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Project Information

Development of Climate Change Impact Detection Tools

The consequences of climate change affect both the physical environment and human settlements. Traditional remote sensing data and laser scanning data may represent valuable sources of information for the detection and quantification of these effects. In particular, these data can provide an accurate description of the Earth's surface. This, in turn, constitutes an important input for various climate change adaptation measures. Target adaptation projects have included geological, hydrological, cryosphere, and biomass modeling, as well as models of the built environment.

Within the project, a full-featured software system for the management and analysis of laser scanning and remote sensing data was employed and continuously refined. The main focus was on the development of methods for feature detection and extraction. New segmentation methods for point clouds allow the improved object-based classification of the data. This can be used to derive highly accurate 3D models, e.g., of terrain or infrastructure.

Project Team

Project Team "CCID"

Mag. Manfred Egger

Dr. Christian Georges

Dr. Volker Wichmann


Scientific Partners

University of Innsbruck
Institute of Geography
Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Stötter 


Company Partners

Laserdata GmbH
Contact: Dipl. Geogr. Frederic Petrini-Monteferri

TopScan - Gesellschaft zur Erfassung topographischer Information mbH
Contact: Dr. Joachim Lindenberger