Three NWO grants for earth observation
NWO has awarded funding to four new research proposals of TU Delft in the area of earth observation. Three of these are from researchers of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG). The researchers involved will receive the grant from the User Support Programme Space Research, which the Netherlands Space Office NSO realises on behalf of NWO.
Cornelis Slobbe (GRS)
A fully-focussed SAR altimetry coastal water level processor - application to the Rhine region of freshwater influence
This project aims to develop a processing scheme for SAR altimeter data that provides high-resolution coastal water levels. The data will be used to assess the water level variability in the Rhine region of freshwater influence.
Femke Vossepoel (GSE)
Satellite subsidence and sea-level data assimilation for mean high-water line assessment in the Bangkok area
Subsidence caused by groundwater production and sea-level rise affect the coastline of Bangkok, Thailand, and increases flood risk in this area. By combining satellite observations with model forecasts, subsidence and sea-level rise can be better estimated, which ultimately helps to prevent and mitigate flooding.
Bert Wouters (GRS)
Antarctic Time Machine: unveiling five decades of ice sheet changes
In this project, the vast potential of a historical set of aerial images will be unlocked to derive long-term changes in ice elevation of the Antarctic Peninsula. This will yield a unique insight into the response of Antarctic glaciers to a rapidly changing climate.