Webinar Series by ISPRS WG III/7

Remote Sensing for the Hydrosphere and Cryosphere

June 26 – August 21, 2024
(Every Wednesday – except July 17, 2024)
In association with Indian Society of Remote Sensing





June 26, 2024 (0400 – 0430 am UTC / 0900 – 0930 pm PST)

Introduction of Webinar Theme “Remote Sensing for the Hydrosphere, and Cryosphere” by Dr. Laurent Polidori, President, ISPRS TC-III – Remote Sensing / Dr. Praveen K. Thakur, Chairman ISPRS WG III/7

Webinar Moderation: Dr. Praveen K. Thakur, Chairman ISPRS WG III/7 / Dr. Vaibhav Garg, Secretary ISPRS WG III/7



Dr. Jeff Dozier

Dr. Dozier has been on the UCSB faculty since 1974 and was the founding dean of the Bren School. He has led interdisciplinary studies in two areas: one addresses hydrologic science, environmental engineering, and social science in the water environment; the other is in the integration of environmental science and remote sensing with computer science and technology. From 1990-92, he was the senior project scientist for NASA’s Earth Observing System, when the configuration for the system was established. Among Dr. Dozier's honors are the 2009 Jim Gray Award from Microsoft for his achievements in data-intensive science and his selection as the 2010 Nye Lecturer for the Cryosphere group of the American Geophysical Union. A long-time backcountry skier, mountaineer, and rock climber, he helped lead six expeditions to the Hindu Kush range in Afghanistan and has a dozen first ascents there. The story behind the naming of Dozier Dome in the Sierra Nevada can be found in the Super Topo Climbing Forum.

Topic: Remote Sensing for Snow and Glaciers
June 26, 2024 (0400 – 0500 am UTC / 0930 – 1030 pm PST)



Dr. Prasad S. Thenkabail

Dr. Thenkabail has conducted pioneering research in hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation and in that of global croplands and their water use for food security. In hyperspectral remote sensing he has done cutting-edge research with wide implications in advancing remote sensing science in application to agriculture and vegetation. This body of work led to more than ten peer-reviewed research publications with high impact. In studies of global croplands for food and water security, he has led the release of the world’s first Landsat-derived: 1. global cropland extent product @ 30m (GCEP30), and 2. global rainfed and irrigated area product @ 30m (LGRIP30). This work demonstrates a “paradigm shift” in how remote sensing science is conducted.

Topic: Mapping the World from Satellites to help us Understand and Manage Global Food and Water Security in the Twenty-first Century

July 02, 2024 (0930 – 1030 pm PST) / July 03, 2024 (0400 – 0500 am UTC)



Dr. S. P. Aggarwal

Dr. Aggarwal is Director, North Eastern Space Applications Centre, Department of Space, India. He has taken important initiatives towards effective utilization of Space Science and Technology for various developmental activities of NER such as Natural Resource Management, Infrastructure Planning, Disaster Risk Management, Weather forecasting, Satellite communication applications, ICT based and Geo-governance related applications, etc. Prior to this assignment, he was the Group Head of Water Resources Department at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, Dehradun. Dr. Aggarwal is a highly accomplished scientist in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS applications in water resources management, disaster management and climate change impact assessment and at the same time he has immensely contributed in the capacity building and outreach program of ISRO.

Topic: Geospatial Technology for Hydro-meteorological Disasters

July 12, 2024 (0930 – 1030 am UTC / 0130 - 0230 am PST / 0300 – 0400 pm IST)



Dr. Rashmi Sharma

Dr. Sharma is presently Deputy Director, Earth, Ocean, Atmosphere, Planetary Sciences & Applications Area, Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, India.

Topic: Remote Sensing for Oceanography

July 24, 2024 (0930 – 1030 am UTC / 0130 - 0230 am PST / 0300 – 0400 pm IST)


To be updated soon

Topic: Recent Innovations in Remote Sensing for Oceans and Inland waters

July 30, 2024 (0930 – 1030 pm PST) / July 31, 2024 (0400 – 0500 am UTC)



Dr. Christian Massari

Dr. Massari is currently Researcher at presso CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE – CNR, Perugia, Umbria, Italy. He has been conducting research in the field of hydraulic and hydrology focusing on topics that span from water resource management, flood forecasting, drought monitoring using land surface models and remote sensing data. He has developed works in these areas producing +80 contributions in peer reviewed hydrologic and hydraulic journals. His research interests include: Hydrological and land surface water balance modeling; Development of land data assimilation systems to ingest remote sensing retrievals; Microwave and radar remote sensing of soil moisture and precipitation; Drought monitoring and its relation with food production; Hydrological drought development; Supply pipe system diagnosis for the reduction of energy and water waste; Floods and drought hazards assessment through remote sensing information; Eco hydrology

Topic: Remote Sensing for Water Management and Droughts

August 07, 2024 (1030 – 1130 am UTC / 1230 – 1330 pm CET)


To be updated soon

Topic: Remote Sensing for Polar Studies

August 13, 2024 (0930 – 1030 pm PST) / August 14, 2024 (0400 – 0500 am UTC)


To be updated soon

Topic: NISAR for Hydrosphere and Cryosphere

August 20, 2024 (0930 – 1030 pm PST / August 21, 2024 (0400 – 0500 am UTC)



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