Looking to 'eyes in the sky' to study rising sea levels

Satellites offer climate scientists broader coverage of vast oceans

Dr Hindumathi Palanisamy from the Centre for Climate Research Singapore says climate scientists should make it a priority to convey to people the importance of climate change.
Dr Hindumathi Palanisamy from the Centre for Climate Research Singapore says climate scientists should make it a priority to convey to people the importance of climate change.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Dr Hindumathi Palanisamy has enjoyed studying the skies and the stars since she was a child, a passion she turned into a career as a scientist studying the ocean through satellites.

"Growing up in India, my mother and I would often go star-spotting," Dr Hindumathi, 33, told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2020, with the headline 'Looking to 'eyes in the sky' to study rising sea levels'. Subscribe