|‘After finishing my PhD, I worked for the Environment Agency as a flood modeller and forecaster for Hertfordshire, North London and the Thames basin. This was great experience to take into the Landwise project where my research is in many of the same geographical areas. It’s also been useful to have contacts at the EA, as they are one of our main project partners’.
Will is excited that a drone and rig are now available so the next stage in his research can get underway soon.
‘We will be working with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) to compare satellite data with often more precise data collected from ground based and drone radar. I’m looking forward to the field studies and sharing the observations with the modelling team to help them refine predictions of land use change impacts. The work will involve 3D computer imaging of land use in different locations and in preparation I’ve been building a 3D image of the lawn in my back garden to sharpen my understanding of the software!’
‘Our ultimate aim is that the work will lead to the development of tools for land managers, including farmers to help inform land management decisions, not least those around NFM.’