Remote Sensing of Water Systems

FLEX mission
FLEX mission. Image credits: Thales Alenia Space / ESA

The Remote Sensing of Water Systems (RSWS) group is embedded in both, the Department of Geography at the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Eawag. RSWS’s central goal is to advance water systems research using novel Earth Observation technology (i.e. ESA’s future FLEX satellite mission) and process models. Our fundamental research activities are centered around the measurement of water dynamics in the Earth system. Resulting insight facilitates application development addressing key societal challenges including water scarcity, resource depletion and environmental degradation.


Alexander Damm


Prof. Alexander Damm-Reiser
University of Zurich
Department of Geography
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Tel: +41 44 635 5251


Damm group