MSc Radoslaw Gurdak

Since 2016 in Remote Sensing Centre at the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography. Since October 2017 MSc Radoslaw Gurdak is carrying out four-year doctoral (PhD) studies conducted at Department of Geoinformatics, Cartography and Remote Sensing , Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw.

MSc Radosław Gurdak graduated at the University of Warsaw, Department of Geography and Regional Studies in 2014. For his MSc. degree he was studying Digital geomorphological map of małopolskie voivodeship in scale 1: 300 000 with geoinformatics methods. He is responsible for in-situ measurements collections (soil moisture, LAI, APAR, carbon balance, radiance temperature, chlorophyll, wet and dry biomass). Mr. Gurdak completed the course of the spectroradiometer (ASD FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res) operation.

His research focused on analyzing biophysical parameters applying satellite images derived from Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3 and Proba-V missions. Within the framework of ESA-funded project POLWET he is responsible for processing microwave images (ALOS-2, ENVISAT, ERS, Sentinel-1) and production of the maps of roughness, soil moisture, the spring floods. His latest research activities are concentrated on assessing the quality of low and medium-resolution images under ESA-funded project on land products validation.

In 2016-2018 he attended in many national and international conferences (SPIE, IGARSS, LPVE, Proba-V Symposium, FLEX and EARSeL Workshops). He presented the results of his research during oral presentations and poster sessions. Mr Gurdak took part in an internship in Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena where he expanded his knowledge on SAR data. Mr. Gurdak is also involved in field data collection in order to analyze vegetation conditions over wetlands and agricultural areas in Poland. Since 2017 Mr Gurdak is a team member who conducts research within the JECAM Poland study site. Mr Gurdak is also experienced in field data collection for Calibration/Validation of space-based observations, performed within the framework of ESA funded project entitled Land Products Validation and Characterisation in support to Proba-V, S-2 and S-3 missions.


Participation in research projects:

JECAM POLAND Joint Experiment of Crop Assessment and Monitoring

ESA IRRSAT (2017-2019) Irrigation Factor 4 potato growth using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data

ESA LPVP (2016-2018) Land Products Validation and Characterisation in support to Proba-V, S-2 and S-3 missions

ESA POLWET (2015-2017) System for new space-based products for wetlands under Ramsar Convention – pilot Project for Poland supporting future GlobWetland


Latest most relevant publications and presentations:

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Musial J., Malinska A., Budzynska M., Gurdak R., Kiryla W., Bartold M., Grzybowski P., 2018, Soil Moisture in the Biebrza Wetlands Retrieved from Sentinel-1 Imagery, Remote Sensing 2018 10(12) 1979. doi:10.3390/rs10121979 PAPER

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Bartold M., Gurdak R., Gatkowska M., Kiryla W., Bochenek Z., Malinska A., 2018, Crop Yield Modelling Applying Leaf Area Index Estimated from Sentinel-2 and Proba-V Data at JECAM site in Poland, Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 22 - 27 July 2018, Valencia, Spain. doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8519120 PAPER

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Bartold M., Gurdak R., Gatkowska M., Kiryla W., Bochenek Z., Malinska A., 2018, Crop yield modelling applying Leaf Area Index estimated from Sentinel-2 and Proba-V data at JECAM site in Poland, Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 22 - 27 July 2018, Valencia, Spain. POSTER

Gurdak R., Bartold M., Bochenek Z., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., 2018, Analysis of spatial resolution impact on estimated biophysical parameters applying Proba-V and Sentinel-2 data, 29 - 31 May 2018, Ostend, Belgium. POSTER

Gurdak R., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Bartold M., Bochenek Z., 2018, Comparison of different methods for estimates of vegetation biophysical parameters applying in-situ data and Sentinel-2, Proba-V data, LPVE - Workshop on Land Product Validation and Evolution, 27 February - 1 March 2018, Frascati (Rome), Italy. POSTER

Bochenek Z., Dąbrowska-Zielińska K., Gurdak R., Niro F., Bartold M., Grzybowski P., 2017, Validation of the LAI biophysical product derived from Sentinel-2 and Proba-V images for winter wheat in western Poland, Geoinformation Issues, Vol. 9, No. 1(9), pp. 15-26. PAPER

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Budzynska M., Gurdak R., Musial J., Malinska A., Gatkowska M., Bartold M., 2017, Application of Sentinel-1 VH and VV and Sentinel-2 for soil moisture studies, Proceedings of SPIE 10426, Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, 104260C (3 October 2017). doi:10.1117/12.2278613 PAPER

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Bartold M., Gurdak R., 2016, POLWET – System for new space-based products for wetlands under RAMSAR Convention, Geoinformation Issues, Vol. 8, No. 1(8), pp. 25-35. PAPER