ESA: Call for Expression of Interest: “Round Robin inter-comparison of Surface Water detection algorithms”

The European Space Agency and the WorldWater project with support from CNES, NASA, EARSC, CEOS and GEO invite interested parties to express their interest in participating in a Round Robin inter-comparison of inland surface water detection and monitoring algorithms using Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 imagery.

The objective of the Round Robin is to enable a better understanding of the pros and cons of EO approaches for mapping and monitoring the extent of inland open waters, comparing the robustness of different algorithms and identifying shortfalls and areas of further research. The Round Robin will also contribute to the development of EO best-practices for the monitoring of SDG indicator 6.6.1 on water-related ecosystems.

The Round Robin is open to researchers, companies, and other developers of satellite-based algorithms for surface water detection.

Interested participants will be asked to produce monthly maps of surface water presence at 10-meter spatial resolution in 5 different locations for 2 consecutive years.

The call for expression of interest is open until 19th of February 2021. 

Read the full announcement and call for Expression of Interest.

Author: EARSC

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