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Anton Vrieling obtained two MSc's and a PhD from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. The MSc's were obtained in the fields of 'Tropical Land Use' and 'Geo-information Science' in 2001. During his MSc-studies Anton performed several research activities abroad, including 6-months periods at ICRISAT (Niger), CIAT (Colombia), and CCRS (Canada). An ESA-scholarship allowed him to attend in 2001 the Summer Session Programme of the International Space University, that year held in Bremen, Germany. His PhD was on the use of satellite data for soil erosion studies, and was completed in 2007. During 2006 Anton also worked at the Wageningen-based company SarVision on forest monitoring for Mozambique with MODIS time series. Between 2007 and 2009, he was with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Ispra, Italy) in a group active on crop monitoring for areas outside Europe. Since August 2009 he is Assistant Professor at the Natural Resources department of ITC. He is interested in the analysis of remote sensing time series for mapping, change detection and monitoring of vegetation. He has worked on multiple applications including drought monitoring, index insurance, and vegetation phenology.

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Research Output 2001 2019

49 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of Sentinel-2 and RapidEye for Retrieval of Leaf Area Index in a Saltmarsh Using a Radiative Transfer Model

Darvishzadeh, R., Wang, T., Skidmore, A. K., Vrieling, A., O'Connor, B., Gara, T. W., Ens, B. J. & Marc, P., 20 Mar 2019, In : Remote sensing. 11, 6, p. 1-22 22 p., 671.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
leaf area index
radiative transfer
4 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
time series
surface water
satellite altimetry

Does the design matter? Comparing satellite-based indices for insuring pastoralists against drought

Jensen, N., Stoeffler, Q., Fava, F., Vrieling, A., Atzberger, C., Meroni, M., Mude, A. G. & Carter, M., 1 Aug 2019, In : Ecological economics. 162, p. 59-73 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

remote sensing
household survey

Evaluation of Sentinel-2 and RapidEye for Retrieval of LAI in a Saltmarsh using Radiative transfer model

Darvishzadeh, R., Skidmore, A. K., Wang, T. & Vrieling, A., 13 May 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOther research output

leaf area index
radiative transfer
remote sensing
Time series


Remote Sensing Letters Award

Michele Meroni (Recipient), Felix Rembold (Recipient), Dominique Fasbender (Recipient) & Anton Vrieling (Recipient), 6 Sep 2018


remote sensing

Research Award for the Best Scientific Paper by a PhD student

Mitra Shariati Najafabadi (Recipient), Roshanak Darvish (Darvishzadeh) (Recipient), Andrew Skidmore (Recipient), A. Kolzsch (Recipient), Anton Vrieling (Recipient), B.A. Nolet (Recipient), Klaus-Michael Exo (Recipient), Nirvana Meratnia (Recipient), P.J.M. Havinga (Recipient), Julia Stahl (Recipient) & Bert Toxopeus (Recipient), Sep 2015



Press / Media

Seizoensverandering kweldervegetatie

Anton Vrieling


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