Department Surface Waters - Research and Management
The Remote Sensing research group investigates optical processes in surface waters and explores the use of remote sensing for water quality monitoring on regional and global levels.
Our ambition is to advance remote sensing towards routine use in ambient water quality assessments. An important component in this process is the integration with conventional sampling approaches. To this end, we facilitate dedicated measurements to relate optical with biophysical properties of water constituents. We develop methods for the retrieval of problem-specific water quality parameters from satellite data, and produce data for assimilation with hydrodynamic and water quality models.
Prof Dr. Alexander Damm
Remote Sensing of Water Systems (RSWS), Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich