2016 GEOAquaWatch Meeting in Koblenz

The GEO Water Quality Community of Practice – now known as the GEO AquaWatch Initiative– held a meeting at the German Federal Institute of Hydrology on June 8 – 10, 2016.  Day 1 of the workshop was a joint session with the GEO Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations (IGWCO) community of practice.  The remainder of the meeting was focused on the development of GEO AquaWatch projects.  See the agenda, meeting summary and select presentations below for additional information.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Joint Session with the Integrated Global Water Cycle

AquaWatch Overview
Steven Greb, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources & Emily Smail, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Andrew Tyler & Peter Hunter, University of Stirling

Steef Peters, Water Insight

Copernicus Global Land Service
Steve Groom, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Blake Schaeffer, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Ils Reusen, VITO

BfG Activities
Bjorn Baschek, Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde

GEMS Activities
Philipp Saile, United Nations Environment Programme GEMS/Water Global Data Center

Daniel Odermatt, Odermatt & Brockmann

Sustainable Development Goals & Earth Observation
Arnold Dekker, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)

Feasibility Imaging Spectrometer
Arnold Dekker, CSIRO

Ilona Barlund, Helmhotz-Centre for Environmental Research

Mark Dowell, European Commission – Joint Research Centre

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Water related GEO activities and their relationship to AquaWatch

Richard Lawford, Morgan State University

Blue Planet
Emily Smail, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

GEO Wetlands
Adrian Strauch, University of Bonn

GEOAquaWatch Work Packages 1 and 2
Emily Smail, NOAA