2022 EO4SDG Contest Winners

2022 EO4SDG Contest Winners

The Technical Committee REACT of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society are proud to announce the winners of our 2022 EO4SDG contest.

The mini projects for Sustainable Development Goals competition is an initiative of the Technical Committee REACT (Remote sensing Environment, Analysis and Climate Technologies) to support science and to motivate local students to work together on a specific topic related to Earth Observation and Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG). The focus are on local regional problems and how remote sensing can help to identify and quantify environmental/societal impact of a changing Earth. More details can be found here: www.grss-ieee.org/resources/news/new-react-eo4sdg-competition/

This year’s contest was judged by the REACT Technical Committee team.

We want to thank all of the entrants to this year’s contest! It has been an honor to witness each of your work.

The winning team this year is a group from the Remote Sensing and Spatial Analytics Lab of the Information Technology University in Lahore, Pakistan

Deep Learning for Mapping Glacial Lakes in Hindu Kush & Himalayas using Sentinel-2 Multi-Spectral Data

Abdul Basit, Research Associate
Ehtasham Naseer, PhD Fellow
Nida Qayyum, Research Associate

Figure 3: A time series of satellite data (top row ) along with its predicted class labels (bottom row ) to monitor a glacial lake formation over Chitral, Pakistan. First column: Lake birth observed on June 18, 2019. Second column: Lake covered with clouds as observed on June 23, 2019. Third & fourth columns: Lake size significantly increased as observed on June 28, 2019 and July 03, 2019, respectively. Fifth column: Lake caused a GLOF and water has been drained as observed on July 08, 2019.

We will launch the next competition in May 2023, please be posted not to miss the competition opportunity.

This initiative is linked to the IEEE GRSS Young Professional  ‘EARTH AT RISK’