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I worked at the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, specialising in airborne imaging spectroscopy, covering sensor calibration, atmospheric correction and application to Earth Sciences. After obtaining his PhD, I joined the Department of Applied Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente where I became an all-round remote sensing specialist.

  • M.Sc. structural geology and remote sensing, Utrecht University (1999).
  • PhD remote sensing, Utrecht University (2006)

My research interest is hyperspectral remote sensing and image processing for earth science applications:

  • porting hyperspectral mineral indices to freely available satellite imagery;
  • analysis of multi-temporal satellite imagery data for monitoring earth dynamics;
  • analysis of time-lapse camera data for monitoring earth dynamics;
  • the use of open source computing environments and processing automation.

I teach MSc and PhD courses on remote sensing and computer programming, predominantly in international environments:

  • course-director of the Applied Earth Sciences MSc programme, 2012-2015;
  • teaching e-learning and classroom courses in an MSc curriculum;
  • teaching tailor-made courses on location (Asia, Africa, Latin America);
  • supervision of over 30 MSc theses and 8 PhD theses;
  • mentoring to facilitate students in managing their own learning experience.


  • QE Geology
  • spectroscopy
  • hyperspectral
  • iron oxide
  • rare earth elements
  • minerals
  • remote sensing
  • raw materials
  • time lapse
  • hydrocarbons
  • time series
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • heavy metals
  • hydrocarbons
  • oil
  • gas
  • TR Photography
  • time lapse
  • image processing
  • LB2300 Higher Education


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