Hannah Augustin

Email: hannah.augustin(at)stud.sbg.ac.at  Phone: +43 662 8044 7574

PhD-thesis: interests are in big Earth data, free and open Earth Observation data


Hannah Augustin is a Geographer with an interest in the ways Geoinformatics and remotely-sensed data can contribute to humanitarian initiatives, and support social and environmental justice. In 2018 she completed her masters studies in Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg. Her thesis focused on developing a workflow integrating Sentinel-2 optical satellite data, automated semantic enrichment and data cube technologies enabling ad hoc semantic queries to support environmental monitoring along the north-western border of Syria. The implementation is still running, updated daily and encompasses well over 800 images (and growing). Her bachelors studies in arts and sciences were conducted at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, majoring in Physical Geography and German Language and Literature with a minor in International Development Studies (IDS).

At the beginning of her PhD research, Hannah is still exploring possible thesis topics. Her interests are in: big Earth data; free and open Earth Observation data; reproducible workflows and research; applications of data cube technologies to support humanitarian initiatives and monitoring sustainable development goals; and, how to better take into consideration and represent various manifestations of heterogeneity (e.g. spatio-temporal distribution or coverage, in quality...) and uncertainty in big Earth data, their archives, analysis, visualisation and interpretation.