Webinar on drone use in Brazilian ecosystems

As part of the webinar series on “Usage of drones in Brazilian ecosystems”, organized by the Brazilian environmental authority IBAMA, Jan Lehmann gave a presentation on the scientific exchange between Brazil and Germany. The long-standing cooperation with the universities of Vicosa and Belo Horizonte was presented and the common experiences with drones were discussed.


UAV-M² Workshop in Münster

From February 27th to 28th we organized a joint workshop on UAV based remote sensing, together with the University of Marburg. The 15 participants came from the research group of Environmental Informatics in Marburg, as well as IfGI’s Spatio-Temporal Modelling Lab and our working group for Remote Sensing and Spatial Modelling. During the two days we’ve had a lot of exchanges about application possibilities, sensors, software, different analysis methods including deep learning methods as well as teaching activities.

It was an inspiring exchange from which diverse ideas for follow-up activities emerged. Thanks to all participants and we are looking forward to the next joint event in summer!


New DJI P4 multispectral drone for teaching

We are happy about the latest group member, a DJI P4 Multispectral drone with RTK unit. The new drone is to be used in our courses, so that the students can be trained on a highly modern and widespread system. We are looking forward to exciting days in the field and interesting data.





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.