Satellite-based Wetland Inventory and Monitoring

SWIM is a research group based at Earth Research Institute (ERI), UC Santa Barbara,  led by Laura Hess. Our work focuses on: 

- remote sensing and image processing methods for multi-temporal mapping of wetland extent, vegetation, and inundation, with an emphasis on object-based fusion of SAR and optical data 

- geography, inventory, and monitoring of global wetlands 

- wetland hydrology, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, conservation biology, and sustainable management 

- aerial and field methods for monitoring flooding, vegetation structure, and phenology in wetlands