Carolin Helbig Photo: Burkhard Peter

Carolin Helbig


Working Group "Urban Climate and Personal Exposure"
Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel.: +49 341 235 - 1032

Research Interests

  • Scientific 3D visualization and analysis of multifaceted environmental data
  • Mobile measurement of environmental data with wearables / sensors
  • Data management

Visualization centre of the UFZ Visualization centre of the UFZ (Photo: Karsten Rink)


  • UmweltTracker (personal exposure and perception of environmental pollution)
  • GeomInt (Geomechanical integrity of host and barrier rocks - experiment, modeling and analysis of discontinuities)
  • Urban Catchments (Managing Water Resources for Urban Catchments)
  • ESKP (Earth System Knowledge Platform)



  • Becker, A.M., Marquart, H., Masson, T., Helbig, C., Schlink, U. (2021): Impacts of Personalized Sensor Feedback Regarding Exposure to Environmental Stressors. Curr Pollution Rep 7, 579–593 (2021).
  • Helbig, C., Ueberham, M., Becker, A.M., Marquart, H., Schlink, U. (2021): "Wearable Sensors for Human Environmental Exposure in Urban Settings". In Current Pollution Reports.
  • Kolditz, O., Fischer, T., Frühwirth, T., Görke, U.-J., Helbig, C. et al. (2021) “GeomInt - Geomechanical integrity of host and barrier rocks - experiment, modeling and analysis of discontinuities”. In: preparation for the Geo:N Topical Collection in Environmental Earth Sciences (accepted)


  • Helbig, C., Görke, U.-J., et al. (2020): “Data Management”. In: GeomInt - Geomechanical integrity of host and barrier rocks - experiment, modeling and analysis of discontinuities. Ed. by O. Kolditz, U.-J. Görke, H. Konietzky, J. Maßmann, M. Nest, H. Steeb, F. Wuttke, and T. Nagel. Vol. 4. Heidelberg: Springer, 2020, pp. 271–281. Link


  • Koch, F., Schlink, U., Bilke, L., Helbig, C., (2019): How to reconcile the ecosystem service of regulating the microclimate with urban planning projects on brownfields? The case study Bayerischer Bahnhof in Leipzig, Germany In: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R., Baessler, C., (eds.) Atlas of ecosystem services: drivers, risks, and societal responses Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 147 - 156


  • Karsten Rink, Lars Bilke, Carolin Helbig (2018): Data Integration and Visualisation; In: O. Kolditz, H. Shao, and U.-J. Görke, W. Wang and S. Bauer, (eds.), Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Fractured Porous Media: Modelling and Benchmarking. Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, 298-302, in print.


  • Carolin Helbig, Doris Dransch, Michael Böttinger, Colin Devey, Antonie Haas, Mario Hlawitschka, Claudia Kuenzer, Karsten Rink, Christian Schäfer-Neth, Gerik Scheuermann, Tom Kwasnitschka, Andrea Unger. Challenges and strategies for the visual exploration of complex environmental data. International Journal of Digital Earth. (DOI:10.1080/17538947.2017.1327618) Link
  • Florian Koch, Lars Bilke, Carolin Helbig, Uwe Schlink. Compact or cool? The impact of brownfield redevelopment on inner-city micro climate, Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 38, April 2018, Pages 31-41, ISSN 2210-6707,


  • Carolin Helbig, Lars Bilke, Hans-Stefan Bauer, Michael Böttinger, Olaf Kolditz. MEVA - An interactive visualization application for validation of multifaceted meteorological data with multiple 3D devices. PLoS ONE10(4): e0123811. (DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0123811) Download
  • Carolin Helbig, Lars Bilke (2015): Scientific Visualization and Virtual Reality; In: Kolditz, O., Shao, H., Wang, W., Bauer, S., (eds.), Thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical processes in fractured porous media: Modelling and benchmarking. Closed-form solutions, Terrestrial Environmental Sciences, Springer, p. 301 - 305 Link
  • Uwe Schlink, Florian Koch, Carolin Helbig, Lars Bilke, (2015): Visualisierung des Stadtklimas, Leipzigs Wandel im Spiegel der Stadtforschung am UFZ, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, S. 10 - 11 Download
  • Carolin Helbig (2015): Concept and Workflow for 3D Visualization of Multifaceted Meteorological Data. Dissertation. Download


  • Carolin Helbig, Karsten Rink, Hans-Stefan Bauer, Volker Wulfmeyer, Michael Frank, Olaf Kolditz: Concept and workflow for 3D visualization of atmospheric data in a virtual reality environment for analytical approaches, Environmental Earth Sciences, 2014. (DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3136-6) Download
  • Lars Bilke, Thomas Fischer, Carolin Helbig, Charlotte Krawczyk, Thomas Nagel, Dmitri Naumov, Sebastian Paulick, et al. TESSIN VISLab - Laboratory for Scientific Visualization. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2014. (10.1007/s12665-014-3785-5) Download


  • Carolin Helbig, Karsten Rink, Hans-Stefan Bauer, Volker Wulfmeyer, Michael Frank, Olaf Kolditz: 3D visualization of atmospheric data for analytical approaches. EuroVis Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, 2013. (DOI: 10.2312/PE.EnvirVis.EnvirVis13.019-023) Download


  • Carolin Helbig, Karsten Rink, Andreas Marx, Jörg Priess, Michael Frank, Olaf Kolditz: Visual integration of diverse environmental data : A case study in Central Germany. In R. Seppelt, A. A. Voinov, S. Lange, & D. Bankamp (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software - Managing Resources of a Limited Planet: Pathways and Visions under Uncertainty (pp. 2350-2357). Leipzig, Germany: International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs). ISBN: 978-88-9035-742-8. Download

Urban Visualization



  • Neuer Blick auf komplexe Umweltdaten (Wissensplattform „Erde und Umwelt“
    Earth System Knowledge Platform - ESKP) Link


  • UFZ Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin: Die Augen der Wissenschaft (UFZ junior scientist: The eyes of science) in the UFZ-Newsletter of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Link
  • Für das Leben in einer sauberen Umwelt: Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung Leipzig (For the life in a clean environment) in the photo book 25 Jahre Freiheit und Einheit of the Federal Press Office of the Federal Goverment of Germany Link


  • Forschung (be)greifbar machen (Making research tangible and understandable) in the best practise borchure ÖKO? LOGISCH! SACHSEN FORSCHT NACHHALTIG of the Ministry of State of Science and Arts of the Free State of Saxony (SMWK) and the European Social Fund (ESF) Link
  • HTWK Nachwuchswissenschaftler: In komplexen Datenwolken (HTWK junior scientist: In complex data clouds) in the research newsletter EINBLICKE (with a focus on developing information) of the University of applied Sciences (HTWK) Leipzig Link


  • 2004-2007 - Bachelor of Science: Media Informatics, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • 2007-2010 - Master of Science: Media Informatics, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • 2011-2015 - PhD student: Environmental Informatics, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

ESF The doctoral scholarship was funded by the European Union and the federal state of Saxony by the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the project "Knowledge and know-how transfer".