TROPOMI sneak preview 11 January
Be the first to see the highly anticipated results of TROPOMI! TROPOMI is a recently launched satellite instrument measuring worldwide air pollution in the most accurate way ever seen before.
International AGU Award for Huub Savenije
Hydrologist Professor Huub Savenije of TU Delft will be presented with the prestigious International Award of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on Wednesday 13 December. The International Award is given annually in recognition ‘for making an outstanding contribution to furthering the Earth and space sciences and using science for the benefit of society in developing nations’.
H2020 Grant for TWIGA
Professor Nick van de Giesen is project leader of the new Horizon 2020 project TWIGA; Transforming Water, weather, and climate information through In situ observations for Geo-services in Africa. TWIGA will receive 5 million euros funding from the H2020 Research & Innovation programme.
NWO TTP Grant for development of multi-scale model to mitigate degradation of railway tracks on soft soil
Karel van Dalen and colleagues received an NWO Open Technology Programme grant of 650 000 euro for the research project entitled Rapid degradation of railway tracks on soft soils explained and mitigated: multi-scale dynamics modelling, a novel approach. The project aims to develop modelling software that can be used widely to reduce railway track maintenance costs through improved analysis and design of transition zones.
Radar satellites able to measure ‘water stress’ in trees
Radar technology in space can be used to measure how ‘thirsty’ plants and crops are. This could play a key role in improving our understanding of how ecosystems and the water and carbon cycles interrelate. In theory, we have the technology to monitor crops on a global scale and identify where remedial action is needed. On Friday 1 December, Tim van Emmerik will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.