Curriculum vitae

Short CV, PD Dr. S. Hese

  • 1995: Master of Science in Remote Sensing and Applications from the Department of Electronic Engineering and Physics, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
  • 2001: Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Institute of Landscape and Environmental Planning from the Technical University Berlin
  • 2002: Postdoc, SIBERIA-II EU FP5 project
  • 2003: Wissenschaftlicher Assisten C1 
  • 2007: Akademischer Rat 
  • 2010: Offered Professorship at the University of Applied Siences Eberswalde
  • 2011: German post doctoral lecturer qualification.

Sören Hese worked at Lund University (Sweden) for forest damage assessment and deforestation mapping and until 2001 at the German Aerospace Center at the Institute for Planetary Exploration as part of the HRSC-A-X sensor development group. Between 2002 and 2005 he worked as the project coordinator of the SIBERIA-II EU FP5 project (Multi-Sensor Concepts for Greenhouse Gas Accounting of Northern Eurasia) and co-developed the CARBON-3D mission and sensor concept and the NORTH proposal. Since than he was active in various research proposals. Since 2003 Sören Hese holds a position at the Department for Earth Observation at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena as expert in spatial very high resolution data analysis using UAV systems, airborne scanner data and orbital systems for applications in change detection, object oriented image analysis and using non-parametric object based data classification techniques. Thematic applications range from deforestation mapping, oil spill contamination mapping, urban high resolution object classification and urban structure mapping scenarios as well as UAV point cloud analysis of vegetation. Sören Hese coordinated the ENVILAND-2 urban work-package, the lake change modelling as part of ESAs DUE Permafrost, the KULUNDA landuse change work package and was part of the AGRISAR and the GIONET consortium. Sören Hese is reviewer for several peer-reviewed Journals and author of various reviewed und un-reviewed conference and book publications. He has 15 years of teaching experiences in the field of image processing, remote sensing, GIS and physical basis of Earth observation and applied remote sensing theory and lectures for the BSc Geography, MSc Geoinformatics and the IMPRS. Sören Hese was supervisor of the winning author group of the international GRSS data fusion contest in 2012. In 2017 he started Jena Copter laboratories (JCL) and integrated UAV based data capturing, processing, analysis and project work into BSc and MSc teaching concepts.

PD Dr. S. Hese, Department for Earth Observation, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Löbdergraben 32 07743 Jena, Germany, Phone: ++49 3641 948873, email:, web:, Researchgate:



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