Monitoring Ireland’s coastal areas from satellite imagery using deep neural networks
Monitoring coastal evolution linked to climate change is a difficult task. Coastlines and water bodies are impacted by climate changes and local weather conditions. It is essential to be able to monitor changes occurring along coastlines, because these changes impact populations living in coastal areas. In this PhD project, we intend to explore deep neural networks on open-access Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite image data to develop machine learning methodologies to monitor climate change-induced coastal evolution along the Irish coast and other inland regions. This thesis involves forecasting Irish sea levels using Long short-term memory (LSTM)-based neural networks and classifying wetlands and other inland objects from satellite imagery.