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'Water water everywhere - but how much dare we drink?'

Professor Philippa Berry, Professor from the Faculty of Technology at De Montfort University gives her inaugural lecture.

We live on an ocean planet, but depend for our survival on a plentiful supply of fresh water. As the demands on our water supply continue to grow, catchment basins are increasingly stressed beyond their capacity to recharge, whilst the global network of in-situ measurement gauges is failing, crippling our ability to monitor this crucial resource.

Fortunately, there is a space-based technique that now allows remote measurement of inland water surfaces - satellite radar altimetry. In this talk, Professor Philippa Berry will show how she has transformed this capability from measurement of the largest lakes to a global monitoring system, , the results distributed by the European Space Agency

Professor Berry obtained her Bachelor’s degree from St Andrews University, with an M.Sc. and Ph. D. from Aston University. Her academic posts at Leicester University and University College London were followed by several years in industry with the Vega Group before joining De Montfort University in 1993. She founded and runs the internationally renowned Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing (EAPRS) Lab which achieved an extremely high grading in the recent Research Assessment Exercise exercise, She is currently a Cal/Val Principal Investigator for two ESA missions, and is Director of the International Association of Geodesy IDEMS Centre.


Professor Philippa Berry | talks


Date and Time:

25 February 2010 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Professorial Lecture Series
De Montfort University
The Gateway

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To book a place or for more information please email Daniel Jones at djones@dmu.ac.uk or telephone 0116 257 7452

Additional Information:

Places must be booked in advance as there are limited places. There will be a free drinks reception afterwards for guests to be able to further discuss the event.

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