German Participants

German Aerospace Center - Earth Observation Center

The Earth Observation Center (EOC) - that consists of the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) and the Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF) - is the core institute of DLR’s earth observation activities.

The German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) is engaged in research, product development and providing services based on earth observation data from aircraft and satellite platforms. Results of this work support geo-scientific and environmental research and applications as well as commercial customers and civil security needs. Research projects focus on developing methodologies for generating customized data products as well as on the assimilation of data in models. The major fields of application are land use, the environment, civil security, climate and atmosphere, and geographic information systems.


Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Earth Observation Center (EOC)
German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 8153 28-2656
Fax: +49 8153 28-1313

Schwing & Dr. Neureither

The company is located at six locations in Baden-Wurttemberg, headquartered in Mosbach. It currently employs 40 professionals in the field of surveying and geographic information services. The core competences are classical surveying (cadastral, engineering and construction surveying), construction and maintenance of geographic information systems and the development of mobile GIS. The company already deals with GIS services since the beginning of GIS technology in the early 1990s. The development of geographic information systems includes data acquisition (for example, by classical surveying, aerial photography or external data intersection) and setting up of its own geo-databases. For this, existing technologies and application modules are used or built on a project basis.


Vermessungsbüro Schwing & Dr. Neureither
Schmelzweg 4
74821 Mosbach
Phone: +49 6261 9223-0

Horizont group gmbh

Horizont group gmbh was founded in 1945 and is a family owned company (3rd Generation) based in Korbach (between Kassel and Paderborn) in Germany and one of the leading producers of electric fencing and accessories worldwide. Additionally, horizont produces and trades articles for livestock and equestrian customers. All this activities are consolidated in the division „Animal Care“. Furthermore the horizont group gmbh produces products for traffic safety and third party companies and operates several production and sales companies (i.e. in France, United Kingdom, Poland, Slovenia providing solutions for customers in more than 70 countries). The company’s overall mission is: „We produce safety and give impulses“. Since 70 years the horizont group produces electric fencers and accessories (i.e. wire, tapes and ropes, isolators, posts, etc.) in their own production facilities. Currently more than 400 specific types of fencers are in the portfolio. Some of them are produced for specific needs or niche markets. Within the company’s own R&D department, horizont group is able to add necessary know-how to the Locust-Tec project. In 1993 horizont group developed a specific electric fencer „Insektonide“, in cooperation with the Prof. Dr. Frithjof Voss Stiftung. In the last years the division “Animal Care” participated in international projects in Tunisia „Protection against wild pigs“ (local participant) and with the Association of Saxonian Sheep and Goat Breeding Club to develop a special netting solution against the increasing amount of wolves in the Europe.


Horizont group GmbH
Homberger Weg 4-6
34497 Korbach
Phone: +49 5631 5650

Quellwerke GmbH

The Quellwerke GmbH was founded in 2012 and has currently twelve employees, seven of whom have a degree in computer science (technical computer science, media computer science and business computer science). The work focuses on the creation of web-based systems, the realization of websites using content management systems such as TYPO3 or Pimcore and the development of mobile apps for Android and iOS or as platform-independent hybrid app. Reliability, responsibility and enthusiasm for the project are essential qualities to build trust with customers for Quellwerke GmbH. The results are high quality and sustainable solutions that optimize company-specific processes and provide a long-term investment. Quellwerke GmbH works for different industries and company sizes. The requirements for the projects are still the same: to achieve the business objectives of the customer by means of web technologies.


Phone: +49 6271 960 9000

Prof. Dr. Frithjof Voss Foundation

Since it was established in 2000, the foundation has promoted geographical research and geography as a school subject. It aims to present the practical value of geography to a wider public, in line with modern geography, which addresses pressing societal problems.

After the sudden death (in 2004) of Professor Voss, Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Günter Heinritz, the first President of the German Society for Geography and its honorary president since 2007, assumed the chairmanship. In 2012 he was succeeded by Professor em. Herbert Popp, who is a board member of the Association of Geographers at German Universities (VGDH) and who was the elected representative of the German National Committee within the International Geographical Union.


Prof. Dr. Frithjof Voss Stiftung – Stiftung für Geographie
Augsburger Str. 22 IV
10789 Berlin

Kazakh Participants

Kazakh Research Institute of Plant Protection and Quarantine of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The scientists of the Kazakh Research Institute of Plant Protection and Quarantine of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which exists for more than 50 years, are experts for the bioecological features of locusts in different climatic conditions on the territory of Kazakhstan. They develop models of forecasting the state of populations of gregarious locusts and rational methods for locust control, and conduct research connected with methods of locust surveys, based on GIS technologies and remote sensing using UAVs.


Phone: +7 708 242 91 28

Pavlodar regional branch of SD “Republican Methodological Center of phytosanitary diagnostics and forecasts”

The Pavlodar regional branch of SD “Republican Methodological Center of phytosanitary diagnostics and forecasts”, State Inspection Committee in the agricultural sector of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan is a stakeholder and user within the Locust-Tec project. The Pavlodar regional branch is responsible for locust management, holds mass and sample surveys to identify harmful or particularly dangerous pests and for damage diagnosis of agricultural plants. Furthermore, they define phytosanitary measures for plant protection in the region and assess their biological and economic efficiency.

International Participants


At present time FAO has great experience in the framework of the “Programme to improve national and regional locust management in CCA”, started in 2011. Its Roadmap includes “Locust issues and disasters better anticipated and mitigated” and more specifically “Develop monitoring and analysis systems”. That involves the development of Locust Geographic Information System (GIS) in CCA to be used both at national and regional levels