Delft University of Technology (TUD) contributes to MOSES project by combining the expertise of two departments. 

The Chair of Optical and Laser Remote Sensing (OLRS) at the Department of Geoscience and Remote sensing conducts research in the field of acquisition of information about the Earth from space- and airborne optical imaging sensors measuring EM radiation in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum. The research into imaging sensors is tightly coupled with information extraction research using photogrammetry, computer vision, pattern recognition as well as quantitative methods of physics-based remote sensing. 

Prof. Dr. Massimo Menenti holds the Chair of Optical and Laser Remote Sensing. He has integrated this remote sensing expertise with research on hydrology, water management and land surface processes. He is coordinating the EU FP7 CEOP – AEGIS project to establish a prototype observation system of water resources on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and major river basins in South East Asia. He has been the lead scientist of the ASI – CSA Joint Hyperspectral Mission and of the ESA SPECTRA and LSPIM missions. He has coordinated an EU research project-Hydrological Determinants of Agricultural Production in South America and an EU network dealing with Climate Impact on Water and Dry lands Agriculture. Past investigations include studies of groundwater hydrology in the deserts of Libya and Egypt, the use of advanced Earth Observation sensors systems to improve the performance of atmospheric models and irrigation water management in several countries. 

The Chair of Water Resources Management at the Department of Water management conducts research on irrigation systems, polders, urban areas, complete river basins and the global water system. Our aim is to support water management practices by increasing understanding of water management processes, providing know-how and expertise, and offering an independent view. To this end, we collaborate closely with water managers and stakeholders. We apply a broad, interdisciplinary approach to water management issues. The tools that we use in our research range from data assimilation and remote sensing, to real-time control and legal and stakeholder analysis. Over the past years, the group has gained recognition through its research on Distributed Temperature Sensing, operational control, and innovative applications of satellite data.  

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