Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research became one of the Copernicus Academic Network founding members
The section on Remote Sensing and Geomatics (Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences), headed by Martin Rutzinger, has been approved as official member of the Copernicus Academic Network. Data provided by the Copernicus Programme are an essential input for many research activities in mountain regions. However, the specific topography and the seasonality still pose plenty of challenges for the automated analysis of satellite remote sensing data and require further research. The team of Remote Sensing and Geomatics at IGF-ÖAW, in their teaching activities, dissemination and transformation efforts in their research projects, helps to enhance the applicability of mapping and monitoring of mountain phenomena. Scientific applications range from natural hazard monitoring to land cover and land use change quantification and resources management.