Research Group Geophysics and Remote Sensing (GRS)

Advancing Earth & Space Understanding through GRS

The GRS research group focuses on using cutting-edge technologies to investigate the Earth’s structure, dynamics, and processes, both on the surface and in space. Our interdisciplinary team of researchers strives to advance the understanding of the planet and its surrounding environment through innovative methods and collaborations with other scientific fields.

Exploring Earth & Beyond: GRS

Geophysics & Remote Sensing: Imaging Earth & Space

GRS is a research group dedicated to studying environmental changes and their impact on the Earth’s systems, including human and natural factors. Our group employs geophysics and remote sensing techniques, including those from space-based platforms, to obtain accurate and reliable geodetic measurements of these changes. We develop innovative remote sensing applications and advanced methodologies to facilitate this research. Our ultimate objective is to contribute to the field of environmental science and promote sustainable practices for a better future. By combining cutting-edge technology and expertise in the field, our group is well-positioned to make significant contributions to understanding environmental changes and addressing the challenges of our time.

Some of our projects

GRS has developed a patented differential free-fall gradiometer for scientific metrology and advanced high-accuracy GNSS techniques. We also interpret time-variable gravity from space and improve the modeling of environmental effects on geodetic observations. GRS uses spaceborne GNSS-R for soil moisture and inundation mapping, and grazing angle GNSS-R for altimetry. Additionally, we employ precise orbit determination techniques using GNSS. Our projects have implications for climate change, natural hazards, and ecosystem management.

  • Start date

    01/01/2021

  • Duration in months

    48

  • Funding

    FNR

  • Project Team

    Raquel Navarro Buendía; Sajad Tabibi; Olivier Francis

  • Partners

    Spine Global

  • Start date

    01/01/2022

  • Duration in months

    48

  • Funding

    FNR

  • Project Team

    Parisa Shafiei; Sajad Tabibi; Olivier Francis

  • Start date

    01/02/2023

  • Duration in months

    24

  • Funding

    UL

  • Project Team

    Paulo de Tarso Setti Junior; Sajad Tabibi; Olivier Francis

  • Start date

    01/11/2022

  • Duration in months

    36

  • Funding

    FNR

  • Project Team

    Majid Abbaszadeh; Tonie van Dam; Sajad Tabibi

  • Partners

    University of Bonn; Goethe University Frankfurt; GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam; HafenCity University Hamburg; Technical University of Munich; University of Stuttgart ; DLR German Aerospace Center Oberpfaffenhofen;

  • Start date

    01/03/2024

  • Duration in months

    48

  • Funding

    EU HORIZON Unit Grant

  • Project Team

    Sajad Tabibi; Olivier Francis

  • Partners

    Université catholique de Louvain; Delft University of Technology; University of Cambridge; Spanish National Research Council; École nationale supérieure de l’aéronautique et de l’espace; Syntony; PolyChord; Hydroscan NV