Project

Multimodal data analysis for monitoring invasive aquatic weeds in India

Funded by Royal Academy of Engineering.

Collaboration with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, National Institute of Plant Health Management (India), Sanatana Dharma College and University of Strathclyde.

Invasive aquatic weeds such as water hyacinth are an important problem in many parts of the world, including India. Early detection of weed regrowth after manual or mechanical removal can help to greatly reduce the cost of keeping water bodies free of the weed. However, in areas where there are many scattered and neglected water bodies present, early detection through manual surveys is difficult. This project will investigate the potential use of multi-modal data (satellite, drone, and ground-level IoT sensor data) for early detection of water hyacinth regrowth.

Total award value £299,906.46

People (4)

People

Dr Savi Maharaj
Dr Savi Maharaj

Lecturer, Computing Science

Dr Deepayan Bhowmik
Dr Deepayan Bhowmik

Lecturer, Computing Science

Dr Armando Marino
Dr Armando Marino

Senior Lecturer in Earth Observation, Biological and Environmental Sciences

Dr Vahid Akbari
Dr Vahid Akbari

Research Fellow, Computing Science

Outputs (4)

Outputs

Conference Proceeding

Simpson M, Marino A, Prabhu GN, Bhowmik D, Rupavatharam S, Datta A, Kleczkowski A, Sujeetha JARP & Maharaj S (2021) Monitoring water hyacinth in Kuttanad, India using Sentinel-1 SAR data. In: 2020 IEEE India Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (InGARSS). IEEE International India Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2020 (InGARSS), Online, 02.12.2020-05.12.2020. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/InGARSS48198.2020.9358977

Conference Proceeding

Akbari V, Simpson M, Maharaj S, Marino A, Bhowmik D, Prabhu GN, Rupavatharam S, Datta A, Kleczkowski A & Sujeetha JARP (2021) Monitoring Aquatic Weeds In Indian Wetlands Using Multitemporal Remote Sensing Data With Machine Learning Techniques. In: 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Belgium, 12.07.2021-16.07.2021. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS47720.2021.9553207

Review

Datta A, Maharaj S, Prabhu GN, Bhowmik D, Marino A, Akbari V, Rupavatharam S, Sujeetha JAR, Anantrao GG, Poduvattil VK, Kumar S & Kleczkowski A (2021) Monitoring the spread of water hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes): challenges and future developments. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, Art. No.: 631338. Biogeography and Macroecology, Invaders on the Horizon! Scanning the Future of Invasion Science and Management. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.631338