Toni Schmidt

Toni Schmidt

PhD candidate / Remote Sensing Department (UFZ)

Department Remote Sensing, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

I am a PhD student in the Terrestrial Water Dynamics research group at the Department of Remote Sensing, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and a cohortian of MoDEV (towards novel Model-Data fusion for understanding Environmental Variability in space and time from high-resolution remote sensing). My overall goal is the estimation of high-resolution soil moisture dynamics from the synergy of multi-source data. More specifically, I compare existing soil moisture products, assimilate remote sensing products into land surface models for high-resolution soil moisture estimations, and derive root zone soil moisture from remote sensing products.

For more information on my previous and upcoming projects please visit my personal website.


  • Hydrology
  • Data assimilation
  • Satellite remote sensing (multispectral, microwave)
  • Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensing (CRNS)


  • PhD Student, 2021-present

    UFZ Leipzig/Leipzig University

  • MSc Remote Sensing and Geoinformation, 2018-2021

    University of Potsdam, Germany

  • BSc Geoscience, 2013-2017

    University of Potsdam, Germany

Publications (3)