Staff

Daniel Odermatt

Dr. Daniel Odermatt

Department Surface Waters Research & Management

About Me

I am a remote sensing expert and I have specialized in lake water quality applications after studying geography. It fascinates me to observe the Earth from a satellite’s perspective, and to harness the potential of these observations for environmental sciences.

As head of the Remote Sensing Group, I investigate two overarching questions:

  1. How can we derive water quality and other environmental indicators for lakes from passive optical and thermal measurements by satellites and from ground-level platforms?
  2. Which natural processes and environmental changes can be studied with satellite data, and how can sampling and models improve the interpretation of satellite data?

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Projects

How to investigate the spatial variability in lakes?
How do calcite particles form in lakes, and how do they affect the surface colour?
How can we infer the growth of algae from the natural, sun-induced fluorescence?

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Selected publications

Nouchi, V.; Kutser, T.; Wüest, A.; Müller, B.; Odermatt, D.; Baracchini, T.; Bouffard, D. (2019) Resolving biogeochemical processes in lakes using remote sensing, Aquatic Sciences, 81(2), 27 (13 pp.), doi:10.1007/s00027-019-0626-3, Institutional Repository
Odermatt, D.; Danne, O.; Philipson, P.; Brockmann, C. (2018) Diversity II water quality parameters from ENVISAT (2002–2012): a new global information source for lakes, Earth System Science Data, 10(3), 1527-1549, doi:10.5194/essd-10-1527-2018, Institutional Repository
Bouffard, D.; Kiefer, I.; Wüest, A.; Wunderle, S.; Odermatt, D. (2018) Are surface temperature and chlorophyll in a large deep lake related? An analysis based on satellite observations in synergy with hydrodynamic modelling and in-situ data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 209, 510-523, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.056, Institutional Repository
Odermatt, D.; Pomati, F.; Pitarch, J.; Carpenter, J.; Kawka, M.; Schaepman, M.; Wüest, A. (2012) MERIS observations of phytoplankton blooms in a stratified eutrophic lake, Remote Sensing of Environment, 126, 232-239, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.08.031, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: daniel.odermatt@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 6823
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: BU D19

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Research Focus

  • Bio-optical models
  • Fiducial measurements for satellite Earth observation
  • Application development

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