News and Events

Mission Erde at Planetarium, Verkehrshaus Luzern

The new show "Mission Erde" at the Verkehrshaus Luzern is running. Helga Weber, Stefan Brönimann and Peter Stucki have contributed with their scientific expertise to the creation of this show.

More information including show times:

www.verkehrshaus.ch/besuchen/planetarium/.../mission-erde

Trailer: 

www.verkehrshaus.ch/besuchen/mission-erde 

Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing

Fall Semester 2019

Time: Wednesday, 2:15 pm

Place: Seminar Room 324, Mittelstrasse 43, 3012 Bern

 

Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing

Fall Semester 2019

Time: Wednesday, 2:15 pm

Place: Seminar Room 324, Mittelstrasse 43, 3012 Bern

 

Program Colloquium FS19 (PDF, 61KB)
Flyer Call for Papers 9th EARSeL Workshop Remote Sensing of Land Ice and Snow

Call for Papers 9th EARSeL workshop on Land Ice and Snow

You are cordially invited to submit your paper to the 9th Workshop on "Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere: Monitor what is vanishing", which will be held at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland, from 03 - 05 February 2020.

 

Flyer Call for Papers 9th Workshop (PDF, 120KB)

Colloquium of the Remote Sensing Research Group

Spring Semester 2019

Time: Tuesday, 2:00 pm

Place: Room 302, Hallerstr. 12

 

Program Colloquium FS19 (PDF, 71KB)

Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing

Spring Semester 2019

Time: Wednesday, 2:15 pm

Place: Room 124, Mittelstr. 43

 

Program Colloquium FS19 (PDF, 59KB)

Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing

Autumn Semester 2018

Time: Wednesday, 2:15 pm
Place: Room 120, Mittelstr. 43

 

Program Colloquium HS18 (PDF, 83KB)

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

3-years Postdoctoral Position (70%) (PDF, 147KB)

Colloquium of the Remote Sensing Research Group

Spring Semester 2018

Time: Tuesday, 5:00 pm
Place: Room 310, Hallerstr. 10

 

Program Colloquium FS18 (PDF, 63KB)

Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing

Spring Semester 2018

Time: Wednesday, 2:15 pm
Place: Room 310, Hallerstr. 10

 

Program Colloquium FS18 (PDF, 79KB)

Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing

Autumn Semester 2017

Time: Wednesday, 2:15 pm
Place: Room 310, Hallerstr. 10

 

Program Colloquium HS17 (PDF, 54KB)

Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing

Spring Semester 2017

Time: Wednesday, 2:15 pm
Place: Room 310, Hallerstr. 10

 

Program Colloquium FS17 (PDF, 55KB)
AVHRR Satellitenbild über Europa

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.

Open Topics for Master Theses (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Gruppenbild Ausflug Schneeschuhwanderung

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.

Workshop Programme: Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere (PDF, 186KB)

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.

Master Thesis: Lake ice phenology derived from Landsat (PDF, 116KB)

Colloquium of the Remote Sensing Research Group

Autumn Semester 2016

Time: Tuesday, 4:15 pm
Place: Room 310, Hallerstr. 10

 

Program Colloquium HS16 (PDF, 56KB)

Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing

Autumn Semester 2016

Time: Wednesday, 2:15 pm
Place: Room 310, Hallerstr. 10

 

Program Colloquium HS16 (PDF, 56KB)
Aktuelle Ausschreibung: Masterarbeit Bale Mountains

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.

Master Thesis: Bale Mountains (PDF, 306KB)

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

Eine Teilnehmerin des Workshops beurteilt eine Schneekarte

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. 

Colloquium of the Remote Sensing Research Group

Spring semester 2016

Time: Wednesday, 10:15 am
Place: Room 007, Hallerstr. 12

Program Colloquium Remote Sensing FS16 (PDF, 54KB)

Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing

Spring Semester 2016

Time: Wednesday, 2:15 pm
Place: Room 310, Hallerstr. 10

 

Program Colloquium FS16 (PDF, 58KB)

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.

High resolution image (JPG, 649KB)

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.

Poster SGCD C. Dizerens (PDF, 1.9 MB)