News and Events
3-years Postdoctoral Position (70%)
in remote sensing of snow
The Remote Sensing Research Group (RSGB) has an opening of a Postdoc position on remote sensing of snow extent (SE). This position is part of a new project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) in the frame of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) program. Application dealine: 30.06.2018
Open Topics for Master Theses in the Remote Sensing Group
Do you have interest to write a master thesis in remote sensing? Open topics related to 'Fire & Ice', which have been currently presented, can be found in the linked file. Don't hesitate to ask.
Climatologists on snowshoes
Fabulous weather, good snow conditions, and a great view on the Alps: A perfect setting for the snowshoe hike of the unit climatology to Col des Neigeux in the Jura mountains. Thanks for organizing the group excursion, Peter Stucki!
8th EARSeL LISSIG workshop was a success
The 8th EARSeL workshop on Land Ice and Snow organized by the Remote Sensing Research Group Bern finished sucessfully. Over 50 participants from the remote sensing cryosphere community discussed amongst other current topics about snow cover monitoring, snow hydrology, new sensors and technologies. The workshop was dedicated as well to COST action ES1404 and future activities from ESA (CCI+).
8th EARSeL LISSIG Workshop Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere: Past - Present - Future
The European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories and the Remote Sensing Research Group at the Institute of Geography cordially invite you to attend the 8th WORKSHOP OF EARSeL SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP Remote Sensing of Land Ice and Snow, which is to be held at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland, from 07 - 09 February.
Open Master Thesis Topic: Lake Ice Phenology Derived from Landsat Data for Swiss Lakes
Processing of satellite imagery focusing on break-up and freeze-up processes of Swiss Lakes for the winters 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16, and 2016/17. The aim is to constitute a reliable validation data set, which will be used for validation purposes.
Open Master Thesis Topic: Bale Mountains
Analysis of spatial and annual dynamics of soil freezing in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopian Highlands. Land surface temperature variability will be derived from multiple open-source satellite imagery and studied in combination with in situ measurements.
MSc Defense Patrick Bur
2nd June 2016 at 13:15
Title: Lake Surface Water Temperature derived from Landsat 8
Examiners: Dr. S. Wunderle, Dr. M. Bigalke
Venue: GIUB, Hallerstrasse 12, 3012 Bern, Room 308, 3rd floor
PhD Defense Melanie Sütterlin
19th May 2016 at 12:30
Title: A Long-Term Surface Albedo Data Set Derived from AVHRR Observations over Europe
Examiners: Prof. S. Brönnimann (Chair), Dr. S. Wunderle, Dr. R. Stöckli
Venue: CDE, Hallerstrasse 10, 3012 Bern; Room 310, 3rd floor
Workshop snow monitoring in Lesotho: Impressions of participants
"We do not have snow data available, and now, if we get asked for that, we can reply with good data (...)", said a workshop participant. Further quotes of local stakeholders taking part in the workshop can be found in the ESA VAE News.
Spring snow cover in the Alps
The current NASA EO Newsletter draws attention to the paper of F. Hüsler et al. (2014) on snow cover climatology of the European Alps. The MODIS/Terra image shows fresh coating snow across the Alps in mid-March.
Data reception of Suomi-NPP VIIRS
Besides MSG SEVIRI, we started to receive data of the Suomi-NPP VIIRS sensor with our Eumetcast receiving station. VIIRS builts upon the tradition of the AVHRR and MODIS sensor and expands a series of land and cloud science measurements.
Swiss Global Change Day Poster Award 2015 for Céline Dizerens
The poster of Céline Dizerens entitled 'Webcam Imagery Rectification and Snow Classification' was awarded at the 16th Swiss Global Change Day. The price of the poster award 2015 (Geosphere / Biosphere) has the amount of 1000 CHF.