RSWS News

27.07.2018 RSWS Outreach

IGARSS2018

Alexander Damm gave a talk entitled Towards advanced retrievals of plant transpiration using sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: first considerations at the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS2018.

17.07.2018 New publication

NatureSustainability

A new paper by our scientific collaboratorErfan Haghighi on The water footprint of water conservation using shade balls in California, published in Nature Sustainability.

19.06.2018 New publication

A new paper by Xinjie Liu et al. with contributions by Alexander Damm on Downscaling of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from canopy level to photosystem level using a random forest model was published in Remote Sensing of Environment.

04.06.2018 First campaign activities related to FLEXSense

DallaPorta by Luca Fiorani 2018

Remika Gupana joins an international team of oceanographers from the  Italian National Research Council (CNR) to exploit possibilities to remotely measure phytoplankton fluorescence. Remika operates a fluorescence spectrometer system (FloX) at a research vessel cruising in the coastal area of Grosseto, Italy.

Field activities are related to FLEXSense, a large European remote sensing campaign to support the develpment of ESA's next Earth Explorer satellite mission Fluorescence Explorre (FLEX). FlexSense involves many teams from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland undertaking intensive ground measurements, parallel overflights with airborne senors and tandem flights with both Sentinel 3-A and -B satellites. The picture was kindly provided by Luca Fiorani, 2018.

14.05.2018 RSWS outreach

AMS logo

Eugénie Paul-Limoges gave a talk on the Effect of Environmental Conditions on Sun-induced Fluorescence in a Mixed Forest and a Cropland at the American Meteorological Society’s Fourth Conference on Biogeosciences and a talk on Partitioning Water Vapour Fluxes with Concurrent Eddy Covariance Measurements in a Mixed Forest at the 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.

01.05.2018 New staff

Remika Gupana

We warmly welcome Remika Gupana as new PhD student in our group. Remika is located at Eawag and will work on spectroscopic approaches to measure water quality and algae fluorescence.

01.04.2018 New associated group leader

Daniel Odermatt

We warmly welcome Dr. Daniel Odermatt as associated group leader! Daniel leads the Remote Sensing group at Eawag.

07.05.2018 New publication

A new paper by Alexander Damm et al. with contributions by Eugenie Paul-Limoges and Erfan Haghighi on Remote sensing of plant-water relations: An overview and future perspectives was published in Journal of Plant Physiology.

04.05.2018 Installation of new spectrometer

FloX Box

We recently upgraded the Laegeren test site with high resolution pointing spectrometer (FloX) continuously measuring sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and other plant traits. With this, we contribute to the AtmoFLEX network to support the development of the Fluorescence Explorer mission (FLEX).

20.02.2018 New publication

A new paper by Roberto Colombo et al. with contributions by Alexander Damm on Variability of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence according to stand age-related processes in a managed loblolly pine forest was published in Global Change Biology.

19.02.2018 New BSc course on Remote Sensing of Water Systems

Spring semester 2018: RSWS launches a new BSc course on Remote Sensing of Water Systems GEO374. The module introduces remote sensing approaches to assess water in the Earth system with a particular focus on water quality, water cycling, and water use. Strategies based upon remote sensing to contribute tackling the societal problem of related to water (e.g. water scarcity) are outlined. The module combines lectures with project work. Lectures provide students with thorough understanding of water related problems and outlines recent developments in remote sensing technology and methodology to study water. Project work conveys important skills to design experiments, analyze data, and communicate obtained results via reports and presentations.

02.02.2018 New publication

A new paper by Daniela Braun et al. with contributions by Alexander Damm on Spatio-temporal trends and trade-offs in ecosystem services: An Earth observation based assessment for Switzerland between 2004 and 2014 was published in Ecological Indicators.

01.02.2018 New scientific collaborator

Erfan Haghighi

We warmly welcome Dr. Erfan Haghighi as scientific collaborator in our team. Erfan is located at Eawag and complements our team with his expertise in modeling water fluxes in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.

01.01.2018 New staff

Rifat Ahmed

We warmly welcome Rifat Ahmed, a new PhD student in our group. Rifat will work on strategies to assess plant water interactions with remote sensing data.

08.12.2017 New Publication

A new paper by Yao Zhang et al. with contributions by Eugénie Paul-Limoges on On the relationship between sub-daily instantaneous and daily total gross primary production: Implications for interpreting satellite-based SIF retrievals was published in Remote Sensing of Environment.

16.10.2017 New publication

A new paper by Dominic Fawcett et al. with contributions by Alexander Damm on Advancing retrievals of surface reflectance and vegetation indices over forest ecosystems by combining imaging spectroscopy, digital object models,and 3D canopy modelling was published in Remote Sensing of Environment.

01.10.2017 New staff

Eugenie Paul-Limoges

We warmly welcome Dr. Eugenie Paul-Limoges, a new PostDoc in our group. Eugenie will work on strategies to combine light and gas exchange measurements.