The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Gerardo Zegers for the poster/PICO entitled:
Large-scale estimation of surficial sediment size in alpine landforms using UAV photogrammetry and machine learning. (Zegers, G.; Garces, A.; Hayashi, M.)
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Gerardo Zegers is a PhD candidate at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Masaki Hayashi. His research focuses on the spatial distribution and hydrological function of alpine permafrost. Specifically, part of his research analyzes the relationship between permafrost occurrence and surficial sediment size. To comprehensively investigate this, he has developed the methodology presented at EGU titled “Large-scale estimation of surficial sediment size in alpine landforms using UAV photogrammetry and machine learning”. This methodology also holds valuable applications in the comprehension of geomorphological processes and the prediction of potential impacts from natural hazards. Concerning his research, Gerardo has effectively employed this methodology to enhance permafrost predictions in alpine basins within the Canadian Rockies.