INSTITUTE OF BOTANY, CZECH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Team of the Institute of Botany combines the Departmant of GIS and Remote Sensing and Department of Invasion Ecology, creating an ideal background for the project thanks to broad experience in invasive species ecology and remote sensing methods. Team members are for a long-term involved in both invasive species and detection and monitoring using historical aerial data and satellite imagery. 

Jana Müllerová
Principal investigator, applying GIS and remote sensing methods in vegetation and landscape ecology, and specializing on detection of invasive species. She is working with giant hogweed species for decades.

Tomáš Bartaloš
Works with remote sensing data and UAV data .

Josef Brůna
focusses on GIS and remote sensing applications, specialising in object-oriented image classification.

Michaela Vítková
is engaged in studies of invasive species, their ecological requirements, impact on surrounding vegetation and soil, and possibilities of erradication. In the project, she is responsible for the field data acquisition and involvment of nature protection authorities as potencial users. She is specializing in black locust.

Anna Větvičková
prepares data and material for field survey.

Jan Svoboda
works with GNSS data and image corrections.

INSTITUTE FOR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, BUT BRNO

Institute for Aerospace Engineering deals with education in the field of aeronautics, development and testing of aircrafts and aeronautical technologies. We have a long-term experience with development, generation and operation of both piloted and unmanned aircrafts. Within this project we are responsible for the UAV data acquisition and are developing a new unmanned system optimalized for invasive species detection. Institute for Aerospace Engineering is part of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Brno University of Technology (BUT).

Petr Dvořák
Project investigator for BUT Brno, has over 20 years of experience with unmanned aircraft systems. Apart from development and system integration of UAV he deals with numerical aerodynamics and aerodynamic optimalization.