Els Knaeps obtained a Master’s degree in Geography and a Master’s degree in GIS and Remote Sensing. She has 10 years of experience in Remote Sensing Image processing for water quality and coastal management. Her research has mainly focused on suspended sediment and turbidity retrieval in turbid coastal waters. It has led to her collaborations with universities, research institutes, industries and international organisations. 

remote sensing lets us see how beautiful  and astonishing our planet really is

She is a member of several international workgroups in the field of inland and coastal water quality and has coordinated several research and commercial projects. At present, Els leads a team of researchers working on biodiversity, water and coastal applications.