EGU General Assembly 2021
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Deep learning for extracting water body from Sentinel-2 MSI imagery

Shuren Chou
Shuren Chou
  • Space Engineering University, Space Security Center,, Space Security Center,, Beijing, China (

Deep learning has a good capacity of hierarchical feature learning from unlabeled remote sensing images. In this study, the simple linear iterative clustering (SLIC) method was improved to segment the image into good quality super-pixels. Then, we used the convolutional neural network (CNN) to extract of water bodies from Sentinel-2 MSI data using deep learning technique. In the proposed framework, the improved SLIC method obtained the correct water bodies boundary by optimizing the initial clustering center, designing a dynamic distance measure, and expanding the search space. In addition, it is different from traditional extraction of water bodies methods that cannot achieve multi-level water bodies detection. Experimental results showed that this method had higher detection accuracy and robustness than other methods. This study was able to extract water bodies from remotely sensed images with deep learning and to conduct accuracy assessment.

How to cite: Chou, S.: Deep learning for extracting water body from Sentinel-2 MSI imagery, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-3740,, 2021.