The ability to accurately map water surfaces is integral to many hydrological scientific and civil applications. Various methods exist and are used on operational basis.

In this webinar, we will have a look at the basic methods of mapping waterbodies from space using two types of Earth observation data, optical and SAR, and we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the Sentinel-1 SAR and Sentinel-2 optical data freely acquired by the Copernicus satellites using ESA SNAP Toolboxes.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube (duration: 1 hour).

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Learn by yourself section of the RUS portal.


RUS Webinar – Mapping waterbodies from space – 3 April 2018