Simon Donike

EMCDE M.Sc. Student




German Aerospace - DLR

During the second internship at the German Aerospace Agency, this time during my masters degree, a forest mapping project was supported in translating a workflow from GEE to Jupyter Notebook and the Python API.

Student Assistant at EO4GEO Project

Student Assistant Job at the EO4GEO Project of the Copernicus Programme, embedded at the University of Salzburg, Austria
Responsible for GitHub hosting and organization as well as the automized scraping and processing of Presentations and Metadata created by project partners


German Development Agency - Republic of Benin

Internship in the Project to promote Agriculture in Benin, Western Africa

Responible for Cartography, translation of a SQL system to a Geospatial Gatabase and giving QGIS and MS Excel wokshops to local partners.


German Aerospace Agency - DLR

Internship at the Earth Observation Center – Team Land Surface Dynamics followed by Research in line with my Thesis:
Using Machine Learning to derive Soil Information from Soil Reflectance Composites (SCMaP) 

2014 - 2018

Previous Experiences

Student Assistant jobs at the Department of Information Technology at the University of Cologne and at a
Spatial Planning Comapny.

About Me

I am interested in everything that is related to Earth Observation, Geospatial Information, and Data Science – mainly focusing on programming methods using AI and ML. Previous experiences in very diverse fields of these domains enabled me have a broad insight in the relevant fields and form a solid foundation of skills and knowledge.




PhD Student

Started as a PhD Student at the Image Processing Laboratory of the University of Valencia, Spain. Embeded in ESA’s OpenSR project. Focusing onDiffusion models for Multitemporal Super-Resolution.


Outstanding Student of the Year Award

Awarded the Outstanding Student of the Year award by ZGIS, funded by ESRIs Innovation Program.


Copernicus Master in Digital Earth - Double Degree Programme, Scholarship Holder

Geoinformatics at University of Salzburg, Austria
Geodata Science at University of Southern Brittany, France

Minor Geoinformation Technology

2 semester Erasmus+ stay at the University of Turku, Finland in order to complete minor degree within Bachelor’s degree.


B.Sc. Geography

Bachelor of Science in Geography at the University of Cologne, Germany with a minor in Geology


Python - (Geo-)Pandas, Rasterio, Shapely, MPL etc. 85%
ML & AI - PyTorch, scikit-learn 75%
GIS - QGIS & ArcGIS 95%
PostGIS, SQL 60%
Linux Server Admin & Git 60%
GDAL 80%
German Language 100%
English Language 95%
French Language 90%