The 12th Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop will be held at the University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee. Founded in 1991, the University of Potsdam has grown to more than 20 000 students and stretches over three campuses. At campus Griebitzsee, the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, the Law Faculty and Faculty of Digital Engineering are located. There are close co-operations between the University and the numerous research institutes in Potsdam.
Among them, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is Germany’s national research centre for Earth Sciences, located at the “Telegraph hill” (Telegrafenberg) in Potsdam. The name derives from an optical telegraph that was built in 1832 on the top of the hill as part of the Prussian telegraph system between Berlin and Koblenz. Several observatories were built on the hill in the 19th century. Today it is home to a number of institutions, among them the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. The pre-workshop tutorials and demonstrations will be organised at the premises of the GFZ at Telegrafenberg.