The present research proposal efforts on remote sensing of selected aquatic invasive plant species from spatial, temporal and spectral perspectives. Spatial perspective includes the identification, location and distribution of the aquatic weeds while temporal aspects include changes in distribution pattern over year in proposal duration (temporal analysis). The present proposal will integrate the field inventory with geospatial techniques to map noxious aquatic weed infestations in northern India (Western Uttar Pradesh, Delhi NCR) growing in and around the wetlands or ponds. This include spectral feature mapping followed by supervised classification algorithms / Machine learning techniques supported with field inventory datasets for accurate mapping and distribution patterns. We attempt to use ASD radiospectrometer for field sampling and images will be acquired using Drones.
Duration- 2021 to 2023.
Grant: NRDMS, DST Government of India.