Global Surface Water Explorer

Brief Information

Jean Francois Pekel , Andrew Cottam , Noel Gorelick , Alain Belward

About Global Surface Water Explorer

This new water dataset maps the location and temporal distribution of water surfaces at the global scale over the past 32 years and provides statistics on the extent and change of those water surfaces. The dataset, produced from Landsat imagery, will support applications including water resource management, climate modelling, biodiversity conservation and food security.

The thematic focus of this software is

  • Water resource management
  • Climate modelling
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Food security Surface modeling
  • Global policies and water-management decision making