Dr. Birgit Heim

Research Scientist

Birgit Heim
Division Polar Terrestrial Environmental Systems
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Email Birgit Heim
Phone +49 331 58174 5633
Fax +49 331 58174 2122
Address Alfred Wegener Institute

Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam
(Building A43 | Room 212)

Publications and more

Publications, Presentations and Reports: EPIC repository
Data: PANGAEA repository
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Helmholtz Regional Climate Initiative REKLIM;

Topic Leader 'High Northern Latitudes';

REKLIM Information System


Helmholtz Alliance Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics. WP Permafrost (2013-2018)


ESA CCI Permafrost (2018-2021)

ESA DUE GlobPermafrost (2015-2018)

ESA DUE Permafrost (2009-2012)


BMWi/EnMAP hy-ARK-VEG-I (2010-2013), hy-ARK-VEG-II (2015-2018), hyperspektrale Methodenentwicklung für Arktische Vegetationsbiome, wissenschaftliche EnMAP-Missionsvorbereitung;


'OCoc- from Ocean Colour to Organic Carbon', Optical Remote Sensing Study on Arctic coastal waters, DFG Project HE 4575/2-1, IPY EoI 1176;

Research interests

Optical Remote Sensing: Spectral characteristics of Arctic periglacial landscapes, Arctic coastal and inland waters;


Multi-scale working:

laboratory - field work - mesoscale raster data on interdisciplinary level (geology, limnology, hydrology, land cover);


Regional evaluation of Remote Sensing products using ground data and expert knowledge: are the already available terrestrial products reliable for the high latitudes?


Adaption of Remote Sensing products into modelling (permafrost, land surface, limnology and climate).