assistant, BSc of Geodesy

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Research interests

Urša Kanjir graduated in the field of object-based applications in optical remote sensing in 2009 at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, the University of Ljubljana, and is finishing a PhD in remote sensing at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Environmental protection. Since 2009 she has been employed by the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) and from 2017-2018 she was also fully and now partly employed at the Slovenian Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences and Technologies (SPACE-SI). Her current research focuses on the use of time series data (for the detection of agricultural land use anomalies, land use change through time, invasive species and drought detection), but has been also working on detection of dwellings in dense urban areas or informal settlements and small vessel detection from different optical VHR/HR optical sensors. Latter, with relation to irregular migrations on the sea, is also main topic of her doctoral thesis. She was active in the international organization ISPRS Student Consortium since 2008 - 2016, and in 2013 she successfuly completed the ISU (International Space University) program SHS-SP.

Selected publications
  • KANJIR, Urška. Detecting migrant vessels in the Mediterranean Sea: using Sentinel-2 images to aid humanitarian actions. Acta astronautica, ISSN 0094-5765, Feb. 2019, vol. 155, pp. 45-50, ilustr., doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.11.012. [COBISS.SI-ID 43935277]
  • KANJIR, Urška, GREIDANUS, Harm, OŠTIR, Krištof. Vessel detection and classification from spaceborne optical images: a literature survey. Remote sensing of environment, ISSN 0034-4257. 2018, vol. 207, pp. 1-26, ilustr., doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.12.033. [COBISS.SI-ID 42568493]
  • GREGORIČ BON, Nataša, JOSIPOVIČ, Damir, KANJIR, Urška. Linking geomorphological and demographic movements: the case of Southern Albania. Applied geography, ISSN 0143-6228. Nov. 2018, vol. 100, pp. 55-67, ilustr., doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.09.002. [COBISS.SI-ID 43651117]
  • KANJIR, Urška, ĐURIĆ, Nataša, VELJANOVSKI, Tatjana. Sentinel-2 based temporal detection of agricultural land use anomalies in support of common agricultural policy monitoring. ISPRS international journal of geo-information, ISSN 2220-9964, 13. Oct. 2018, vol. 7, iss. 10, pp. 1-24, ilustr., doi: 10.3390/ijgi7100405. [COBISS.SI-ID 43706157]
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Curriculum Vitae

BSc of Geodesy, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 2009

Research areas

Geodesy P515 • Remote sensing T181 


remote sensing • object-based image analysis • segmentation • change detection • environment protection