Successful flights with WingtraOne

For the detection of invasive grasses on an island in the German Wadden Sea, we have been able to successfully use our new WingtraOne drone. The flight performance, as well as the resulting image data are very convincing. We are looking forward to new exciting projects with our new member in our drone fleet.


Resulting multispectral imagery (captured with the new Micasense RedEdge MX)


The new interdisciplinary nature of the project group

For more than 10 years we have been using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in our teaching and research activities in the field of Geosciences. Initially started as the “ifgicopter” project group at the Institute of Geoinformatics, the focus has intensified on ecological applications in recent years. In order to emphasize this interdisciplinary nature of the project group (Geoinformatics & Landscape Ecology), the group has renamed itself in “GEO1copter”.

GEO1 is the name of the building in which we work, teach and research together.

Our new logo:


Geonetwork Münsterland conference on drones

As part of the Geonetwork Münsterland conference with the topic on drones, Dr. Jan Lehmann presented a talk on the potential applications of UAS-based remote sensing in ecology. More than 160 interested parties from business, administration and NGOs were present to discuss new potential applications. The Geonetwork Münsterland is an association of institutions and companies of the Münsterland in the field of geoinformation.

Flugtraining E010s

Flighttraining has started

Small, agile and robust:

After some weeks of waiting the newest members of the IfgiCopter fleet have arrived. The mini quadcopters E010 made by Eachine will serve as handy indoor training tools. The standard package has been extended by an additional battery set to increase flight number and optimise future training time on the larger aircrafts.