India water crisis: Sentinel-1 detects surface water, ForEarth app restitutes and shares water stresses

In the framework of an open call Science4society funded by ESA, researchers at CESBIO have implemented a surface water detection algorithm from radar data Sentinel-1 on a cloud computing system. An API developed by Geomatys and JeoBrowser, two IT companies in France, is used to send the resulting surface water masks to a smartphone App named ForEarth, which display the surface water fluctuation in time for Indian regions.

The beta version is available on PlayStore and displays statistics and water masks for the Hyderabad region, Telangana, India.

The Hyderabad area has been processed. rest of India will be processed soon

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