Research

The RSWS group combines principles of environmental spectroscopy, ecohydrology, and limnology and uses novel Earth Observation approaches in combination with process models to advance water systems research. Our research activities include the method development to assess water in the soil-vegetation-atmosphere system and understand the role of vegetation functioning for water cycle dynamics. We develop new fluorescence spectroscopy based approaches to complement available remote sensing observations and contribute advancing aquatic research.

Core research projects

Ongoing

Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) Link

Technical Assistance for the Deployment of Ground-based Instruments for Long term measurements of Red and Far-red Sun Induced chlorophyll Fluorescence (AtmoFLEX) by the European Space Agency (ESA)

European remote sensing campaign FLEXSense by the European Space Agency (ESA)

HyPlant Processing Experiment (Hyper) by the European Space Agency (ESA) Link

 

PhD Projects

Ongoing

Ahmed, Rifat. Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Transpiration. University of Zurich (CH), Faculty of Science. (A. Damm, J. Seibert, E. Paul-Limoges, U. Rascher, E. Haghighi)

Gupana, Remika. Remote Sensing of Algae Occurrence and Composition. University of Zurich (CH), Faculty of Science, and Eawag (CH). (A. Damm, D. Odermatt, F. Altermatt, C. Giardino, L. Nedbal)

Sturm, Joan Tracy. Remote Sensing of climate-vegetation feedback's. University of Zurich (CH), Faculty of Science, and Eawag (CH). (A. Damm, E. Paul-Limoges, TBD)

 

Completed

Braun, Daniela (2017). Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Services. University of Zurich (CH), Faculty of Science. (A. Damm, M.E. Schaepman, O. Petchey, L. Hein, (WUR))

Naegeli, Kathrin (2017). State, change and impact of glacier surface albedo in the Swiss Alps. University of Fribourg (CH). (M. Hoelzle, M. Huss, A. Damm (UZH), A. Kääb, (University of Oslo))