Deadline Extended! Call for Early Career Scientist Speakers!


Water Talks: Advancing Diversity and Equity in Aquatic Remote Sensing

An activity of the GEO AquaWatch Early Career Society 

GEO AquaWatch invites early career professionals and scientists in the field of aquatic remote sensing from geographically underrepresented backgrounds.

    • Researchers are now invited to submit an abstract (4000 characters, including spaces) for an oral webinar presentation on Earth Observation in Water Quality. Abstracts will be accepted for consideration until 11st of August 2023. A broad range of Earth Observation water quality topics is welcome, from algorithm development to understanding the needs of the user community. Early Career water quality professionals and scientists from groups and geographic regions under-represented in science are especially encouraged to apply.
    • This opportunity is a two-part series. The first part involves optional presentation training with GEO AquaWatch Early Career Society members to help further develop presentation skills and English language fluency. The second part involves giving a webinar presentation for the entire GEO AquaWatch Network. This is a unique opportunity to have peer feedback before presenting your work to the entire community.
    • The selection focuses on underrepresented research groups, with a particular focus on researchers located in underrepresented geographic regions or who conduct research in those regions.

The 2023-24 webinar theme is “Understanding water quality from space”

GEO AquaWatch has a strong emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) policies and these principles will be encouraged in setting the program. Webinar participants will be expected to be aware of and follow GEO AquaWatch’s new Code of Conduct during discussions.   

Webinar Logistics: monthly 60 minute virtual webinars to be held at the time of the speaker’s convenience on business days.

Where: Virtual.

Abstract Submission Deadline 25th of August 2023. Notification of those selected will be made by September 10th, 2023.

Link to Registration and Abstract Submission Form:

Questions: email with WATER TALKS Call for Speakers in the subject line

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