Guy Schumann

Guy Schumann

INSTAAR Affiliate

  • Scientist, Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc.


  • PhD, Geography: University of Dundee, 2008

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Currently working on R&D projects concerned with flood inundation modeling, floodplain mapping, and current and potential satellite missions for hydrology.

Research Interests

Dr Schumann’s research interests focus around flood hazard, from local to global scale, using hydrodynamic modeling and remote sensing. He has extensive experience in the field of remote sensing data integration with hydrodynamic modeling and particularly radar remote sensing and its use in model calibration and validation. He has done extensive work on flood inundation mapping from SAR and integration of uncertainties. His recent research focuses on large- and fine-scale flood inundation modeling and integration with remotely sensed data geared towards interoperability of products to better assist flood disaster response.


Dr. Guy Schumann is a Scientist at Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc. He received both the MS (Remote Sensing) and PhD (Geography) degrees from the University of Dundee, Scotland. Dr. Schumann has more than 10 years of experience in the field of remote sensing data integration with hydrodynamic modeling and particularly radar remote sensing and its use in flood models. Most of his current work and projects are NASA- and JPL-funded projects focusing on simulating river hydrodynamics and floodplain inundation, particularly as part of pre-mission projects for the upcoming NASA/CNES SWOT (Surface Water Ocean Topography) mission and the NASA ROSES (Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences) program. Dr Schumann is also involved in the Interoperability Program activities of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Dr. Schumann is currently also a Visiting Research Fellow at Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol.




Guy Schumann 2019: The need for scientific rigour and accountability in flood mapping to better support disaster response. Hydrological Processes, 33(24): 3138-3142. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.13547

Guy Schumann, Domeneghetti, A. 2016: Exploiting the proliferation of current and future satellite observations of rivers. Hydrological Processes, 30(16): 2891-2896. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10825

Guy Schumann, Stampoulis, D., Smith, A. M., Sampson, C. C., Andreadis, K. M., Neal, J. C., Bates, P. D. 2016: Rethinking flood hazard at the global scale. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(19): 10,249-10,256. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL070260

Guy Schumann, Frye, S., Wells, G., Adler, R., Robert Brakenridge, Bolten, J., Murray, J., Slayback, D., Policelli, F., Kirschbaum, D., Wu, H., Cappelaere, P., Howard, T., Flamig, Z., Clark, R., Stough, T., Chini, M., Matgen, P., Green, D., Jones, B. 2016: Unlocking the full potential of Earth observation during the 2015 Texas flood disaster. Water Resources Research, 52(5): 3288-3293. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018428

Guy Schumann, Bates, P. D., Neal, J. C., Andreadis, K. M. 2014: Fight floods on a global scale. Nature, 507: 169. DOI: 10.1038/507169e

Guy Schumann, Neal, J. C., Voisin, N., Andreadis, K. M., Pappenberger, F., Phanthuwongpakdee, N., Hall, A. C., Bates, P. D. 2013: A first large scale flood inundation forecasting model. Water Resources Research, 49(10): 6248-6257. DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20521

Guy Schumann, Bates, P. D., Horritt, M. S., Matgen, P., Pappenberger, F. 2009: Progress in integration of remote sensing–derived flood extent and stage data and hydraulic models. Reviews of Geophysics, 47(4): article RG4001. DOI: 10.1029/2008RG000274