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Fuhrmann, Thomas: Biography

Scientific career

10/2004 - 03/2010 Academic studies of Geodesy & Geoinformatics at KIT
10/2006 Intermediate diploma
01/2009 

Seminar paper: Investigation of NURBS functions for the modelling of surfaces with the FLIC software package.

Summary (German)

03/2010

Graduate Engineer of Geodesy & Geoinformatics
Diploma thesis: On the potential of GNSS reference sites using PPP analyses of the GNSS Upper Rhine Graben Network GURN.

Summary (German)

04/2010 - today Research assistant at KIT, projects:
04/2010 - 01/2013

Project HE 1433/17-1 funded by German Research Foundation (DFG): Vertical crustal movements in the Upper Rhine Graben area derived from precise levelling and SAR interferometry

01/2012 - 09/2012 Analysis of recent surface movements in Northern Switzerland and South-Western Germany for NAGRA (National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste, Switzerland)
01/2013 - 01/2015 Project HE 1433/17-2 funded by German Research Foundation (DFG): Vertical crustal movements in the Upper Rhine Graben area derived from precise levelling, SAR interferometry and GNSS
01/2015 - 05/2015 Assessment of surface displacements over gas production fields in Northern Germany, part of DGMK project 776 "Reservoir Management and Seismicity".

Stay abroad

08/2008 - 09/2008 Participation at the excavation campaign of the German Archeological Institute (DAI) in Pergamon (Western Turkey)
Main tasks: Creation of a 3D model of the "castle hill" using GPS measurements, Installation of benchmarks, Surveying of archeological objects
03/2009 Responsible for surveying tasks at a rescue excavation at a tumulus in Elaia (ancient harbour of Pergamon)
Tasks: 3D model of the mound, photogrammetric survey of the tumulus layers
08/2009 Renewed participation at the summer excavation campaign of DAI
(Tasks: see above)
06/2014 - 08/2014 Research stay at the Department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, TU Delft, The Netherlands, Cooperation with the Radar Group of Prof.dr.ir. Ramon Hanssen.
Main research topic: Combination of surface displacements measured by SAR-Interferometry, levelling and GNSS

Language skills

  • German (native speaker)
  • English
  • Latin
  • French (DELF level B1) 
  • Spanish (Level A1-A2 of GER)
  • Turkish (Level A1 of GER)
  • Dutch