15 September 2011
Welcome Manfred Ehlers to CRCSI Sabbatical
The CRCSI is pleased to welcome Prof Manfred Ehlers who will spend his sabbatical with us for the rest of 2011.
Manfred is Full Professor for GIS and Remote Sensing at the University of Osnabruek, Germany, and is the Director of the University's Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing. He is President of the 'Society for Geo-informatics' (German) and Chairman of 'The Centre of Excellence in Geoinformatics in North Germany' and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Digital Earth.
Some will have met him at the recent WALIS ISDE7 conference where he presented three papers: Simplifying and Exchanging 3D Utility Network Objects Using CityModels; Presentation of Animal and Environmental Data; and An Empirical Case Study of the Importance of Mobile WebMapping.
Manfred teaches courses in Geoinformatics, GIS, remote sensing, digital image processing, environmental monitoring and environmental information systems. He has held academic appointments at various universities and research institutions in Germany, the United States and the Netherlands. His research interest focuses on the concepts for integrated geographic analysis and modeling techniques especially the integration of GIS and remote sensing. Other research areas include geoinformatics concepts, data fusion techniques, advanced techiques for image analysis and Digital Earth concepts.
Manfred has organised and chaired a number of national and international conferences. He has published more than 300 papers on GIS, mapping, digital image processing, remote sensing, geo-informatics, digital photogrammetry and environmental monitoring and has given over 300 presentations at scientific and professional meetings and conferences.
Manfred will be participating in a number of CRCSI research projects, seminars and conferences including the SSSC conference in New Zealand in November.