Webinar: Contributions of Indigenous People’s EO to Water Quality Monitoring

We invite you to this webinar in recognition of Indigenous People’s Day 2024 – co-sponsored by GEO AquaWatch, GEO Indigenous Alliance, AquaWatch Australia, WWQA, and IAGLR.  This informative 90 minute event will be moderated by James Rattling Leaf and will feature a presentation of our recent publication recommending best practices for inclusion of indigenous science, followed by Water Quality Use Cases presented by global indigenous scientists and an audience participation discussion.   Use the QR code to register today!  More details on the agenda will be shared in coming days.  Please help us promote this webinar by sharing it with your network!

Workshop Applications – extended to June 16th!


“Unlocking the Global Benefits of Water Quality Monitoring through Earth Observation”

The University of Stirling’s Earth and Planetary Observation Research Group invite you to attend a workshop to address one of the most important questions within aquatic remote sensing, how can more people and more countries benefit from satellite-based Earth observation of water? Available satellite data and products for monitoring water quantity and water quality have advanced in the last decade, and individual countries need to grow capacity to ensure their own autonomy in benefiting from Earth observation to meet their own specific needs and agendas, whilst also supporting global initiatives, including Sustainable Development Goals. This workshop will address this critical issue by collectively exploring the challenges and opportunities to deliver a series of strategies that are specific to different global economic groups (low, lower-middle, upper-middle and high income countries) and the unique context of each group. Join us to shape a future in which all can benefit from Earth observation of water.

“Unlocking the Global Benefits of Water Quality Monitoring through Earth Observation” 

Dynamic hackathon-style workshop event

28th to 30th August 2024  (Please do not apply if you are unable to attend during these dates.  This is an In-Person workshop only)

University of Stirling, Scotland

Apply here 

This 3-day in person event is hosted by the University of Stirling, and is co-organised by UNEP’s World Water Quality Alliance, and GEO AquaWatch. Additional organisation support has been received from the World Meteorological Organization.
Please distribute widely within your organisations and communities. This event welcomes anyone in the water or remote sensing domains, whom is interested in expanding the benefits of Earth observation in their country. 
The application period has been extended until June 16, 2024, 23:59 UTC. Only partial travel funding remains available for participants from low or low-middle income countries. Anyone without ability to fund a portion of their own travel from LLMIC, or to self-fund their own travel if not from an LLMIC should not apply during this extension.  Participants from outside of the United Kingdom will require a Standard Visa (Business Route) which can be applied for before making travel arrangements (more info). Letters of invitation can be requested in the application.
For more information and to apply, see  the website: https://shorturl.at/WxlAN

VITO Job Opportunity – Water Quality Remote Sensing Scientist

VITO is advertising a vacancy for a remote sensing scientist based in Belgium.

Job requirements

  • You have a Master or PhD degree in exact sciences, applied sciences, bioscience engineering or civil engineering;
  • You have proven experience in the scientific development and application of aquatic remote sensing methods;
  • You have at least 5 years of hands-on experience in remote sensing research projects;
  • You have sound programming skills in Python, R or C++;
  • Knowledge and background in ocean optics and ocean colour is a strong asset;
  • Expertise in machine learning techniques on remote sensing data is a strong asset;
  • International experience would also be an asset;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English is key;
  • You have a strong interest to work in an international environment.


  • We work ‘activity-based’, our activities bring us to our location. Our headquarter is in Mol. Hybrid / Part-time working from home or a satellite office in Antwerp-Berchem, Genk, Ghent or Ostend is possible.
  • A competitive salary with a range of benefits, including allowances, insurance and a modular package of holidays.
  • Innovation is our asset, so it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to take additional training courses and stay up-to-date in their field. You will always have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and discover new technologies.
  • You will have the opportunity to be part of an organization with an international reputation, known for its cutting-edge technological research and scientific consultancy.
  • With us, you will contribute directly to sustainable developments at local, national and global level through your innovative applications. You provide answers to contemporary societal challenges.
  • Moreover, we highly value a good work-life balance at VITO! This is achieved by adopting a flexible attitude depending on your specific needs.


Find out more and apply here

GEO AquaWatch Water Talks 2024 – call for Early Career Water Quality Science talks

(Ver abajo para español)

Are you an Early Career Scientist in the Earth Observation for Water Quality field?  The Early Career Society of GEO AquaWatch is pleased to announce their call for water quality speakers in the 2024 Water Talks webinar series is now open!

Apply and find out more here:


En español

¿Es usted un científico que inicia su carrera en el campo de la observación de la Tierra para la calidad del agua? ¡La Early Career Society de GEO AquaWatch se complace en anunciar que ya está abierta su convocatoria de oradores sobre calidad del agua en la serie de seminarios web Water Talks 2024!

Postula y descubre más aquí: