Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg



Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Geowissenschaften

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Field Day: Application of remote sensing technologies in
in the AgriSens - DEMMIN 4.0 experimental field on

On 04.11.2021 the field day of the project AgriSens DEMMIN 4.0 took place on the premises of the Daberkower Landhof AG in Kruckow (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). It was co-organized by Prof. Christopher Conrad, Julia Pöhlitz, Johannes Löw, Dennis Sakretz, Mike Teucher, Detlef Thürkow, Florian Thürkow and Jan Lukas Wenzel from the Institute of Geosciences and Geography. Prof. Christopher Conrad together with Daniel Spengler from GFZ Potsdam led through the event, which opened with introductory presentations by the partner companies, such as Daberkower Landhof AG, and keynote speeches on the project contents. Afterwards, the more than 100 interested people could inform themselves about the concrete project contents at individual booths and experience geoinformation and remote sensing live and get into exchange. Thereby, geoecology presented its research and expertise at 4 booths. Together with Jan Lukas Wenzel, Dennis Sakretz and Thomas Piernicke (GFZ Potsdam), Julia Pöhlitz led the booth on the use case "sub-crop specific irrigation". At the pavilion for field measurement technology, interested farmers and students were able to explore the equipment that records measurement values in the field in combination with remote sensing data. Here, equipment was presented in cooperation with the DLR, the DWD and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. Geoecology presented here the LAI device and the digital survey sheet developed especially for field measurements in cooperation with students of geoecology. This could be explored interactively via a live tablet and the supervisors of the booth, including Mike Teucher, were available for questions as well as discussions. At the booth of use case 3 "Drone-based stone detection", the drone technology of geoecology was presented and it was explained how field stones on arable land can be mapped with the help of multispectral and thermal images. Here Detlef Thürkow, Mike Teucher and Florian Thürkow were ready to explain the numerous interested questions around the technique and its application.
At the remote sensing booth, Johannes Löw, together with colleagues from the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, demonstrated the latest analysis and visualization possibilities with remote sensing data using the project's own DataCube as an example. Here, interactively available remote sensing data can be downloaded and evaluated region-specific.
The event ended with a lively panel discussion on the topic of "Utilization of remote sensing from the perspective of agricultural extension". Throughout the field day, there was a lot of activity and discussion at the 8 project pavilions in total, as some of the snapshots show. If you want to know more, visit us at www. and on Instagram or contact us traditionally by mail.   
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Digitalisierung der Landwirtschaft: 
Experimentierfeld AgriSens DEMMIN 4.0 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gestartet

Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner presented the notification of funding to the AgriSens DEMMIN 4.0 project on March 9, 2020. In the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the representatives of the research institutes involved accepted the funding decision. The aim of the project is to test and promote digital technologies in the area of remote sensing data use in agriculture in Mecklenburg and nation-wide.
The department of Geoecology of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg is the only funded research institute in Saxony-Anhalt.

WUEMoCA Anwenderforum in Usbekistan    

Second WUEMoCA User Forum in Uzbekistan

From 7th to 8th of November 2019, the second WUEMoCA (“Water Use Efficiency Monitor in  Central Asia”) User Forum meeting, following the first one in 2015, took  place in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). The meeting brought together 30  representatives from the irrigation water management of all five Central  Asian countries, and from international organizations.

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New regulation for thesis supervision by employees of the department

If you are planning to write your thesis in the Department of Geoecology, please do not contact the staff directly.

Instead, send an e-mail to the Secretariat of the Department of Geoecology (Ms. Nancy Trinks, ) stating your name, first name, matriculation number and degree program in a few sentences outline the timetable and state the desired reviewers or supervisors. The presentation of the possible topics for the thesis may still be very vague and you can also specify several areas for the topic of the thesis.

Based on your outline of possible topics for the thesis, the most suitable reviewer (s) or supervisor (s) will be chosen.

Normally, you will receive feedback by e-mail from the Secretariat of the Geoecology section within 4 weeks.

Working group "Climate change" Saxony-Anhalt

The government has begun in 2006 to strengthen her activities also in the area "Climate change" and „development of strategies for the adaptation of the systems to the already inevitably entering climate changes“.
Thus a department-covering and specialised covering working group "Climate change" was furnished on the 28th of June, 2007, in that the ministries of agriculture and environment, for economy and work, for land development and traffic, for health and social, for cult, the land institution for agriculture, to forests and horticulture, the regional authorities for environment protection, the regional authorities for geology and mining, the Northwest-German forestal test institution, the land company for flood control and water economy, the universities by Magdeburg and Halle - institute of eart sciences / working group geoecology - the German weather service, establishment Leipzig, the colleges of Magdeburg-Stendal and clue as well as the Helmholtz centre for Umweltforschung GmbH (UfZ) help.

The AG "climate change" deals with the subject areas climate development and climate result adaptation and, besides, tackles the following duties:

* Information exchange; grouping of the level of knowledge,
* Coordination of the duties in connection with the federal country working group „national adaptation strategy to the climate change“,
* Capture of the projects worked on by the land facilities, inquiry and Priorisierung of the action need,
* Formulation of demands for the areas and departments,
* Model regions and monitoring to the climate results,
* Instruction of the government, the Landtag and the public / politics consultation,
* Development of guidelines for climate result adaptation strategies.
(Spring: AG climate change)

What is, actually, "geoecology"?

"Geoecology is interdisciplinary natural sciences oriented in environmental problems. She is aimed at the understanding of the functionalities and impact of the environment, in particular to recognise problems in connection with the human use and at solving."
(Association for geoecology in Germany inc.)

Competition forum geoecology
Was ist Geoökologie - Die beste Erklärung.pdf (349.7 KB)  vom 09.08.2010