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Mapping waterbodies from space with Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2

The aim of this training course is to study how to map and monitor the water bodies extent and be able to use the techniques applied in case of emergency. There are various methods that are used on operational basis. The data that will be used for this purpose are SAR (Sentinel-1) and Optical (Sentinel-2), and we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of each type.


Water bodies cover a large part of the Earth's surface and the ability to accurately map them is significant to many scientific applications. We will focus on some Lakes and Rivers over the central-western part of Greece due to their importance. 

Trichonida Lake is the largest natural lake in Greece, and it covers an area of 98.6 km² with a maximum length of 19 km and a maximum depth of 58 m. Lysimachia lake has a surface of 13.2 km² and a maximum depth of only 9 m. It forms a rich and common ecosystem with Trichonida Lake since they are connected to each other through a channel, and during the past years those two lakes used to be completely united. 

The Evinos River is 92 km long and because of the often flooding of the area, a dam was built and now the river supplies the reservoir of Evinos Lake, that is about 10 km². This river is also supplying via an underground system the Mornos river and lake, for the water supply of Athens.


Attendees will be required to bring their own laptop and will be provided with access to the RUS Copernicus Virtual Machine.

Max no. of participants


Training time 

12:00 - 14:30 EET

More details about the schedule available soon.

Training date

Tuesday 29th of October 2019


Leof. El. Venizelou 70
Leof. El. Venizelou 70, Kallithea 176 76, Greece


Georgia Karadimou / Serco Italia S.p.A

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