Simon Stemmler

Abstract

Laserscanning and Multi-Spectral Imaging from UAV for Evaluating the Condition of Vegetation

Classifying forests with satellite images and airborne images combined with data from laserscanning is nothing new. Due to the fast development in unmanned aircrafts in the last years, there are new opportunities for evaluating the condition of vegetation. Surveying flights are much cheaper with UAVs and can be repeated more often than with satellites. The low cruising altitude of UAVs enables to take images with very high resolution and laserscans with high point density. This fact offers the possibility to work on a single tree base. The separation of conifers and deciduous trees will be more accurate and the recognition of standing deadwood will be more precise. These and more opportunities will be shown in this presentation.

Curriculum Vitae

Simon Stemmler was born in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1985. After an education as a carpenter, he started to study Environmental Science at Albert-Ludwigs University finished with a B. Sc. in 2013.

He continued studying at Albert-Ludwigs University. After an internship at the Fraunhofer IPM he wrote his Master thesis in Cooperation with the Fraunhofer IPM and the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg. He received his M. Sc. in November 2015. Since November 2015 he works as a researcher and writes his doctoral thesis at the Chair of Remote Sensing and Landscape Information Systems - FeLis at Albert-Ludwigs University.