The Senior Exchange led by Dr Vimal Mishra and hosted by Dr Harjinder Sembhi, at University of Leicester, UK focussed largely on developing a methodology to estimate freshwater storage of lakes in India using the Multi Spectral Instrument (MSI) on European Space Agency’s Sentinel 2 mission. The specific objectives of the exchange were:
- To develop a remote sensing based framework to monitor changes in water storage during the dry season in India (science objective);
- Use of Earth Observation to map variation in surface water extent and to utilise the outputs to determine water storage (volume) using depth-area relationship (science objective); and
- To transfer knowledge and information about Earth Observation and in situ datasets and co-develop methodology for surface monitoring applications (knowledge exchange objective).
Read the report here .