mundialis has a new expert in agricultural monitoring
Dr. Fabian Löw joined the mundialis team in January 2018. The data analyst works on behalf of the Bonn-based company in addition to other topics, in particular on the use of satellite remote sensing for agricultural monitoring, the associated use of resources and global change.
Agriculture is the basis of food and an important source of income for billions of people. Many factors influence the productivity of agro-ecosystems – positive as well as negative. With the help of remote sensing, agricultural production (e. g. the area under cultivation or harvest) can be recorded and important questions answered: What is the area under cultivation? How has this changed over time? Where can productivity be optimized, which factors limit productivity?
Dr. Fabian Löw at mundialis GmbH & Co. KG since January 2018 and has extensive experience in the evaluation of satellite remote sensing, time series analyses, land use mapping and harvest modelling. In his diploma thesis at the Department of Geography at the University of Heidelberg in 2009, he focused on environmental change at the Aral Sea in Central Asia. There he examined the changes in the landscape as a result of the shrinkage of the once fourth-largest lake on earth with remote sensing data and contributed to a better understanding of the dust storms in this region. In addition, he is still involved in several projects investigating the risk areas for locusts, which cause damage to agriculture in many regions of the world.
PhD thesis on agricultural monitoring
Löw received his doctorate in 2014 on classification algorithms and multi-scale optical remote sensing data. In his doctoral thesis, he dealt intensively with the agricultural regions of Central Asia, where he developed methods for mapping land use. Since 2015, he has been working as Deputy Coordinator in Germany for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) at the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (BBK) and joined the mundialis team in January 2018.
Remote Sensing and Agriculture
His expertise in data analysis – especially in the field of land use mapping – predestines him for projects at mundialis with reference to agriculture. Fabian Löw is helping us to further expand our portfolio in the agricultural sector. With his many years of experience in development cooperation, project evaluation and environmental monitoring, he contributes his interdisciplinary and international perspective, which we will combine with our experience in automated data processing in the cloud,”says Dr. Markus Neteler, partner and managing director of mundialis, about the new addition.
Löw, too, feels very comfortable in his new place of work after a short time. In addition to the mundialis team, he was particularly taken with the city of Bonn. “Bonn is simply great. A multicultural, open and diverse city.”