Available freshwater resources are emerging as a limiting factor not only in quantity, but also in quality, for human development and ecological stability. We are pleased to announce that a DRAFT IOCCG Report on “Earth Observations in Support of Global Water Quality Monitoring“, edited by S. Greb, A. Dekker and C. Binding, is now available for preview on the IOCCG webpage at: http://ioccg.org/group/water-quality/(low resolution). This report is the result of an IOCCG working group on the topic, chaired by A. Dekker, P. DIGiacomo and S. Greb, aiming to build stronger linkages between water resources management end users and data providers, to fully realize current and future EO products.
The final report will be published within the next few months and will be printed by the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics, Second Institute of Oceanography, China, which is gratefully acknowledged. Hardcopies of the report can be requested at: http://ioccg.org/request-hardcopy-ioccg-report-17/. The number of printed copies will depend upon requests received, so please submit your requests as soon as possible.
Note: Hardcopies of IOCCG Reports 15 (Phytoplankton Functional Types from Space, 2014) and 16 (Ocean Colour Remote Sensing in Polar Seas, 2015) are currently being printed by NOAA and should be mailed within the next few weeks.