Earth Dams and Levees (EDLs) Sustainability:
Army corps of engineers (2011)
This is funded research to improve earthen dam sustainability and the levee sustainability using remote sensing technology. This research has the potential to affect tens of millions of people who live or work behind levee-protected areas. The team collaborated in an international partnership have conducted research on multi-scale monitoring of science to enable a sustainable future for the vast worldwide array of earth dam and levees. The research examines EDL critical infrastructure that provides flood protection, fresh water storage and renewable energy to developed and underdeveloped nations. This project is currently in year two and uses polarimetric and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to examine earth deformations at a very small scale. The research utitized artificial intelligence (AI) / advanced machine learning (ML) algorithms and examined various deep learning methods.