EGSIEM is a three year research project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework and supporting a consortium of 8 european partners (see here) who will drastically improve the availability of data from Earth Observation satellites. With an improvement in the timeliness, consistency and range of products available the consortium can provide the data […]Read more "Welcome to EGSIEM!"
Since April 2002, the GRACE satellite mission has been churning out water storage anomaly data, which have been shown to be a unique descriptor of large-scale hydrological extreme events, such as floods and droughts. Nonetheless, efforts to assess the comprehensive information from GRACE on total water storage variations for near-real time (NRT) flood or drought […]Read more "Flood & drought info in near-real time"
On March 2, 2017 the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and SwissCore invited various experts from the European Commisssion and ESA to the Helmholtz Brussels Office to a Teatime Event “GRACE-FO – the launch of a new chapter in our knowledge of the Earth’s gravity field”. As the invitees strongly believe that […]Read more "Teatime event at Helmholtz Centre, Brussels"
On Tuesday the 21st February Professor Adrian Jäggi of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (and leader of EGSIEM) was pleased to host a group of 12 students from the Gymnasium Kirchenfeld’s optional Astronomy course at the Zimmerwald Observatory just outside of Bern (a striking image of which appears on the front cover […]Read more "Young Astronomers in Bern"
In autumn 2016, EGSIEM launched “The EGSIEM Student Challenge”, a Europe-wide student competition, which provided a unique opportunity for young scientists to explore the worlds of geodesy, hydrology, flood/drought monitoring and emergency management. The goal of the competition was to educate students in geodesy, hydrology and emergency services, with a focus on EGSIEM research topics; to […]Read more "EGSIEM Student Challenge 2016 – The Winners"
In order to compare gravity measurements from space with flood information derived from earth observation satellites, a workflow for flood volume calculation based on the combination of SAR scenes during a flood and a digital elevation model (DEM) has been developed. First of all, the water mask of the flooded areas had to be extracted […]Read more "Automated approach to estimate large scale flooding"
On Friday the 25th of November, the geodesy institutes at TU Graz hosted the annual geoday, an outreach event targeted at students about to graduate high school. This year over 150 students from Graz and all over Styria (south eastern Austria) took the opportunity to get to know the courses of study, the geodesy institutes […]Read more "geoday2016 at Graz University of Technology"
In our last article, we talked about why it was important to concentrate efforts in the right direction. That might sound philosophical, but no… it was mathematical. The directions we are referring to are directions in the sense of linear algebra, i.e. the basis vectors of the space used for gravity field modeling. We illustrated […]Read more "Blog Entry: On the importance of concentrating efforts in the right direction (pt2)"