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Mapping waterbodies from space

This is a special edition of our monthly webinar as it is part of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing, a free-of-charge, online-only event.

You will learn about the basic methods of mapping waterbodies from space using Sentinel-1 SAR and Sentinel-2 Optical data.

We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites using ESA SNAP Toolboxes.


The ability to accurately map water surfaces is integral to many hydrological scientific and civil applications. Various methods exist and are used on operational basis. In this webinar, we will have a look at the basic methods applied to two types of EO data, Optical and SAR, and we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

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Questions & Answers

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Repeat the exercise

If you wish to practice the exercise explained in the webinar within the RUS Virtual Environment:

  • Register on the RUS Portal
  • After Login, go to Your RUS service > Your dashboard and click on the Request a new User Service button
  • Insert the HYDR01 Training Code when requested


This webinar is addressed to users at all levels of knowledge, who have an interest in the topic.



Max no. of participants



1 hour + 20 minutes for Q&A

Training time

14:30 CEST

Training date

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

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