Geodetic Institute (GIK)

Poster Session: GRACE-applications

Lived research-oriented teaching in the MSc courses "Geodesy and Geoinformatics" and "Remote Sensing and Geoinformatic".

In a joint final event, nine students from the course of studies "Geodesy and Geoinformatics" and another six students from the course of studies "Remote Sensing and Geoinformatic" created a poster session. In addition to lectures and workshops, "poster sessions" at scientific conferences represent an important competence in the "presentation and defence of research results", which is why this instrument of knowledge transfer is trained at the KIT Geodetic Institute as part of the MSc course.

In the lecture part of the course, the basic knowledge of the students on the topic complexes of gravity field representation and missions was refreshed and expanded. In the third week of lectures, the students were assigned to one of four "research groups" via ILIAS. Each group had the goal to work out a current topic from given scientific publications dealing with the application of time-varying gravity field solutions of the GRACE satellite mission and to present it expertly in the form of a poster. The fields of application deal with the detection of seismically induced deformations, hydrological catchment areas, the monitoring of large lakes such as Lake Victoria and applications from the field of Global Change. In preparation for the poster session, individual meetings were held with Lisa Dalheimer and Kurt Seitz, the tutors of the course. Scientific questions were discussed and discussed, but also general information on the scientific presentation form of posters was provided.

In the final poster session on 28.11.2019 each group presented their own poster in 15 minutes. Afterwards all those present had the opportunity to look at the posters and to discuss them with the student "experts".

At the end of the event, the "Best Poster Award" was presented.

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