Nicolas Ackermann received the M.Sc. degree in environmental engineering and sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) in 2008. He continued his studies by carrying a Ph.D. over a 4.5-year period with 3 years spent at the Department of Earth observation of the Institute of Geography at the FSU Jena and 1.5 years spent at the Chair of Earth observation and Remote Sensing of the Institute of Environmental Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ). His work was awarded by several prices. After his PhD, he gained professional experience by working as a Postdoc at the European Space Agency (ESA) Center for Earth Observation (ESRIN) and as a remote sensing specialist at Gamaya SA, an AgTech startup. Currently, Nicolas works at the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) as a development engineer drones. His mission is to develop UAV and satellites activities within SBB. His work includes collecting internal requirements, advising, testing UAV systems, defining processing workflows, processing and analyzing geospatial data, and translating data into actionable insights.