August 3rd 2021: Research Excellence Program of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern presented in new web app

The projects participating in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Excellence Research Program now present themselves in a new german web app. The online application was created by Projektträger Jülich and provides an insight into the innovations researched in the fields of energy & life science, digitization and health research. Through short videos and photos, visitors can get an impression of the various projects. In addition, visitors can test their knowledge with a short quiz with questions from the represented disciplines. The web ap is only available in german.

Web app of the Research Excellence Program

July 2021: DIG-IT! is part of the Research Excellence Program of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

DIG-IT! as a project for the digitization of natural complexity to solve ecological problems that are relevant for society has received a grant from the Research Excellence Program of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The goal of the Research Excellence Program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture is the promotion of junior scientist.

More information about the Research Excellence Program you can find on the website of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (only in German).

Flyer of the Research Excellence Programm of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

March 03-04th 2020: Team meeting in the moated castle Turow

In March 2020 the whole DIG-IT!  team met in Turow for two days to discuss the current status of the project. Each sub-project presented its current work and the individual challenges were discussed. While many synergies between the projects were found, it also showed that each ecological application faces its own peculiarities that have to be considered. In the end of the meeting all project partners discussed how ecologists in general might be facilitated to apply deep learning tools in the future, which already outlines the planned development of the DIG-IT!  tool-box.

September 18th 2019: DIG-IT! Kick-Off Meeting

For the start of DIG-IT!, the project was introduced to representatives of the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, the Jülich Research Centre and the State Office for Health and Social Issues, and the aims and perspectives of the project were explained. The meeting was opened with a greeting by the rector of the university, Prof. Dr. Weber, as well as the dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Weitschies.

July 12th 2019: Information on deep learning from the Fraunhofer Institute in Rostock

Even though not all positions could be filled at the start of the project, the DIG-IT!  team met on July 12th 2019 for a first exchange of experiences and to get to know each other at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) in Rostock. Scientists from the institute introduced deep learning methods and automatic image analysis to the guests from Greifswald. In turn, the scientists from Greifswald introduced their research interests and explained what they hoped to achieve with the help of artificial intelligence.

Automatic detection of fishes with the help of deep learning algorithms (Image: Fraunhofer IGD)


The project "DIG-IT!"  is funded by the European Social Fund and the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.