Michael  Schultz

Im Neuenheimer Feld 348
Raum 019
Tel: +49 6221 54-5505
Fax: +49 6221 54-4529


Michael Schultz, M.Sc.

Research Interests

OSM VGI quality quantification, Accuracy Assessment, Remote Sensing, Change Detection and Monitoring, REDD, Forest, Hydrology, Climate Change Adaption, OSMlanduse, fusion of OSM and RS


Within LandSense project I research about the estimation and quantification of Open Street Map (OSM) and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) data quality and accuracy, thus machine learning and accuracy assessment concepts are at the heart of my work. For such purpose the usage of remote sensing data streams such as Sentinel 2, Landsat and others is explored.

  • Avitabile, V., Schultz, M., Salvini, G., Pratihast, A.-K, Bos, A., Herold, N., Pham Manh, C., Vu Quang, H., & Herold, M (2017) Forest Change and REDD+ Strategies. Land Use and Climate Change Interactions in Central Vietnam
  • Schultz, M., Voss, J., Auer, M., Carter, S., Zipf, A. (2017) Open land cover from OpenStreetMap and remote sensing. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
  • Avitabile, V., Schultz, M., Herold, N., de Bruin, S., Pratihast, A.-K., Pham Manh, C., Vu Quang, H., & Herold, M. (2016) Carbon emissions from land cover change in central Vietnam. Carbon Management
  • Schultz, M., Clevers J.G.P.W., Carter S., Verbesselt, J., Vu Quang, H. & Herold, M. (2016) Performance of vegetation indices from Landsat time series in deforestation monitoring. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
  • Horst, A., Avitabile, V., Schultz, M., Krause, M., & Pirker, J. (2016) Reducing Emissions From Deforestation And Carbon Enhancement In Xe Pian National Protected Area, Lao PDR. Österreichische Bundesforste AG – Purkersdorf
  • Schultz, M., Avitabile V., Verbesselt J., Souza C., & Herold, M. (2015). Error sources in deforestation detection across three tropical sites: assessment using Landsat time series. IEEE Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
  • Schultz, M., Tsendbazar, N., Herold M., Jung M., Mayaux P., & Göhmann H. (2015). Utilizing the global land cover 2000 reference dataset for a comparative accuracy assessment of global 1 km land cover maps. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment May 2015, Berlin
  • Hamunyela, E., Verbesselt J., Schultz, M., Penndorf, A., Frotscher, K., Herold, M., Reiche, J., DeVries B., Dutrieux, L., & Calders K. (2014) Tracking forest cover change using Landsat & Rapid Eye towards S2. ESA-ESRIN: Sentinel-2 for Science Workshop May 2014, Frascati
  • Schultz, M., Verbesselt J., Herold, M. & V. Avitabile (2013). Assessing error sources for Landsat time series analysis for tropical test sites in Viet Nam and Ethiopia. Proceedings of SPIE: the International Society of Optical Engineering September 2013, Dresden
  • Verbesselt J., Schultz, M., Kalomenopoulos, M., Avitabile V., & Herold M. (2012). Synergy of sentinel-2 and 3 satellite data towards deforestation and degradation monitoring using BFAST. ESA-ESRIN: Proceedings of First Sentinel-2 Preparatory Symposium April 2012, Frascati
Curriculum Vitae


2004 – 2007 Bsc. Geography (Geo-ecology, Geo-informatics, Remote Sensing), Friedrich Schiller University Jena (DE)
2008 – 2010 Msc. Geoinformatics (Hydrology, Data Exploration, Remote Sensing (RADAR & optical), Friedrich Schiller University Jena (DE)
2011 – 2016 PhD. Remote Sensing (Time series analysis, Deforestation Monitoring), Wageningen University (NL)

Professional Occupation
  • 2011 – to date: free-lance remote sensing consultant (among others with GIZ, WWF and ÖBf)
  • 2011 – 2015: Scientific employee LUCCI project (Uni Jena &, Wageningen UR)
  • 2004 – 2011: Developer, research assistant and Tutor on various Geo-related tasks in various countries (e.g. Australia, UAE, DE)
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