UAV Flights in May 2020 over Hainich NP

The first UAV flights of the vegetation period took place this year at the 28th of May. We covered the test areas East of Berka v.d.H. (Burgberg & Eichenberg) and parts of the Zimmerberg area. We also did flights over the region of Hegeberg in the North-East of the national park. Overall we did 14 […]

CIR Airphoto Classification and Planning for 2020

April 2020: Planning for the May flight campaign is in full swing. The test sites will be extended in 2020. Figure below: overview of the 2019 test areas from a presentation at DLR Bonn in 2019. We will extend this to areas in the northern Hainich (Dachsberg) and also covering the private forested areas in […]

Phantom 4 Multispectral (RTK)

DJI did it again – the leading manufacturer of compact “of the shelve” drone solutions modified the Phantom 4 RTK and added a fully integrated multispectral camera. Those that are working with these (micro)multispectral camera systems on small UAV platforms couldnt really believe this news. DJI modified the Phantom 4 RTK (that turned out to […]

Buchen in Not

A short article about our work in the Hainich National Park area on the beech degradation analysis appeared in the Journal of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena “Lichtgedanken” in Edition 7. You can read the PDF version here: http://www.lichtgedanken.uni-jena.de/magazinmedia/Aktuelle+Ausgabe/Lichtgedanken+07+%E2%80%93+Zukunft+ohne+Wachstum-download-1.pdf or the HTML version here: https://www.lichtgedanken.uni-jena.de/Ausgabe_07_Buchen_in_Not-path-140,5.html There will be also an english language version soon.

UPDATE: Flying for the Beech Trees II

Since July we have been very active covering the forest change in the Hainich National park region using the Phantom 4 Pro copter and the new Phantom 4 RTK (P4R). A project in cooperation with the Hainich national park administration, ThüringenForst and DLR Institute for Data Science Jena. First flights over 5 test areas were […]