Prof. dr. ir. Frieke Van Coillie

ContactFrieke Van Coillie

REMOSA - Remote Sensing | Spatial Analysis lab
Department of Environment
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent
Room A2.026
+32 9 264 61 08


Since October 2019, Frieke Van Coillie leads the lab. Frieke has a teaching assignment in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. Her main research interests lie at the interface between remote sensing, forestry and geo-informatics.

She worked on several research projects developing advanced image processing techniques (both pixel- and object-based) addressing mapping and inventory issues at local and regional scales. From 2006 onwards, her research is closely linked with the OBIA approach. Having co-organised the 2010 edition of the bi-annual international conference on Object-Based Image Analysis in Ghent, Belgium, Frieke is an active member of the OBIA research community.

Frieke initiates and manages several multidisciplinary projects dealing with fundamental remote sensing and GIS research as well as capacity building issues. She supports multidisciplinary collaboration and achieved cooperation with very diverse disciplines among which human/veterinary parasitology and experimental psychology. She is acquainted with project coordination and partnership management both at national and international level. Next to her fund raising activities, she is an experienced supervisor and coach of several students both at Msc and PhD level. Frieke is associate editor of the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.

Research Interests

  • RS-based forest cover and disturbance mapping
  • RS-based vegetation trait retrieval
  • RS-based time-series and trend analyses
  • Multi-scale / multi sensor / multi-modal data fusion