Master thesis defense

Today, three NRM students are going to defense their master thesis:

  • Giulia Marchetti – Overall grain size mapping from Sentinel 2 images (A. Castelletti, S. Bizzi, B. Belletti, P. Carbonneau from Durham University)
  • Mattia Lanzani & Antonio Pecoraro – Balancing hydropower producing and fluvial connectivity in optimal large scale dam siting on the Mekong river (A. Castelletti, S. Bizzi, R. Schmitt, M. Kondolf from Berkeley University)

CHNS Workshop in Tübingen

We are participating in the International Workshop on Innovation in Modelling Coupled Natural and Human Systems Related to Water in Tübingen.  The idea of the workshop is to discuss about water, energy and food nexus modelling advances comparatively analysing experiences from EU, US and developing countries. The target is to come out with a collaborative project proposal to be submitted in the upcoming months. More here

Direct Grain Size Mapping

Last week we went along the Po river to collect data with low-cost small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS). The project, developed in collaboration with Dr. Patrice Carbonneau (Durham University, Department of Geography, UK), aims at establishing a fully robotic workflow for grain size mapping.