology and biodiversity.
Within the EO4HumEn project Andreas is working on SAR data of TerraSAR-X, ALOS PALSAR and Sentinel-1 in order to support environmental impact assessments and groundwater exploration.