J (Johannes) Reiche PhD

J (Johannes) Reiche PhD

Assistant Professor

Johannes is assistant professor 'radar remote sensingat the Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University. He obtained his PhD (2015) from Wageningen University and his MSc (2011) from University of Jena. His PhD research focussed on combining radar and optical satellite data for tropical forest monitoring.

His research interest is on utilzing radar remote sensing to unravel human activities in and dynamics of forest ecosystems, with a strong focus on multi-sensor methods and near real-time change monitoring. He leads the radar remote sensing group, and teaches radar remote sensing in the Master Geo-Information Science. A list of publications can be found via Google Scholar or ResearchGate.

Research focus

  • Radar remote sensing
  • Near real-time forest change monitoring
  • Multi-sensor methods combining radar and optical time series data
  • Spatial-temporal validation concepts
  • Big Earth Observation challenges

Key projects

  • Mooc4Land: Developing a massive open online course on EO Land Applicatoins (ESA project, 2019 - 2022)
  • RADD: Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation. Operational Sentinel-1 based radar deforestation alerts for Indonesia and Malaysia, including a land-scape initiative with the ten major oil palm producers (WRI-Global Forest Watch project, 2019 - 2021)
  • Big-EO-Analytics: Increasing capacity to combine optical and RADAR Sentinel satellite data for rapid change detection (NWO-STW project, 2018 - 2022)
  • openEO: A Common, Open Source Interface between Earth Observation Data Infrastructures and Front-End Applications (H2020 project, 2017 - 2020)


Involvment in the change monitoring activities:Change monitoring @ WUR