Toni Schmidt

PhD Student

Department Remote Sensing

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Toni Schmidt

Research Interests

  • Remote sensing of soil moisture
  • Synergy between remote sensing and cosmic ray neutron sensing (CRNS) for large-scale root zone soil moisture estimation
  • Application of ML/AI for soil moisture analysis and reliable drought mapping

Current Projects

  • MoDEV (towards novel Model-Data fusion for understanding Environmental Variability in space and time from high-resolution remote sensing)

Academic Background

2021 -

PhD Student, Department Remote Sensing, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

2020 - 2021

Student Assistant, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam, German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ

2018 - 2021

M.Sc. Remote Sensing, Geoinformation and Visualization, University of Potsdam

2016 - 2020

Student Assistant, Permafrost Research, Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam

2016 - 2017

Student Assistant, Sedimentology, University of Potsdam

2013 - 2017

B.Sc. Geoscience, University of Potsdam


Schmidt, T., Kuester, T., Smith, T., and Bochow, M.: Potential of Optical Spaceborne Sensors for the Differentiation of Plastics in the Environment, Remote Sens., 15(8), 2023, doi:10.3390/rs15082020.

Bonne, J.-L., Meyer, H., Behrens, M., Boike, J., Kipfstuhl, S., Rabe, B., Schmidt, T., Schönicke, L., Steen-Larsen, H. C., and Werner, M.: Moisture origin as a driver of temporal variabilities of the water vapour isotopic composition in the Lena River Delta, Siberia, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10493–10511, 2020, doi:10.5194/acp-20-10493-2020.