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After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:06-08-2012
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     Current job:Ph.D. Student
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGeoinformatics, Remote Sensing, Image Interpretation, Image Analysis, SAR, optical, Land cover, applications, product-added-valueing
    CV

     

    Education:

    2012–present: Ph.D. studies, University of Pavia, Department of Earth Science, Pavia (It).
    Specialization in Advanced Differential Interferometric SAR for Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment in tectonically active regions.  
    Supervisors: Prof. Francesco Zucca, Dr. Salvatore Stramondo

    2007–2010: Masters of Science, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (Ger).
    Specialized in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics
    2003–2007: Bachelor of Science, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (Ger).
    Specialized in Physical Geography, Environmental Modelling and Geoinformatics

    Master Thesis
    Title: Assessing Vegetation Structure for the Kruger National Park in 1994 with the experimental, multi-modal SIR-C/X-SAR data
    Supervisors: Prof. Christiane Schmullius & Dr. Izak Smit
    Description: This thesis explored the capabilities of monitoring vegetation structure parameters by space-borne, polarimetric, multi-angle and multi-temporal SAR imagery acquired in different wavelengths for a complex savanna environment in South Africa.

    Bachelor Thesis
    Title: Analyse der Vegetationsproduktivität im Krüger National Park, Südafrika mit Hilfe von Eddy-Covariance-Flux- und MODIS-Daten
    Supervisors: Prof. Christiane Schmullius & Dr. Markus Reichstein
    Description: This thesis assessed the performance of 4 different algorithms used to derive gross primary productivity of the vegetation from space-borne, multi-spectral, optical data by comparing them to in situ Eddy-Covariance-Flux data in a savanna environment in South Africa.

    Experience

    Vocational:
    2010–2012: DLR Trainee, European Space Agency, Frascati, Italy.
    Various geo-informatic related tasks supporting satellite mission planning & management as well as statistical assessment of the user order behaviour using Relational-Database Management Systems (R-DBMS) and Datawarehouse technologies.
    2009–2010: Research Assistent, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany.
    Preparatory work for the SARVANNA-Project proposal and processing of SIR-C/X-SAR Radar Remote Sensing data
    2007: Research Assistent, Student Apprentice, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany.
    Preparation and comparative analysis of diverse MODIS-products (NPP, GPP, fAPAR, NDVI, EVI) and Eddy-Covariance-Fluxtower Measurements

    Student Exchanges
    2013–present: Visiting Student, National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology, Rome, Italy.
    Processing of multi-temporal Differential InSAR stacks and consequent post-processing operations as well as contributions to project proposals.
    2013: Visiting Student, University of leeds, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds, UK.
    Applying atmospheric corrections to interferometric image stacks,
    2009: Student Apprentice, South African National Space Agency, Haartebeeshoek, South Africa.
    Forest change classification project using combined optical satellite and aerial imagery from the 1970’s in eastern South Africa

    Computer Skills

    Operating Systems: Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Suse, Scientific Linux), Mac OS, Microsoft
    Office Suites: Latex, OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, iWork
    GIS & Mapping: ArcGIS Suite, QuantumGIS, Grass GIS, SAGA GIS, GMT, PostGreSQL with Post-GIS extension, UMN Mapserver
    Image & SAR Processing: Envi, PCI Geomatica, Erdas Imagine, eCognition, BEAM, Gamma, StaMPS, Doris, PolSARPro, NEST
    Miscellaneous: Bash, Matlab, Python (basic), R statistical software (basic), Hydrological Modelling System J2000, Microstrategy Business Intelligence Suite, PHP (basic), JAVA (basic), Gimp, Logic Express

    Training Courses

    2013: 4th Advanced Training Course in Land Remote Sensing organised by European Space Agency, Athens

    Languages

    German: Mothertongue
    English: Advanced
    Italian: Intermediate
    French: Basic

    Awards

    2013: Best Poster Award - ESA Land Training Course, Athens

    Communication Skills

    2013: Oral Presentation at the SPIE Remote Sensing Conference, Dresden, Germany
    2012: Quantum GIS introductory course held at ESA ESRIN for internal use
    2010: Oral Presentation at the Savanna Science Network Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa

    Publications & talks

    Conference Proceedings
    2013: Vollrath, A., et al. (2013): Monitoring of infrastructural sites by means of advanced multi-temporal DInSAR methods. in: Proc. SPIE 8891, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIII, 88910D (October 17, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2032173

    Poster presentations
    2014: Vollrath, A., et al. (2014): Comparison of Advanced Differential Interferometric SAR methods for the retrieval of surface deformation in south-east Sicily. European Geoscience Union 2014, Wien (April 28-May 2, 2014)
    2013: Vollrath, A., et al. (2013): Monitoring of rural-situated, infrastructural sites with state-of-the-art DInSAR techniques. 4th Advanced Training Course in Land Remote Sensing, Harokopio University, Athens (July 1-5, 2013)
    2013: Vollrath, A., et al. (2013): 2nd Generation, Multi-Temporal DInSAR Monitoring of Critical Infrastructural Sites for the Assessment of Hazard Risk. ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013, Edinburgh (September 9-13, 2013)
    2010: Vollrath, A., et al. (2010): Mapping of Vegetation Structure in the African Savanna: The Sarvanna Project. ESA Living Planet Symposium 2010, Bergen (June 27-July 1, 2010)

    Interests

    Music, Cooking, Photography, Guitar, Traveling, Films


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