Over-abstraction of water can have significant impacts on local environments. However, it can be difficult to locate and quantify over-abstractions. Recent evidence suggests that Earth Observation (EO) techniques can be used to detect such activities. In this project, you develop methodologies for approximating water abstractions across the UK using satellite data.
This project offers an exciting opportunity to contribute such methodologies with the potential to have a notable impact, both in research terms and upon policy and practice. You will build upon existing capabilities within the OPSIS research group to create state-of-the-art models and frameworks. We work closely with partners within government and industry.
You will be a highly motivated student with the capacity to make rapid progress in a challenging area of systems analysis and modelling. You must have a background in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, computer science or other quantitative disciplines. Experience with high-level programming languages (e.g., Python, R, or MATLAB), remote sensing, and geospatial analysis is desirable.
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