Applied geographic remote sensing is gaining importance in various sub-disciplines of Geography. The “AK Fernerkundung” (working group remote sensing), as part of the German Society for Geography (DGfG), provides a platform for the German-speaking research community to foster information exchange on applied geographic remote sensing.

The rgeo team is co-initator and co-organizer of the working group “World Heritage Education” (WHE). The interdisciplinary network comprises representatives of several universities, UNESCO project schools and responsible actors of world heritage sites. The network aims at presenting current research projects and the development of fundamental concepts and perspectives of world heritage education. 
The "European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories" (EARSeL) is a scientific network of European remote sensing institutes, coming from both academia and the commercial/industrial sector. The various topics in the field of remote sensing are addressed in different Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The rgeo team is among the initiators and speakers of the SIG “Training & Education”. 
„European DesertNet“ and „DesertNet International“ are associations of interdisciplinary research institutions aiming to research an combat desertification. Next to the promotion of scientific research and capacity building, DesertNet also advises political decisions makers and institutions such as the UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification). The rgeo team is among the founding members of DesertNet International.  
The “European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO)” aims at promoting geographic education. The focus is on the research and discussion of geo-didactical problems within a European perspective.    
The “” network supports the dissemination of innovations and best practice examples of geo media as a digital learning environment for learning and teaching in schools. The overall goal is to highlight the significance of learning with digital geo media. The network project is a multilateral Comenius-Network project.  
The rgeo team is among the founding members of GeoNet.MRN, a cluster network comprising enterprises, research institutions and administrations of the Rhine-Neckar region. The common goal of GeoNet.MRN is: linking actors, promoting information exchange, improving the usability and accessibility of geoinformation and improving the common understanding for the significance of geoinformation in a digital society.    

Aims of LernortLabor, the German federal association of School Labs, are developement and dissemination of an innovative teaching and learning culture in School Labs. LernortLabor serves in education and promotion of young researchers as interface between School Labs, politics, economy and science. Both competence centers "GIS-Station" and "Geco-Lab" are members of LernortLabor.




Holding the “UNESCO Chair on World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve Observation and Education“, the rgeo team is member of the Copernicus Academy as established by the European Commission. The Copernicus Academy is an international network of institutions in education and research pursuing activities in training & education related to the Earth Observation program Copernicus.




The KLiVO Portal (Climate Prepardness Portal) collects data and information concerning climate change as well as services for a target-oriented adaption to the effects of climate change. Regardless of whether guidelines, web tools, maps or upskilling qualification and advice – all of the Climate Preparedness Services aim to support users in face of the inevitable effects of climate change. The rgeo team supports the KLIVo Portal as a member of the network „KlimAdapt“ – the interface between providers and users of climate prepardness services.




The Center for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a central institution of the Heidelberg University of Education. It builds a university-wide research cooperation between the departments and institutes with the aim to link and pool ESD expertise across the campus. The main objective is to encourage the necessary transition in ways of thinking and acting for a sustainable development.




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