Overview

Flooding that coastal cities will experience can occur either because the sea surface rises or because the land sinks. Estimating accurate rates of relative sea-level rise requires knowing how both sea surface and land height are changing. In this project, we will use measurements from satellites to monitor where, and how quickly, the land is sinking in Southeast Asia’s coastal cities.

In addition, we will map land heights in Southeast Asia and combine this map with our estimates of land-height change and new estimates of climate-related sea-surface change to forecast which areas will become flooded. We will also develop new innovative ways to use satellite data to monitor coastal flooding and the changing shapes of coastlines due to sea-level rise.

Funding Sources

  • National Research Foundation, Singapore
  • National Environment Agency

  • Project years

    2021 to 2025

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    The Team

    Emma HILL

    Emma HILL

    Principal Investigator

    YUN Sang-Ho

    YUN Sang-Ho

    Director, Remote Sensing Lab

    Jay WONG Cai Jie

    Jay WONG Cai Jie

    Project Officer

    CHIN Shi Tong

    CHIN Shi Tong

    Research Associate

    Benjamin HORTON

    Benjamin HORTON

    Director, EOS

    Adam SWITZER

    Adam SWITZER

    Principal Investigator

    Collaborators

    Gopika Suresh, Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG), Germany
    Eric Lindsey, University of New Mexico, USA
    Chew Lock Yue, SPMS, NTU, Singapore

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