Helmholtz Innovation Lab

FERN.Lab

Remote sensing for sustainable use of resources – scientifically sound, transdisciplinary and application-oriented

about FERN.Lab

Our vision

Technology development and knowledge transfer in the field of remote sensing

As a technology platform, FERN.Lab connects scientific expertise in the field of remote sensing with social, ecologic and economic demands of our time. We support our partners in the method development for the analysis of remote sensing data.

Consulting

FERN.Lab supports you with regards to a cost-efficientand highly accurate evaluation of earth observation data

Technology

FERN.Lab supports you in developing unique geoinformation products along the entire value chain

Services

FERN.Lab delivers tailor-made geoinformation products and individualized processing chains

Our network

Unique network

FERN.Lab defines itself as an open technology and innovation hub in the sector of geoinformation. We connect science and research with a broad network consisting of companies, authorities and NGOs. The mutual transdisciplinary information exchange sets the foundation for tailor-made remotesensing developments matching your requirements.  

News

Our team is looking for you!

Business Developer for innovative Remote Sensing
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News

The Federal Minitry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure funded project SAR4Infra develops an automated process chain for the remote-sensing-based detection, assessment and observation of local transportation infrastructure hazards in the region of Schleswig-Holstein. FERN.Lab supports its project partners LVermGeo SH - State Office for Surveying and Geoinformation Schleswig-Holstein, LBV.SH - State Office for Road Construction and Transport Schleswig-Holstein and IPI - Leibniz University Hannover, in the process of operationalization.

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High-resolution information on precipitation events in Neubrandenburg is provided by FURUNO Germany's WR2120 ground weather radar. FERN.Lab is investigating the potential of the data for applications in agriculture.

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FERN.Lab and the Heinz Sielmann Foundation start the development of a model for volume and biomass estimation of the shrub and herb layer of designated management areas. For this purpose, commercially available drone systems are used to generate high-resolution RGB images.

Our competencies

Broad spectrum of competencies in the sector of geoinformation located at one research centre

As part of the German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam (GFZ Potsdam), FERN.Lab accesses a broad and diversified pool of scientists in the field of geosciences and remote sensing to support, for example, application areas such as environmental monitoring, smart farming, resources exploration or infrastructure monitoring by applying various data sources and analysis methods. As technology platform, FERN.Lab connects scientific expertise with social, ecologic and economic demands of our time. We support our partners in the development of methods for the analysis of remote sensing data.

Resources

Acquisition of information with regards to short- and medium-term changes in the availability of natural resources

Environmental monitoring

Acquisition of information with regards to the conditions and changes of (near-)natural and urban environments

Sensor-based methods

Simulations for hyperspectral and multi sensors, homogenization of large multi-sensor data

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