P. Groetsch MSc

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PhD Researcher


Philipp Groetsch has been working at the IVM since October 2011 as an external PhD researcher and is employed by WaterInsight, Wageningen. His field of research is water remote sensing. In accordance to his background in Physics he is focusing on algorithm development for pattern recoginition and interpretation. Within his PhD research he is going to stay in Tartu, Estonia for over a year with the focus on fieldwork in the local lakes and the Baltic Sea.


Water remote sensing, pattern recognition, pattern interpretation, bio-optical modelling, optical field measurements

Academic training

2011 – presentPhD researcher at IVM and WaterInsight, Netherlands
2010 – 2011Diploma thesis at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
2008Intership at the Centre of Exchange and Research in Volcanology, Colima, Mexico
2005 – 2011Diploma in Physics (eq. MSc.) at the LMU University in Munich, Germany

Recent projects

Diploma thesis: 'Optimization and Verification of a new Analytical Radiative Transfer Model' at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen