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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-02-01 - 2018-07-31

Combined analysis of Proba-V 100m and MODIS NDVI products for near-real-time detection of “disturbances” in natural vegetation and forests across Europe In the last years, a strong interest has been devoted to the development of robust methodologies for multi-temporal information extraction and analysis (Bovolo & Bruzzone, 2015). The main reasons are: i) the increased number of satellites with higher revisit period that allow the acquisition of frequent images, ii) the new policy for data distribution of archive data that makes a retrospective data analysis on large scale possible, and iii) new policies for the (free and open) distribution of satellite data
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-09-01 - 2019-08-31

Wood is also today one of the most important raw materials and materials. The processing of wood, however, has changed considerably - from farm or manual processing to ultra-modern industrial products. The knowledge about wood selection, storage, processing etc. has traditionally been passed on from generation to generation. Only in exceptional cases are there written records. Only in the 14th century did special crafts develop. But here, too, the oral tradition of knowledge prevailed. The existing publications often do not provide the necessary details to understand the progress of the work or to understand why a specific type of wood has been used for this purpose. The goal of the project is a complete documentation of selected woodworking techniques. This requires new concepts of rotation, which are developed jointly according to a strongly participatory approach of pupils and scientists. For example, end cameras, 360 ° video and VR content can be used to follow the work steps optimally. Each concept is discussed in advance with the artisans and the scientists (wood research, folklore, media technology). It has to be known before the film recordings, what the "key places" are and how to document them best. Crafted artisans will be able to imitate these techniques by means of the films. On the one hand, detailed video documentation is to be developed and, on the other hand, a modern dissemination is carried out in order to inspire people for the craft. These films must therefore be available online, be mobile and adaptable for young people. Only in this way is it possible to motivate young people for crafts in general and to enable low-threshold access. The students make an essential active contribution to the production and presentation.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-01-01 - 2020-12-31

Fracture of materials is problematic across many disciplines and scales, from large building collapses and costly preventative engineering fixes to the personal injuries caused by bone fracture. 80–90% of all structural failures occur as a result of fatigue and thus fracture mechanisms. Extensive testing of materials for fracture parameters before use in specific applications can be costly, wasteful and prohibitive when creating large structures. Computer models can be used to assess the probability and impact of fracture for a specific application and material, thus serving as a prediction tool. However, the models used are not accurate and reliable across multiple scales and across varying applications. Fracture across Scales and Materials, Processes and Disciplines (FRAMED) aims to develop a predictive modeling framework for fracture which will be applicable across multiple scales and materials, and across multiple disciplines and processes; the target audience for applications are designers in the engineering field. FRAMED will utilise the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA-RISE) scheme to create a multi-disciplinary consortium consisting of engineers, chemists, material scientists, physicists and applied mathematicians to create accurate and robust fracture models that can be used across a variety of scales, materials, processes and disciplines. We will enhance the research and development work to be undertaken, providing a solid foundation for long term international and inter-sectoral collaboration. High quality research and development work will be carried out via international and intersectoral secondments, facilitating the creation of professional networks and knowledge transfer.

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