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Christoph Schröder

GIS specialist and project manager

Christoph Schröder

GIS specialist and project manager


christoph.schroder@uma.es

+34 951 952 906



Based on my MSc in Geography (University of Bonn) I have developed expertise in Geographic Information Systems and land use/cover change analysis from local to global scale with particular interest in the Mediterranean. Over the last few years, I have developed a strong involvement in science-policy interfaces on the European level, trying to find smart ways to solve important environmental issues relevant to policy-makers.

The main focus of my activities at ETC-UMA is on data integration and thematic assessment on European scale for a wide range of topics from sustainable tourism to nutrient inputs on agro-ecosystems. This data-driven work is supporting the European Environment Agency in their policy monitoring and formulation. I have also applied my GIS expertise on a variety of projects dealing with terrestrial and marine ecosystems (Med-IAMER) and territorial development (ESPON ESaTDOR). In recent year, I have gained a profound expertise in the assessment of user requirements for Earth Observation products, particularly addressing habitat and wetland monitoring.

Since 2014, I am local contact point for the Erasmus Mundus project gSmart, facilitating the selection and support to students and researchers from Central Asian partner universities.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with me via e-mail or LinkedIn.

Related projects

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Journal Articles

Copernicus Knowledge and innovation hubs

Riedler, B.; Lang, S.; Zeil, P.; Miguel-Lago, M.; Schröder, C.; Politi-Stergiou, N.; Kerschbaumer, M.; Tramutoli, V.; Tzouvaras, M.

Copernicus Knowledge and innovation hubs Journal Article

In: The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, vol. XLIII-B5-2020, pp. 35-42, 2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geotechnology

Land use and land cover mapping in wetlands one step closer to the ground: Sentinel-2 versus Landsat 8

Sánchez-Espinosa, A.; Schröder, C.

Land use and land cover mapping in wetlands one step closer to the ground: Sentinel-2 versus Landsat 8 Journal Article

In: Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 247, pp. 484-498, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geotechnology, Land and soil, SWOS, Wetlands

Wetland extent tools for SDG 6.6.1 reporting from the Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS)

Weise, K.; Höfer, R.; Franke, J.; Guelmami, A.; Simonson, W.; Muro, J.; O'Connor, B.; Strauch, A.; Flink, S.; Eberle, J.; Mino, E.; Thulin, S.; Philipson, P.; van Valkengoed, E.; Truckenbrodt, J.; Zander, F.; Sánchez-Espinosa, A.; Schröder, C.; Thinfeld, F.; Fitoka, E.; Scott, E.; Ling, M.; Schwarz, M.; Kunz, I.; Thürmer, G.; Plasmeijer, A.; Hilarides, L.

Wetland extent tools for SDG 6.6.1 reporting from the Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) Journal Article

In: Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 247, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate Change, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, SWOS, Wetlands

Bridging the research-management gap in environmental conservation: A case study from Andalusia, southern Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D.; Abdul-Malak, D.; Schröder, C.; McGlade, K.; Pascual, D.

Bridging the research-management gap in environmental conservation: A case study from Andalusia, southern Spain Journal Article

In: SDRP Journal of Earth Sciences & Environmental Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 579-588, 2019, ISBN: 2472-6397 .

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Assessing soil biodiversity potentials in Europe

Aksoy, E.; Louwagie, G.; Gardi, C.; Gregor, M.; Schröder, C.; Löhnertz, M.

Assessing soil biodiversity potentials in Europe Journal Article

In: Science of The Total Environment, vol. 589, pp. 236-249, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Land and soil, Soil functions

Assessing and analysing the impact of land take pressures on arable land

Aksoy, E.; Gregor, M.; Schröder, C.; Löhnertz, M.; Louwagie, G.

Assessing and analysing the impact of land take pressures on arable land Journal Article

In: Solid Earth, no. 8, pp. 683-695, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Land and soil, Pressures

Cumulative pressures and low protection: a concerning blend for Mediterranean MPAs

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D.; Sánchez-Espinosa, A.; Schröder, C.; Abdul-Malak, D.; Rodríguez, J.

Cumulative pressures and low protection: a concerning blend for Mediterranean MPAs Journal Article

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 101, pp. 288-295, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate Change, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures

Proceedings

Utility assessment in using optical and radar data to monitor surface water dynamic in wetland ecosystems, Fuente de Piedra, Spain (UMA)

Merkohasanaj, M.; Sánchez-Espinosa, A.; Abdul-Malak, D.; Schroder, C.; Truckenbrodt, J.; Marín, A. I.

Utility assessment in using optical and radar data to monitor surface water dynamic in wetland ecosystems, Fuente de Piedra, Spain (UMA) Proceeding

Simposio del Agua en Andalucía (SIAGA), Huelva, 24 a 27 de octubre, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Ecosystem services, Geotechnology, Groundwater, SWOS, Wetlands

Technical Reports

SoED 2020 : State of Environment and Development in Mediterranean

UNEP-MAP,; Plan-Bleu,; Abdul-Malak, D.; Marín, A. I.; Schröder, C.; Sánchez-Espinosa, A.

SoED 2020 : State of Environment and Development in Mediterranean Technical Report

2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures, Protected areas

Enhanced wetland monitoring, assessment and indicators to support European and global environmental policy

Abdul-Malak, D.; Schröder, C.; Guitart, C.; Sánchez-Espinosa, A.; Fitoka, E.; Hatziiordanou, L.; Mino, E.; Flink, S.; Silver, E.; Strauch, A.; Ling, M.; Brown, C.; Simonson, W.; Scott, E.; Plasmeijer, A.; Thulin, S.; Philipson, P.; Weise, K.; Höfer, R.; Franke, J.; Guelmami, A.

Enhanced wetland monitoring, assessment and indicators to support European and global environmental policy Technical Report

2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Ecosystem, Geotechnology, SWOS, Wetlands

Towards 2020: how Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea

Gomei, M.; Abdulla, A.; Schröder, C.; Yadav, S.; Sánchez-Espinosa, A.; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D.; Abdul-Malak, D.

Towards 2020: how Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea Technical Report

2019.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures, Protected areas

ETC/ULS Report 02/2018: Integrated accounting of land cover changes and soil functions

Gregor, M.; Löhnertz, M.; Schröder, C.; Aksoy, E.; Prokop, G.; Louwagie, G.

ETC/ULS Report 02/2018: Integrated accounting of land cover changes and soil functions Technical Report

European Topic Centre on Urban Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Land and soil, Soil functions

ETC/ULS Report 01/2018: Tourism and the Environment - towards a reporting mechanism in Europe

Giulietti, S.; Romagosa, F.; Esteve, J. Fons; Schröder, C.

ETC/ULS Report 01/2018: Tourism and the Environment - towards a reporting mechanism in Europe Technical Report

European Topic Centre on Urban Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Tourism

Presentations

Determination of wetland ecosystem boundaries and validation of habitat classifications using remote sensing: Fuente de Piedra (Spain).

Sánchez-Espinosa, A.; Abdul-Malak, D.; Schröder, C.; Martínez-Murillo, J. F.

Determination of wetland ecosystem boundaries and validation of habitat classifications using remote sensing: Fuente de Piedra (Spain). Presentation

01.01.2016.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Ecosystem, Geotechnology, Land and soil, SWOS, Wetlands

Póster proyecto SWOS. Simposio del Agua de Andalucía 2015 (SIAGA)

Schröder, C.; Abdul-Malak, D.; Sánchez-Espinosa, A.; Andreo, B.

Póster proyecto SWOS. Simposio del Agua de Andalucía 2015 (SIAGA) Presentation

01.11.2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: SWOS

ETC-UMA issues new report on the impacts of litter on Mediterranean marine species

ETC-UMA issues new report on the impacts of litter on Mediterranean marine species

On the occasion of the workshop organized by IUCN and Région Sud in collaboration with its CPMR partner, the ETC-UMA Director, Dania Abdul Malak is presenting today 1 April 2022 a highlight on the wide range of actions required to ...
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Mediterranean wetlands – their current state and ways to improve their conservation

Mediterranean wetlands – their current state and ways to improve their conservation

The recent report entitled “Mapping and assessment of the state of wetland ecosystems: a Mediterranean perspective” led by ETC-UMA, in the frame of the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community initiative co-funded by the EU Interreg Mediterranean programme, is the result of ...
El nuevo Instituto Universitario Hábitat, Territorio y Digitalización de Málaga (iHTD) abre sus puertas al Liceo Francés Internacional

El nuevo Instituto Universitario Hábitat, Territorio y Digitalización de Málaga (iHTD) abre sus puertas al Liceo Francés Internacional

Hoy martes 28 de junio de 9:30 a 13:00 hrs un equipo del recién creado iHTD formado por el  European Topic Centre on Spatial Analysis and Synthesis (ETC-UMA), el Laboratorio de Geomorfología y Suelos, y el grupo de investigación Hábitat, ...
A new cooperation era for Mediterranean forests supported by technology

A new cooperation era for Mediterranean forests supported by technology

More than 120 Mediterranean representatives are participating in the thematic session on  “The use of new technologies and open data to better support restoration and sustainable management of forests” on Monday 21 March 2022 – 11:00am – 12:30pm (GMT+3) in ...
ETC-UMA renews collaboration with Interreg Volunteer Youth

ETC-UMA renews collaboration with Interreg Volunteer Youth

ETC-UMA has launched a new call to host two volunteers in Malaga for 6 months through the EU Interreg Volunteer Youth programme: 1. One enthusiastic volunteer will support the EU ENI CBC MED funded project “ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean ...
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