Professor for Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg, Dr. Thomas Blaschke visits our institute and presents a lecture on “Object-Based Image Analysis: integrating GIS and remote sensing for environmental studies”. He is the mentor of the Remote Sensing group of the institute. Dr. Blaschke is also a Co-Director, Department of Geoinformatics, Director of Doctoral College GIScience, vice-president of the Society for Geoinformatics, GeoIT & Navigation and a member of the Advisory Committee for Earth Observation of the European Space Agency.