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Univ.Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Clement Atzberger

Head: Institute of Geomatics
Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Wien
Tel: +43 1 47654-85711


ORCID: 0000-0003-2169-8009

Curr. Vitae

2010 - Professor & Head of Institute
2007 - 2010 JRC Ispra (Italy): Scientific officer in MARS-unit (Monitoring Agriculture by Remote Sensing) Food Security Section (Food Sec)
2005 - 2007 Toulouse (France): GeoSys SA research
2004 - 2005 ITC Enschede (The Netherlands): Assistent professor in the department of Natural Resources
2003 - 2004 INRA Avignon (France): Post doc - Remote sensing data assimilation in dynamic crop growth models
1992 - 2003 Trier University (Germany): Scientific assistant & Assistant Professor

Statistik Austria, science classification

Artificial intelligence; Image processing; Computer simulation; Artificial neural networks; Machine learning; Computational intelligence; Optics; Space exploration; Agricultural meteorology ; Geoinformatics; Natural hazards; Biodiversity research; Nature conservation; Sensor systems; Signal processing; 3D-surveying; Remote sensing; Geoinformatics; Thermography; Cultivation of land; Plant nutrition; Forest engineering; Forestry; Soil science; Risk management; Geoinformatics; Development cooperation;


- Imaging spectroscopy; - Time series analysis; - Radiative transfer modeling (forward and inverse); - Retrieval of vegtetation biophysical variables; - Vegetation monitoring; - Land use and land cover classification; - Machine learning & AI;


2019 Best Paper Award 2019 "Remote Sensing"
1997 Förderpreis für herausragende Dissertation der Universität Trier

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2023 -2023 Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA)
2019 -2022 Advisory Board (H2020): BEACON: Agricultural Insurance Enablers
scientific advisor
2019 - COST Action CA17134 Optical synergies for spatiotemporal sensing of scalable ecophysiological traits
2018 -2021 Advisory Board (H2020): RECAP -Personalised public services in support of the implementation of the CAP
scientific advisor
2014 - Proba-V steering committee
advisory board member
2014 - Earth Observation Data Center (EODC) for Water Resources Management
2013 -2014 SOKO Almen
full member
2012 - ÖGK
elected member
2011 - Steering committee of the Belgian Science Policy (BelSpo)
2010 - Proba-V International User Committee
2007 - Graduate school Production Ecology & Resource Conservation (PE&RC) of Wageningen University
extended member
2005 - German association for photogrammetry and remote sensing

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2019 -2020 Remote Sensing: Earth Observation for Index Insurance
Guest Editor (Special Issue)
2019 -2020 Remote Sensing: Novel Approaches for Mapping and Monitoring of Vegetation Properties from Earth Observation Data
Guest Editor (Special Issue)
2019 -2021 Remote Sensing: Herausgeber Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Mapping Tree Species Diversity
Guest Editor (Special Issue)
2018 -2019 Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing for Water Resources Assessment and Monitoring in Agricultre
Guest Editor (Special Issue)
2017 -2018 Remote Sensing: Special Issue "Monitoring Agricultural Land-Use Change and Land-Use Intensity"
Guest Editor (Special Issue)
2017 - Remote Sensing: Topical Collection Editor "Sentinel-2: Science and Applications"
2017 -2018 Remote Sensing: Special Issue "Estimation of Crop Phenotyping Traits using Unmanned Ground Vehicle and ..."
Guest Editor (Special Issue)
2016 - Remote Sensing: Section Editor in Chief for 'Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Vegetation'
Top level ( Editor in Chief)
2016 -2017 Remote Sensing: Special Issue "First Experiences with European Sentinel-2 Multi-Spectral Imager (MSI)"
Guest Editor (Special Issue)
2015 -2016 Remote Sensing: Special Issue "Opportunities and Challenges for Medium Resolution ..."
Guest Editor (Special Issue)
Editorial Board Member
2013 - Remote Sensing:
Editorial Board Member
2012 -2013 Remote Sensing: Special Issue on 'Advances in remote sensing of agriculture'
Guest Editor (Special Issue)
2007 - Photogrammetrie Fernerkundung Geoinformation:
Editorial Board Member

Reviewer for scientific journals

2016 - Remote Sensing Letters
2014 - Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2013 - Environmental Modelling & Software
2012 - Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
2010 - IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
2010 - Remote Sensing
2010 - Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
2010 - Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
2010 - Isprs Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
2009 - Computers and Electronics in agriculture
2005 - International Journal of applied Earth observation and Geoinformation
2005 - Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
2000 - International Journal of Remote Sensing
2000 - Photogrammetrie Fernerkundung Geoinformation
2000 - Remote Sensing of Environment

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2021 Externe Berufung: Mitglied: HAWK - Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Göttingen Professur „Geoinformationswesen und Forstplanung“
2018 Externe Habilitation: Gutachter: Aalto University, School of Engineering

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2016 - Europäische Kommission - Belgium
2015 - Tschechischer Wissenschaftsfonds - Czech Republic
2015 - CNPq/Brasilia - Brazil
2014 - Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) - Belgium
2005 - NWO - ALW - Netherlands
2005 - Swiss National Science Foundation - Switzerland

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2019 Dreiländertagung
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