Sheng Wang - Tech. University of Denmark

PhD candidate Sheng Wang from from Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark is speaking at Nordic UAS Event.

Wang's presentation will revolve around his PhD project.

When is the presentation?

The presentation will take place June 2 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am at speakers corner 1 - track 2.

Esben Oland - Programme June 2     Esben Oland - programme June 3

Focus of your presentation?

Having spatially distributed estimates of energy, water and carbon fluxes between the land and the atmosphere is of critical importance for improving water resource management, agricultural production, weather forecasting, and climate prediction. Traditionally, satellite based remote sensing data of vegetation or temperature has been used as inputs into land surface models (LSMs). However, the coarse resolution of satellite based remote sensing (3-90 km) data could not accurately capture spatial heterogeneity in fluxes due to changes in topography, soil types, and vegetation.

With significant advances in navigation, flight control, miniaturized platforms and sensors, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can provide ultra-high spatial resolution imagery (1 cm to 1 m).

This presents a good opportunity to improve land surface modeling. From this perspective, our study explores the possibility to incorporate UAV-based remote sensing into LSMs.

What will the audience take home?

Knowledge about using UAV's for:

  • Monitoring and understand land surface, energy, water and carbon dynamics
  • Understanding land surface, energy, water and carbon dynamics


Sheng Wang, a PhD candidate from Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. His PhD project focuses on using the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)-based remote sensing techniques for environmental monitoring to improve understanding towards land surface energy, water and carbon dynamics. He got his master degrees from University of Copenhagen and Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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