Projects

Projects, that I have developed, got funded and am or was involved in

  • 2016 – 2017: openSea    
    We create Open Data on water quality and produce interactive products based on Open Data from marine science through public hackathons and high school events.
    Funded via prize money from the German University Challenge 2016/2017
  • 2016 – 2019: SenseBox Photonik and OpenSenseMap: Citizen Science for Photonic Sensor Data     
    Funded by the German Ministery of Education and Research in the Open Photonik funding scheme
  • 2015 – 2018: Herders coping with hazards in Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia: A new research approach based on GPS-tracking
    Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation
  • 2015: SenseBox Photonik     
    Funded within the Make Light Initiative of the German Ministery of Education and Research
  • 2014 – 2017: ENABLE – EducatioNal Advacement of computer and spatial Literacy in Europe
    Together with Universidad Jaume I (Spain) and Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal) we develop mobile Apps for computer and spatial Literacy, together with teacher education concepts.
    Funded as a strategic partnership in the EU-ERASMUS+ Framework
  • 2014: SWAG – Städte Werden smArt Gemacht    
    We develop local Smart City Projects with high schools, using internet (of things) technologies, sensors and mobile apps.
    Funded via prize money from the German University Challenge 2014
  • 2013 – 2014: SenseBox     
    DIY Citizen Science kit to create measurement tools for environmental phenomena. Single SenseBoxes for citizens and a big box for schools for learning to code.
    Funded through the Sparkasse Münsterland Ost and City of Münster (education department)
  • 2013 – 2014: BÄM – Bunter Älter Mobiler    
    High school students develop mobile (geo-)apps for elderly people. The learn to code, perform usability tests and communicate their results.
    Funded via prize money from the German University Challenge 2013 and  Sparkasse Münsterland Ost
  • 2012 – 2014: WebGIS Westfalen  
    User centered web-based GIS with socio-demographic data about Westphalia. Developed with several usability studies with high school students and teachers.
    Funded through the Geographic Commission of the Landschaftsverband Westfalen Lippe (LWL)
  • 2013: Linked Europa Browser   
    NASA World Wind application to visualize linked data in relation to natural disasters in Europe.
    Non-funded project by my BSc and MSc Geoinformatics students , I was mentoring.
  • 2013: Lab2Venture
    High School students work on scientific projects in form of a virtual start-up. In cooperation with Esri Germany and 52°north. Project at MExLab ExperiMINTe.
    Funded through the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.
  • 2012-2013: Dreieck der Nachhaltigkeit   
    Development of an exhibit to communicate scientific results about the Amazon deforestation through gestural interaction with linked data.
    Funded via prize money from „Science Interactive“ Competition by Wissenschaft im Dialog. Funding for a 2nd Exhibit in Brasil through the Federal Ministry for Education and Research 
  • 2012 – 2013: Geospatial Learning  
    Development of Ori-Gami (Orientation Gaming), a gamified mobile app for spatial learning of orientation, map reading and wayfinding.
    Funded through Esri Inc.
  • 2012: WWU CampusPlan-App    
    Development of a Campus App for the University of Münster, based on linked data from LODUM and a first prototype by a high school student.
    WWU-internal funded project in cooperation with the press office. 
  • 2011: GI@School Brasil
    Organization of a Workshop for Brazilian researchers and teachers to transfer the concepts behind the GI@School Lab to Brasil.
    Funded through the Federal Ministry for Education and Research
  • 2010 – 2011: Geospatial Learning @ Primary School   
    Development of geospatial learning applications, i.e. minimal GIS or geocaching tools for the XO-Laptop from OLPC. Evaluation in Germany, Rwanda and Brasil.
    Funded through Esri Inc.
  • 2010: AFO-MultiTouch-Table
    Development of a FTIR-Multi-Touch Table for the WWU Science Transfer Department (AFO) as an Exhibit in the Expedition Münsterland project.
    WWU-internal funded project. 
  • 2009: Geoinformatik mit Hand, Fuß und Köpfchen
    Organization of high school projects with a mobile FTIR-Multi Touch Table, Wii-Balance Board controlled Google Earth and Geocaching.
    Funded via prize money from the German University Challenge 2009. Additional funding through the German Embassy in Delhi, to perform the project in five Indian schools.