Thursday, September 17, 2015

Science goes public: The Z_GIS Landscape Lab

How do scientists measure specific weather characteristics? And what about soil conditions and water parameters? At the autumn festival in Koppl close to Salzburg more than 200 visitors received answers to these questions. 

Hermann Klug, Z_GIS (left), at one of the guided tours through the observation station 
Hermann Klug, project leader of the Z_GIS Landscape Lab in Koppl, offered guided tours through the research field to visitors. He presented the single sensors used for analyzing the changing environmental conditions. The Landscape Lab from a bird´s eye view was another highlight: Sebastian d'Oleire-Oltmanns demonstrated how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used for analyzing the terrain from above. 

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