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
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.
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.
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
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
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
2013: 4th Advanced Training Course in Land Remote Sensing organised by European Space Agency, Athens
2013: Best Poster Award - ESA Land Training Course, Athens
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
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
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)
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