(Biography) Monique Bernier is professor at INRS, a university research institute in Quebec (Canada) since 1993. She is known internationally for her expertise in snow cover monitoring and SWE estimation using SAR images. Her research activities include the monitoring of the water resources over all its forms (snow, river ice, wetlands, soil moisture, frozen ground) using different remote sensing sensors but mainly RADAR (ERS-1, ENVISAT, RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2). She leads multidisciplinary projects involving many partners from universities, government laboratories and private firms. The FRAZIL project (GEOIDE NCE, 05-09) which goal is the development of tools for river ice monitoring is an example of those network projects. She has also developed international partnerships (Alaska, Argentina, France, Germany, Italia). Actually, she is working on the development of algorithms for snow and river ice mapping using polarimetric SAR data like RADARSAT-2.
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Eau, Terre et Environnement